Georgia E. 'Jo' Warren
May 22, 1916 - June 13, 2003
Jo Warren, 87, of Grand Junction passed away Friday, June 13, 2003, at Larchwood Inns after an extended illness.
Warren was born May 22, 1916, near Meeker to George and Emma (Terrell) Warren.
She attended schools in Rio Blanco County and was graduated from high school in Silt, Colo.
She moved to Grand Junction where she attended Ross Business College and has lived and worked in Grand Junction since that time.
Warren was employed by several local businesses, including Citizens Finance (now Avco Financial) and she retired from there after many years of service.
Warren was a long-standing member of National Secretaries Association and remained active until her health began to fail in 1999. She was a devoted life-long friend and caregiver for Viola Alstatt. After retirement, Warren and Alstatt traveled extensively and enjoyed fishing and other outdoor activities. They enjoyed gardening until moving to a retirement residence. After Alstatt’s passing in 2000, Warren enjoyed spending time with her family and close friends and took great pride in representing the five generations of family members. She valued her many friends for the time they gave to her.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Jesse Warren, Clara Ely, Daisy Grant, Edna Govereau, Ruth Kenney, Bill Warren and Earl Warren. Survivors include nieces: Lois Hedges (primary caregiver) of Grand Junction, Charlotte Wix and Betty Kincher of Meeker; and nephews, Ray Ely, Warren Ely and Lawrence Govereau, all living outside Colorado; and caregivers Joe and Marge (great-niece) Allessandri. She is also survived by 28 great-nieces and nephews, 35 great-great nieces and nephews and six great-great-great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by others she considered extended family including, Ann Alstatt, Thomas, Douglas and Ethel Walck and Dudley and Mary Elliot.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 18 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Dr. William Young officiating. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 2754 Compass Drive, Grand Junction, Colo., 81501.
Callahan-Edfast Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Connie K. Anderson
July 12, 1954 - December 29, 2005
Connie K. Anderson, 51, after surviving cancer without recurrence, passed away from related complications on Dec. 29, 2005, surrounded by her family in accordance with her final wishes. Wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, she was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her.
Connie Kay Higgins Anderson was born on July 12, 1954, to Floyd James Higgins and June Reamy Higgins of Miles City, the youngest of five children. She was notable for her stubbornness, her ability to make friends, and her long golden blond hair and blue eyes. She was graduated from Custer County High School in June 1972, and worked in Miles City at the Custer County School Administration office, the Miles City Star, and the Production Credit Association before marrying the love of her life, David Anderson, on June 28, 1975. They were blessed with three children, Molly, Eli and Noah. Connie and her family moved from Miles City to Colorado as Dave began his career in the coal mining industry, living in Craig, Colorado Springs, Rangely and Brighton. Her main focus was always on her children and her husband, her parents, both brothers and their families, and her sisters and their families. She was an avid collector, reader, needle worker and gardener. Connie liked to argue politics and never backed down. Connie and Dave had 30 happy years together, and planned to travel the country after his retirement, Dave golfing and Connie scouting out treasures in second hand shops and antique stores. During that 30 years Connie ran a daycare, worked in a video store, in a bakery and in Rangely and Brighton as a teacher’s aide for special needs students.
Connie is survived by her loving husband of 31 years David Anderson, of Brighton, Colo.; her children Molly (Charles) Anderson Childers of Durango, Colo., Elias (Dayna expecting Connie’s first grandchild) Anderson of Denver, Colo., and Noah Anderson of Brighton, Colo. She is also survived by her mother June Higgins of Miles City, Mont., sisters Carla (Roger) Muggli, Miles City, Mont., and Cheryl (Scott McNeil) D’Remy, brother Mike (Myrna) Higgins of Miles City, Mont. She was preceded in death by her father Floyd Higgins of Miles City, Mont., and oldest brother John Higgins and by many aunts and uncles. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Dotty (Herb) Watts, Livingston, Mont., Roberta Cauthron of Bozeman, Mont., Kayrene Higgins of Laurel, Mont. and numerous other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, from 1-7 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will follow in the family lot in the Custer County Cemetery
in Miles City. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Colorado Hospital, Office of Development, P.O. Box 6508, Mail Stop F485, Aurora, Colo., 80045.
