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Doris Vondette

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Doris passed on to her heavenly home on July 26, 2010.

She was born Aug. 17, 1921 in Rocky Ford to Ralph and Lena McDaniel.

Doris was the second of eight children, growing to adulthood in the Rulison community. On Oct. 26, 1937, she married Fred Vondette.



A few early years were spent in Uravan, with the majority of years in Rifle, moving to Grand Junction in 1978. The couple had four children.

Family was important to Doris and she loved and enjoyed all. After moving to Grand Junction, Doris and her husband were members of Good Sam’s and went on numerous trips with the group. They were also involved in the Tuesday group that met for lunch at the Clifton Hall. She was a member of Pear Park Baptist Church.



Doris is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Ralph; an infant daughter; a son, Melvin; two grandchildren and a great-great grandson.

Among those that grieve her passing include Richard Vondette of Grand Junction; Robert (Donna) Brown; Karen Vondette of Rifle; Mason (Ethel) Stout; Joyce McDaniel of Anaheim, Calif.; Robert (Carolina) McDaniel of Salem, Ore.; Rodney (Alice) McDaniel of Rulison; Floyd McDaniel of Parachute; Donald (Marge) McDaniel of Washington, Utah; Vernon (Camille) McDaniel of Pacific Palisade, Calif., and Mrs. Bert McDaniel of Grand Junction; eight grandchildren and their families and numerous nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Martin Mortuary on Aug. 1, 2010. Services were held Monday, Aug. 2 at at Pear Park Baptist Church with burial to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Pear Park Baptist Church.


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