Frances M. Cogburn |

Frances M. Cogburn

Frances M. Cogburn passed away on Feb. 14, 2005. She was 96.Frances was born Aug. 8, 1908, in Springfield, Mo., to Perry and Orpha Bowser. She attended grade school in Bonner Springs, Kan. The family moved to Colorado, and she graduated from Greeley High School. Frances married Harry Ray Cogburn Aug. 20, 1932, in Greeley. She and her husband farmed in the LaSalle-Gilcrest area until 1960. They moved to the Western Slope and ranched in Silt until her husband died in 1977. In 1988, she moved back to Greeley. Her parents, Perry and Orpha, sons Roy and Rex Cogburn, and two sisters preceded her in death.She is survived by sons Ray (Maxie) Cogburn, of Temple, Texas; Roger (Marge) Cogburn, of Fort Collins; and Russel (Dorothy) Cogburn, of Littleton; grandchildren Brian; Bradley; Rodney (Ava) and their children, Ray-Allen and Sheree’ Cogburn, of Silt Mesa; Ryan (Barbara) and their children, Charlie and Samuel Cogburn, of Steamboat Springs; Rollin (Karen) and their children Blake, Troy and Morgan, of Colorado Springs; Roma (Greg) Maslak, of Flowermound, Texas, and their children Ryan, Lauren, Monika and Brittany … and many more grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren not from this area.Adamson Memorial West Chapel is in charge of arrangements.The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at His Place Christian Church in Greeley.She was the life of the family and the party. She never stopped smiling or telling jokes. She will be greatly missed.

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