Emma G. Jolley
Emma G. Jolley passed away Jan. 17, 2009, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.
Emma was born April 10, 1919, in Glenwood Springs, to Andrew and Pasqua (Nonis) Tessadri.
She grew up in downtown Glenwood and delivered the Denver Post for many years. She also worked as a young girl in the family business known as Tessadri’s Cafe on Seventh Street, where the present day Juicy Lucy’s is located.
After graduation from Garfield County High School, she attended Western State College in Gunnison. She then returned to Glenwood and worked at Tessadri’s until it was sold after World War II. Then she briefly worked for the First National Bank.
She married Malcolm C. Jolley, a sheep rancher and big game outfitter from Canyon Creek, in August 1948. She traveled with him during the winter months with the sheep. She spent several winters in Lamar as well as other places in Colorado and Utah, but always loved returning to the Glenwood Springs area for the summer.
In the mid-1960s, she started working for her brother part-time at Tessadri’s Liquor Store until retiring in 1989.
She suffered a severe fall in 1993, and was put in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. At times, she would briefly return home. For the last 15 years she had been a resident of different nursing homes in Glenwood Springs and Rifle, and the last four years she resided at Heritage Park in Carbondale.
She is survived by son Malcolm Carter Jolley of Canyon Creek; two nephews and six nieces.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs.
Farnum-Holt Funeral home has been in trusted with the arrangements.
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