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Carmen Rosalee Shoup

Carmen Rosalee Shoup died April 28, 2005, in Rifle. She was 75.

Ms. Shoup was born July 24, 1929, in Glenwood Springs, to John Farthing German and Mina Opal Yeoman. She spent her childhood in the Cattle Creek and Rifle areas, and attended Rifle Union High School.

She married Vern “Buzz” Shoup on Jan. 18, 1947, in Denver. Mr. Shoup preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 2003, in Rifle.



Ms. Shoup was a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church in Rifle. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Eastern Star and the Republican Party. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking and baking, and helping those who needed a friend. She loved to bake cookies for any and every occasion, and she was sure the problems of the world could be solved with homemade cookies.

Survivors include sons Richard James Shoup and his wife, Linda, from Rifle; Vern “Butch” Shoup and his wife, Margaret, of Centennial; daughters Verna Lee Schmittel and her husband, David, of Saguache; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.



She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a stepbrother, Buddy LeGrande; and a stepsister, Lois Allen.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. May 5, at First Christian Church. Pastor Dene Johnson will officiate.

Visiting hours will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 4, 2005, at Rifle Funeral Home.

Burial will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle.

Memorial contributions can be made to Roaring Fork Hospice, 2001 Blake Ave., Suite 1A, Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.


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