Emmie Mae Landrum
Emmie Landrum of Glenwood Springs, Colorado passed away September 23, 2011.Emmie was born to Farris and Nora Henshaw Pierce October 5, 1924, in McKinney, Texas. After her mother died in 1930 at 6 years old, she went to live with her Aunt Lou and Uncle Dave Bryson, and their family became hers. She moved to Chicago when she was sixteen to join her brothers, eventually moving to San Francisco, California, where she met Ken Landrum, the love of her life, whom she married on May 30, 1953.They moved with their three children, Jeannie, Marilyn and Marty, to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in August 1955. Emmie was a stay-at-home mom. She and Ken raised a large and bountiful garden, and she canned and preserved the harvest, raised chickens and sold their eggs, was a seamstress, lead a Brownie Troop, taught Sunday School and was always involved with her children’s lives. When the children were grown she worked at City Market Deli as Manager until 1980 when Emmie and Ken left Glenwood to build their beautiful home in Silt, Co. Their home was a haven and hub of constant activity for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and friends for 25 years. So many wonderful memories were made there.Her beloved husband, Ken, passed away in 1998. In 2005, she returned to Glenwood Springs sharing a home with her daughter Marilyn where they continued to enjoy many gatherings of family and friends, Emmie’s family was her primary focus and her pride and joy as each generation poured out a bounty of love that embraced both she and Ken dearly. Her deep faith was with her through her life and she was always anchored with her Church of Christ family.Emmie was preceded in death by her parents, Farris and Nora, foster parents, Aunt Lou and Uncle Dave, husband, Ken, brothers, J.B, Homer and baby Ollie, great grandson, Cody Landrum and her foster brothers & sister, Lowell, Joe, Willie and Alma.Emmie is survived by her 3 children, Jeannie (Terry) Meredith, Marilyn Landrum and Marty (Shiri) Landrum; her 7 grandchildren Heather (Tim) Young, Beth Scheer, Cori (Trever) Rider, Justin Landrum, Cassie (Jerry) Haskell, Wren Stein and Willow Brotzman and her 10 great grand children, Kelsie & Aaron Young, Dawson and Peytan Scheer, Isaac, Josiah and Malachi Rider, Lauren & Madeleine Haskell and Hunter Stein. And she leaves behind, too, her dear cousin, Elizabeth (Calvin) Langston and nephew Jim (Madge) Pierce.Keep the lights on, Mom, we know you all will be awaiting our arrival.A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011, 11 am at the Church of Christ, 260 Soccer Field Rd., Glenwood Springs, Co. In lieu of flowers, contributions could be made to the children’s charity of your choice.
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