Ethal M. Jordan
August 21, 1916 - December 28, 2005
Ethal was born in Oxford, Neb., on Aug. 21, 1916, to William H. Frost and Melvina Logston. In May of 1919, her family moved from Nebraska to Craig. A few years later, the William H. Frost family homesteaded south of Hamilton on Moody Creek, known to many as Stinking Gulch. During the Great Depression the family of nine children moved to Craig, along Fortification Creek and she worked for various ranches, including the Woodbury Creamery.
On Nov. 23, 1935, she wed Raymond L. Jordan and moved to Morapos and lived on the O.P. Jordan homestead where they operated the family ranch. To this union, four children were born; Larry, Peggy, Mary and Donna Rae. During the oil boom years, the Jordan family moved to the Moffat oil fields. In the late 40s, the family moved to Hamilton.
Through the years, Ethal volunteered for numerous organizations which included 18 years as a pink lady for the Craig hospital auxiliary, 13 years as a manager for the A&W drive-in kitchen, 30 years as an article writer for the Morapos/Hamilton Community News. She was also instrumental in starting the hot lunch program at the Hamilton School and was a very active member of the Moffat County Cowbelles.
Ethal served for nearly 50 years as a cooperative weather observer for the U.S. National Weather Service. For this service, Ethal recently received two prestigious awards, the Hagemeyer award and John Companius Holm award. She was honored for these awards by the U.S. Congress in 2004. These awards are recorded at the Smithsonian Institute.
She also received recognition from the Moffat County Fair Board as “super superintendent” and for 50 years of volunteer service. Ethal was president and instrumental in establishing the Hamilton Community Center. This center is utilized for many functions today.
Ethal was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ray, sisters Naomi, Elsie, Willie, Betty and brother Dean. She is survived by her sister Emma Smith and brother Donald and Jack Frost. Children, Larry Jordan (Linda) of Dillon, Mont.; Peggy Bailey of Craig; Mary Ryan of Hamilton; and Donna Rae McAnnany (Tim) of Rockfield, Ky. Six grandchildren: Laurinda, Edwina, Bruce, Mike, Kathy and Eric; seven great-grandchildren Ashlie, Teron, Trevor, Trinda, Liam, Jordan and Wyatt.
Ethal enjoyed a full life of 89 years and will be remembered as an icon in Hamilton and Moffat County. In memory of Ethal Jordan, donations may be made to the Hamilton Community Center, c/o Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave., Craig, Colo., 81625.
May 30, 1927 - December 22, 2005
Lifelong Meeker resident Brad Calkins, 78, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, in Meeker.
James Bradley Calkins was born May 30, 1927, in Meeker, the youngest of eight children born to Charles S. and Mabel (Welch) Calkins. He attended Meeker schools and in the early 1950s served his country for two years in the United States Army.
Following his discharge, Brad returned to Meeker and in 1953 was united in marriage to Doris Marie Cook. Doris preceded him in death in 2001. He was also preceded in death by his parents and all of his brothers and sisters.
For many years, Brad was a mechanic at various garages in Meeker. He later went to work for Bill and Ike Harp at Harp Transportation, retiring many years ago. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid and unapologetic Denver Bronco fan.
Survivors include his children Bill and his wife Jerrie of Meeker, Ron and his wife Sandy of Palisade, his grandson Jon Bradley Calkins and nieces and nephews Kathy Waugh and her husband Curtis of Delta, Doug Cook of Paonia and Jackie Cook of Naturita, all of whom he and Doris helped to raise, two step-grandchildren, Tony and his wife Yuka Beason of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jeff and his wife Becky Beason of El Mirage, Ariz., and their children Mattie, Paige and Ashley. He is also survived by one sister-in-law, Marie Calkins of Meeker.
