Helen (Saunders) Horn Farris
Helen (Saunders) Horn Farris, 90, died July 13, 2006, at Life Care Center of Longmont.She was born Oct. 9, 1915, in Elkton, to Elmer and Mabel (Lehr) Saunders. She grew up in a pioneer family during the mining boom in the Cripple Creek and Victor areas.Helen married Edward Horn Feb. 28, 1935. The family moved to Rifle in 1943.She married Leslie “Hack” Farris in March of 1966.Mrs. Horn Farris worked in many Rifle businesses for many years. She was well-known for her friendliness and generosity to everyone, but especially to her family.She was an avid member of the Church of the Open Door in Rifle, and more recently of New Creation Church of Longmont. She was also a member of the Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) organization for 18 years.Helen is survived by sons William (Lenis) Horn, of Grand Junction, and Earl (Elaine) Horn, of Longmont; daughter Beverly (Robert) Allen, of Berthoud; sisters Judy Squires, of Broomfield, and Mildred Haga, of North Carolina; 12 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her first husband in 1961; her second husband in 1988; brothers Bud Saunders, Lewellyn Saunders and Frank Saunders; sister Wilma George; and a close family friend, Lee Miller.Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont.The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Open Door, 1420 Access Road in Rifle, with Paster Del Whittington officiating.Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle.Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice and sent to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont, CO 80501.Visit http://www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to leave condolences for the family.
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