Edith E. Keller
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Edith E. Keller died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks, N.D. after a lengthy illness. She was 84.
Edith Eleanor Gilbert was born on Dec. 27, 1925 in Procter. The family moved to Cortez and then to Rifle Creek. She attended Rifle High School.
Edith married Frank Keller on June 25, 1947 in Idaho Springs. They farmed in Antlers and Peach Valley before settling in Silt where they raised their four children.
Edith worked for many years as a cashier for Rifle City Market. Edith was active in the Silt Congregational Church, Antlers homemakers extension club, Silt PTA, Women of the Moose Lodge and was a lifetime member of Rifle VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the Red Hat Society in Grand Forks, N.D.
Edith loved to entertain and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Edith’s hobbies included embroidery, gardening, ceramics, crafting and reading. She instilled a love of reading in her children.
Upon retirement, Frank and Edith enjoyed traveling to Italy, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Greece, the Greek Islands and also traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada. One of the greatest experiences of Frank and Edith’s retirement years was cooking for hunters during hunting season at the Bair Ranch in Glenwood Canyon.
Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Edith is survived by four children, Dennis (Brenda) Keller, Deming, N.M., Alan (Lorraine) Keller, Colorado Springs, Cheryl (Bob) Moore, Grand Forks, N.D., Greg Keller, Nucla; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one beloved dog, her Bishon Frise, Chanel.
Funeral service will be held at the First Christian Church of Rifle on Friday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Moose Cemetery in Rifle.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Altru Hospice, Grand Forks, ND, 58201.
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