At his request there will be no services. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society through Cochran Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 1048, which has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Ronald R. Ellis
August 7, 1952 - December 24, 2005
Ronald R. Ellis, 53, of Milner, Colo., died Dec. 24, 2005, at Denver General Hospital.
Ellis was born Aug. 7, 1952, in Arvada, Colo., to Alford R. Hutchinson and Shirley May With.
Ronald was married June 5, 2004, to Susan Sprenger in Milner. He was graduated from Boulder High School in 1971 and worked as an auto mechanic for most of his life. He worked in the plumbing/heating field for the past few months.
Ronald was a Master Mason member of the Masonic Lodge in Steamboat Springs and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Scottish Rites.
He loved hunting, fishing, traveling, quilting, his grandchildren and helping others.
He was preceded in death by Donna K. Hutchinson, sister; Danny L. Hutchinson, brother and both parents.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Ellis, of Milner; son James R. Ellis of Loveland; daughters Austynn Bonny Blocker of Grand Junction and Lisa Abella of Kayenta, Ariz.; brother James Ellis (Treasa) of Meeker; and sisters Kimberly Blocker of Raton, N.M., and Tina Friess of Piney Point, Md.; and 13 grandchildren
Private services were held at Viegut Funeral Home in Loveland. There will be a public service in Steamboat Springs at a later date.
Irma E. “Beth” Stewart
March 2, 1921 - December 4, 2005
Irma E. “Beth” Stewart, 84, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at her home in Grand Junction, Colo. She was born to Charles and Leanora Molitor on March 2, 1921, in Offerlee, Kan.
Beth was graduated from Offerlee High School and then went on to receive her degree from Garden City, Kan.
Throughout her life, she has worked as a bookkeeper for accountants and businesses. She will be remembered for being the “best mom,” her exactness with numbers and her skills in crocheting, sewing and quilting.
Beth is survived by her only child, Pam (Jerry) Mock of Grand Junction, brother, Edwin Molitor of Offerlee, Kan; grandchildren, Douglas Mock of Grand Junction, and Rhonda Mock of Walker, La. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Graveside service will be held Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery
in Offerlee, Kan. Visitation will be on Friday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Swaim Funeral Home in Dodge City, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association of Colorado, PO Box 474, Grand Junction, Colo., 81502 or Alzheimer’s Association, 761 Rood Ave, Grand Junction, Colo., 81501.
Linda Mae Allred Steele
October 7, 1951 - December 19, 2005
Linda Mae Allred Steele, 54, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at her home in Vernal, Utah. Linda was born in Rangely, Colo., on Oct. 7, 1951.
She was the daughter of Earl Allred (Reta) of Vernal, Utah, and the late Gladys Campbell. Linda spent most of her childhood years in Rangely. She married her childhood buddy, Larry Allen Steele, in the Salt Lake Temple on Dec. 8, 1972. Except for a brief stay in Farmington, Utah, Linda has made her home in Vernal, Utah, since 1982. Linda has devoted her life to her husband, children, her church, to teaching the youth of our community and to the research and writing of history. She had four children, Michael Allen Steele (Deanna), Aaron Dean Steele (Amanda), Sterling Brooks Steele (Kristin), Benjamin James Steele who is deceased and two very special granddaughters Sydney Mae Steele and Adielle Mary Steele.
Linda is also preceded in death by her brother, James Vincent Allred (Mary Ann) of Rangely. Linda is survived by her brothers, Ray Earl Allred (Carol) of Sandy, Utah, and David Glade Allred (Joanne) of Rangely and many other wonderful family, friends and colleagues.
Linda was graduated with high honors in history from Brigham Young University in 1974 and at the time of her death was working on a master’s degree in history from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She counts as one of her greatest educational honors the opportunity to teach the youth of Vernal. Her publications include the story “The Kite” in the Ensign Magazine and “James and Elizabeth Allred,” a history of her third great grandfather who settled Spring City, Utah.
Linda was president of the Uintah Schools Foundation, worked on the Uintah County Fair board and in positions with a political party. She has served as President of the Stake Primary, in the Presidency of the Stake Relief Society, as President of Ward Primary and Young Women, and has served in scouting and other leadership positions.
Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Glines 2nd Ward Chapel, Vernal 2nd Ward Chapel, 1510 W. U.S. Hwy. 40, Vernal, Utah. Burial will be in the Measer Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday Dec. 22, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Thomson - Blackburn Funeral Home, 15 E. 100 N., Vernal, Utah, and one hour prior to the funeral services at the Vernal 2nd Ward Chapel.
Send written memories to Larry Steele, PO Box 1585, Vernal, Utah, 84078 or email@example.com
Opal N. Willey
January 23, 1920 - December 13, 2005
Opal N. Willey, at the age of 85, passed away on Dec. 13, 2005, in Rifle, Colo.
Opal was born in Grant County, Kan., to John W. Scrogum and Josephine Wilson Scrogum. Opal married Olen Fred Willey in 1951 in Denver, Colo. Opal was a resident of Rifle for 40 years. Opal is survived by nine children; Lewis W. Carpenter of Wichita, Kan., Marjorie L. Carpenter Alspaugh of Parsons, Kan., Norean L. Carpenter Johnson of Harrison, Ark., Roy C. Bundy of Tulsa, Okla., and Edgar L. Carpenter of Bonanza, Colo., all from a previous marriage. Verna L. Willey Mullet of Fort Lupton, Colo., Ramona L. Willey Klein of Meeker, Colo., Ronald M. Willey of Meeker, Colo., and Bernerd R. Willey of Rifle, Colo. Opal is also survived by a brother, John Scrogum of Tehachapi, Calif. Opal is also survived by a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and friends.
Opal requested no funeral services to be held at this time. There will be a memorial service held by the family on May 28, 2006 at 2 p.m. at 30414 Hwy. 6 and 24, Rifle, Colo. Anyone wishing to pay their respects may attend this service.
Opal was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Olen F. Willey, and her sisters, Faye Scrogum Davis, Denie Scrogum Findlay and Lena Scrogum Davis.
The family would like to have donations made to one of the following organizations in lieu of flowers:
Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970 Glenwood Springs, Colo. 81601, Alpine Home Health, 1316 Grand Ave. Glenwood Springs, Colo., 81601.
Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. 7th St. Glenwood Springs, Colo., 81601 has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Donald L. Davis
January 7, 1936 - December 9, 2005
Donald L. Davis, 69, of Rangely, died Dec. 9, 2005, at the Rangely District Hospital. Mr. Davis was a retired Chevron engineer and served as a Rio Blanco County commissioner for 16 years.
Davis was born Jan. 7, 1936, to Earl and Ruth (Rader) Davis. He attended Craig High School and Mesa Junior College. He served in the U.S. Army for three years. He was a member of the St. Timothy Church ministry team and on the Bishop’s Committee.
Survivors include his wife, Paula, of Rangely; four children, Delon Martinez of Cortez, Diane Fox of Cortez, Jamie Richens of Rangely and John Hadden-ham of Reno, Nev., his father, Earl Davis of Craig and 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mem-orial services were Monday at the Rangely High School auditorium. There was a private, family service at Rangely Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Timothy Church in Rangely or the Rangely Public Schools.
Arrangements were coordinated by Rangely Mortuary.
Robert C. Mullen
November 13, 1944 - November 26, 2005
Robert C. Mullen, 61, Westminster, Colo., formerly of Rangely, passed away Nov. 26, 2005, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Robert was born in Muskogee, Okla., on Nov. 13, 1944, from the union of Charles W. and Kathryn Hunt Mullen. Robert spent his childhood in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Minot, N.D., where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Minot State University. He later received his P.H.D. at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Mullen was the northwest regional manager for the Colorado Department of Education.
On June 25, 1966, he married Celesta Schmidt in Minot N.D., She survives.
Dr. Mullen was a member of the Spirit of Christ Catholic Church in Westminster, Colo., and lived in the Rangely, Colo., area for 17 years. He enjoyed spending free time reading science fiction novels, sports magazines and a good mystery. He treasured spending time with his family, traveling, fishing on Lake Powell and was noted by many for his keen sense of humor and wit.
