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Dorothy Lyons

Dorothy J. Lyons, of Grand Junction, Colo., died Nov. 13, 2002, at Mantey Heights Rehab and Care Center.

She was born Jan. 9, 1932, to Harry F. and Pearl Louden Salter at St. Paul, Neb. She spent her childhood in central Nebraska. She graduated from high school in Craig, Colo. She attended Barnes Business College in Denver, Colo.

On July 15, 1950, she married Marvin “Corky” Lyons in Glenwood Springs, Colo.



Mrs. Lyons worked as an administrative assistant at Colorado National Bank and Mesa National Bank. She lived in Glenwood Springs for 25 years and in the San Luis Valley for six years before moving to Grand Junction 18 years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church and ALTRUSA International.

She loved to garden and play the organ.



She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.

Mrs. Lyons is survived by her husband, Marvin “Corky” Lyons, of Grand Junction; sons and daughter-in-law Mark and Brenda Lyons, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kirk Lyons, of Wheatridge, Colo.; daughter and son-in-law Terri and Tom Smedra, of Aurora, Colo.; sister and brother-in-law Edna and Bob Thompson, of Laramie, Wyo.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Crossroads Methodist Church with Dr. Wesley W. Kendall officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 761 Rood Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81501.

Arrangements are under the direction of Martin Mortuary.


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