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Alfred Franklin Joseph Senna

Alfred Franklin Joseph Senna, 83, passed away May 22, 2006, at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. He was born to Callie May and Alfred Senna Aug. 2, 1922, in Burlington, Va. Senna originally came to the Roaring Fork Valley in the 1950s, worked for a group of cattlemen on Red Mountain, and later worked for the Red Canyon Cattlemen’s Association. He also worked for various ranches for Ben, Clifford, Sullivan, Clyde and Wayne Vagneur. He moved cows, broke horses, irrigated and put up hay, but by far preferred range riding. He worked at the Aspen Conoco for Jess Maddalone and The Aspen Ski Co., and also as a cook at a diner in California.He retired to Grand Junction in the early 1980s, but still helped care for horses owned by the Vagneurs in that area. Senna moved to the Colorado State Veterans home in Rifle in 2006, and moved to Heritage Park in Carbondale after an injury. Senna was a proud veteran, and loved to share stories of his time in the Philippines and many other parts of the world. Senna was an avid reader, baked a great biscuit, and loved Turtles candies. He loved his dogs and cats as well. He was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Aspen.Senna is survived by his niece, Callie (Brad) Gray; close friend Wayne Vagneur; and many other friends in the Roaring Fork Valley and Grand Valley areas.He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey; brothers Gerald and Harold; and sister Laurin. The location of a third brother, Howard is undetermined. There will be a graveside service with a Military Guard at 10 a.m. Monday, June 12, at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Grand Junction.Memorial contributions may be made to your local library or humane society. Farnum-Holt is entrusted with the arrangements. For more information, including family contact information, call 963-9157.


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