Survivors include his wife Celesta of Westminster, Colo., his mother Kathryn Mullen of Grand Junction, Colo.; a legacy of three sons; R. Bryan (Julie) Mullen of Grand Junction, Colo., Michael L. (Gretchen) Mullen of Westminster, Colo., and Kevin C. (Jennifer) Mullen of Seattle, Wash.
Other survivors include three brothers; Kris Mullen of Mukilteo, Wash., Richard Mullen of Palm Springs, Calif., Gary Mullen of Bakersfield, Calif., and two grandchildren; Kaylee and Delaney Mullen.
Dr. Mullen was preceded in death by his Father Charles W. Mullen, a son Charles P. Mullen; granddaughter Bryanna Mullen and daughter-in-law Deborah Mullen.
A funeral mass will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, 1 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Bert Chilson officiating. A rosary will be held Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at Martin Mortuary. Burial will take place 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at the Rangely Cemetery, Rangely, Colo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rangely Public Library, 109 E Main St, Rangely, Colo., 81648, in Robert’s name.
Kenneth “Blue” Balcomb
Feb. 25, 1920 - Nov. 10, 2005
Kenneth “Blue” Balcomb of Rimrock, Ariz., died on Nov. 10, at Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood, Ariz. He was born on Feb. 25, 1920, in Albuquerque, N.M.
He served in the Marine Corps during World War II and was discharged with the rank of captain.
He attended the University of New Mexico and received his LLB degree from the University of Colorado.
He started practicing law as an assistant district attorney in Meeker.
In 1953 he and Robert Delaney opened a law firm in Glenwood Springs where he continued to practice law until his retirement.
On three separate occasions, he argued and won cases before the United States Supreme Court.
He was a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the National Rifle Association, the American Handyman’s Association and Ducks Unlimited.
He was a lifelong hunter, outdoorsman and Labrador Retriever owner. He was also a Lake Powell enthusiast and avid bird watcher and golfer, as well as an indefatigable defender of Western Slope water and streams.
He was preceded in death by his wife, M. Michelle Balcomb. He is survived by his sons, Kenneth of Friday Harbor, Wash., Scott (and his wife, Janet) of Glenwood Springs, Colo., and Mark (and his wife, Lisa) of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; daughter, Katharine Balcomb Rippy (and her husband, Dow) of Silt, Colo.; stepdaughter, Lauri Strong of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; stepson, Scott Baker of Ala.; brothers, Edward Balcomb of Albuqu-erque, N.M., Robert Samuel Balcomb of Bremerton, Wash., and John Douglas Balcomb of Wickenburg, Ala.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on Friday, Nov. 18, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Glenwood Springs, Colo.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 546 Hyland Park Drive, Glenwood Springs, Colo., 81601.
Claude Humbert Rees
July 29, 1910 - November 19, 2005
Claude Humbert Rees, 95, born July 29, 1910, in Rifle, Colo., passed away Nov. 19, 2005, at Heritage Park Care Center, Carbondale, Colo. He was the son of Claude Harp and Theo (Humbert) Rees. Prior to his death, he had been a resident of Glenwood Springs, Colo. He also was District Director for the United States Department of Agriculture prior to his retirement. He had also been a rancher and cattleman and a columnist for the Glenwood Post Independent. He was married to Eleanor (Smith) Rees Oct. 30, 1949, at the Rifle Christian Church in Rifle, Colo. He was a lifelong Masonic Lodge member of the Rifle Lodge No. 129 where he served as lodge master. He served as Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Chapter of Colorado. He also a District Lecturer and Grand Orator of the Grand Lodge of Colorado: and Worshipful Master of the Research Lodge of Colorado.
Humbert Rees lived in Garfield County and lived there for his entire 95 years of life. He loved the western slope and Garfield County, the area was a part of him, and as one of the original ranching families and settlers in the area, he was a part of it. Until 1959, he operated the Rees Ranch on Government Creek, first in conjunction with his father and then by himself when his father retired from ranching... In 1959, he and his family moved to Glenwood Springs and he started work with the Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, eventually rising to District Director for Western Colorado.
