Estellene Eltha Sills |

Estellene Eltha Sills

Estellene Eltha Sills of Glenwood Springs died Friday, April 16, 2004. She was 86.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the Rifle Funeral Home, 1400 Access Road in Rifle.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, at the First Assembly of God Church, 55 E. 5th St. in Rifle, with the Rev. Joe Berry officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle. Pallbearers will be Mark Sills, Nate Sills, Shawn Sills, Shad Sills, Shane Sills and Jack Brown Sills; honorary pallbearers will be Dale Neffendorf, Kevin Wilkerson, Steve Caple and Sergei Schegole.

Mrs. Sills was born May 7, 1917, in Stephens County, Texas, to Mary Effie Reed and Franklin H. Newby.

She married Jack Brown Sills on Aug. 23, 1937, in Tucumcari, N.M., and they spent 66 happy years together.

Mrs. Sills was a homemaker and lived in Glenwood Springs for the past 30 years.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She loved doing crafts with her children and grandchildren, and always had a beautiful garden and yard. She was a complete outside person, and loved to go camping, fishing and traveling with her husband and family.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Newby; and by a sister, Beatrice de Valera.

Mrs. Sills is survived by her husband, Jack Brown Sills of Glenwood Springs; by sons and daughters-in-law Jack R. and Anita Sills of Glenwood Springs, Newby L. and Maria Sills of Rifle, Ronnie and Joye Sills of Steamboat Springs, and Jimmy and Sue Sills of Glenwood Springs; by a brother, James Newby of Texas; by sisters Juanita Nix of Arizona, Muriel Spears of Nevada, and Lou Ella “Sugar” Fitzner of Palisade; and by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User