Barbara Jean Cramer |

Barbara Jean Cramer

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Barbara Jean Cramer, 73, passed away May 25, 2009, at E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle.

Barbara was born Sept. 2, 1935, in Hallowell, Kan., to Melvis Forkner Sr. and Myrtle (McComb) Forkner.

Barbara was loved by all that knew her. She was witty and had a great sense of humor. Barbara loved canning fruits and jellies and baking pies. She also loved fishing, quilting, crocheting and sewing. Barbara was a former member of the Disabled American Veterans women’s auxiliary in Kennewick, Wash.

Barbara loved her many nieces and nephews and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Barbara is survived by daughter April Brandt of Rifle; stepdaughters Carol Bowerman, Debbie Plummer, Janet Williams, Lori Hannestad and Lois Cramer-Williams, all of Grand Junction; stepsons Wayne Wright of Astoria, Ore., Daniel Wright of Kennewick, Wash., Frank Cramer III of Grand Junction, Lenny Cramer of Sacramento, Calif., and Dennis Cramer of Grand Junction; sister Sheryl Dial of Grand Junction; brothers Jerry Forkner of Alamagordo, N.M., Duane Forkner of Pahrump, Nev., Lawrence Forkner of Aurora, and Leon Forkner of South Port, Fla.; and numerous grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her father and mother, husbands Alexander Wright and Frank Cramer Jr, son Franklin H Brown IV, sister Virginia Thomason and brother Melvis Forkner Jr.

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 29, at 5 p.m. at Life Tabernacle Church, 636 29 Road in Grand Junction. Officiating clergy will be the Rev. Dennis West.

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