He retired from the ASCS in 1978 after 20 years of service. In his ASCS work, he was instrumental in obtaining loans and aid that allowed a number of area ranches to continue operation during rough drought times. After his retirement, he wrote a weekly column for the Glenwood Post, “This ‘En that” for almost 20 years, contributing over 1000 columns without missing a week. An exceptionally talented story teller, in his columns he covered early Western Colorado history and ranch life, thoughts on community and development and Western Colorado life in general. His column became one of the most popular Glenwood Post features, and he was widely known and respected in Glenwood Springs and Rifle.
Humbert Rees is the author of four books: “Claude Harp Rees, A Gathering of Memories,” about early ranch life in Western Colorado and how the early Rees family fit into Western Colorado history. “The Best of Humbert Rees” and “The rest of the Best of Humbert Rees,” edited collections of his columns and “Travels with the Lads,” telling the stories of family trips throughout the United States and abroad.
He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver in 1931, an unusual accomplishment at that time for a cattleman. majoring in English, he also served as editor of the school newspaper — The DU Clarion — and as a page in the state legislature during his winters in Denver during his time at Denver University.
In addition to his extensive Masonic work, he was active in the community in many ways. He was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs for nearly 50 years, serving on many boards and committees and singing in the choir. He volunteered in local charity drives and events. He was on the board of directors of the Frontier Historical Society, volunteered at the museum in Glenwood, and gave oral histories for local groups. He served on the public school accountability committee. At one time he was asked to run for mayor of Glenwood Springs, but he respectfully declined, saying he was not quite crazy enough to take on that job. An extensive traveler, he had visited all 50 states and many foreign lands, and had hiked most of the western Colorado mountain trails and back roads.
He was married to the woman who was the love of his life, Eleanor Smith, for 52 years until her passing. With the help of friends, family and support groups, he lived in his own home under his own direction until the age of 94.
A man of tremendous character and integrity, he will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents. He is survived by his sons, David of San Diego, Calif., and Dean of La Junta, Colo., and two grandchildren, Amanda and Michael Rees, and many, many friends.
A visitation took place Wednesday at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood Springs, Colo. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Pastor Bob Sewell officiated. Burial followed in Rosehill Cemetery, Rifle, Colo.
Farnum-Holt Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
December 14, 1915 - October 19, 2005
Eleanor Reagan, 89, of Hayden, passed away on Oct. 19, 2005, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs.
Eleanor was born on Dec. 14, 1915, to Conrad and Mary (Hofferber) Pfenning. She was raised and attended school in Loveland, Colo. She then attended Colorado Teachers College in Greeley.
Eleanor taught at various places during her career, including Port Angeles, Wash.; Livingston, Calif.; Oak Creek, Colo.; Gilchrest, Colo.; and finally in Hayden, where she taught second grade and retired in 1971.
Eleanor married John Reagan on July 19, 1964, in Loveland. The couple resided in Hayden, where John also taught school.
Following their retirement, they moved to Loveland for a short time and then relocated to Palisade, Colo., where they spent their summers, and wintered in Mesa, Ariz. Following the death of her husband, Eleanor returned to Hayden in 2002 and was a resident at The Haven.
She enjoyed oil painting, playing the organ and walking.
She is survived by her daughters Elinor Williams of Meeker and Carol Rhodes of Hayden; grandchildren Karen Gilroy of Hayden, Glenda Rhodes of Hayden, Irl Rhodes of Rochester, Wash., Marie Allan of Ocala, Fla., Sharon Sullivan of Meeker, Janice Stiner of Kansas City, Mont., Paul Williams of Atlanta, Ga.; and numerous great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her sister Viola Lamar of Eaton, Colo.; her brothers Robert Pfenning of Galeton, Colo.; Clarence Pfenning of Loveland; and Charles Pfenning of Loveland.
Her parents, husband John, and a sister Marjorie Moore preceded her in death.
At her request, no services will be held.