Alex Creton |

Alex Creton

Alex Creton of Grand Junction, formerly of Carbondale, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at his home. He was 89.

A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Farnum Holt Funeral Chapel, 405 W. 7th St. in Glenwood Springs.

A Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 1885 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

Mr. Creton was born March 4, 1914, in Snowmass to Glisserie Cerise and Severin Creton. The family lived in Leadville and Denver. After his parents separated, Mr. Creton was raised by his uncle and aunt, Theodore and Estherine Cerise of Carbondale.

Mr. Creton attended Catherine School and Carbondale High School, and worked for several farms in the valley.

He married Rose Antonioli on Dec. 11, 1934, in Denver.

They owned and farmed on several ranches in the Roaring Fork Valley until retiring in 1990, when they moved to Grand Junction.

Mr. Creton enjoyed hunting and raising cattle.

For 17 years, he and his wife played in the Sopris Six Orchestra of Carbondale.

He was preceded in death by his parents, by a sister, and by his wife of 65 years, Rose Creton, who died March 21, 2002.

Mr. Creton is survived by a sister, Elma Welch of Redding, Calif., and by many nieces and nephews.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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