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Iva Loretta Van Sickle

Iva Loretta Van Sickle, of Carbondale, Colo., died Monday, April 29, 2002, in Carbondale of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 90.

She was born Iva Loretta Henley in Texarkana, Texas, on Jan. 27, 1912, and grew up in east Texas. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, in 1933, and began her career as an educator that year.

She married H. Gordon Van Sickle in 1936. He was a Methodist minister. He served as a professor of church history and missions at the Illiff School of Theology in Denver from 1952 until his death in 1975.

The family moved to Littleton, Colo., in 1952, and Mrs. Van Sickle worked as a teacher, program administrator and principal for the Littleton Public Schools until her retirement in 1976.

Mrs. Van Sickle was active in professional organizations for educators, served on the emeritus board for Arapahoe Community College and was an active member of Littleton United Methodist Church.

Another passion was restoring and furnishing a historic residence in Central City that she and her husband purchased in 1950.

After her retirement, she became an avid photographer and world traveler.

In 1996 she moved to Carbondale after she could no longer live alone.

She is survived by daughters Iras “Ivy” Crymble, of Carbondale, and Janet Van Sickle, of Mead, Colo.; grandchildren Arlo Crymble, of Carbondale, Megan Crymble, of Littleton, Justin Kalinski and Neil Kalinski, of Boulder, Colo.; and great-grandson Chandler Crymble.

A memorial service will be held at Littleton United Methodist Church at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.


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