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Edith S. Skiff

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November 9, 1912 -September 9, 2004Edith Sarah Skiff of Fruita passed away peacefully on Sept. 9 with her son by her side.There was a memorial Mass Monday, Sept. 13, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fruita. Inurnment will be at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs.Edith was a homemaker and rancher.She was born Nov. 9, 1912, to Alexander Arbaney and Clementine Vallomy Arbaney in Snowmass. She spent her childhood in Snowmass, Basalt and Carbondale, and was a graduate of Basalt High School.She married Anthony “Tony” Skiff on April 20, 1933, at the Catholic church in Aspen. The Skiffs lived in Aspen until moving to Fruita in 1956. Tony died Nov. 8, 2001, at their home.Edith was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.She enjoyed the outdoors and traveling, and loved visiting with family and friends.Surviving Edith is a son, George (Annette) Skiff of Fruita, and many nieces and nephews.Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.Contributions may be made in her memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506.McLean Funeral Home of Fruita is in charge of arrangements.


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