Jeannette O. Friedman |

Jeannette O. Friedman

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Post Independent Photo/Kelley Cox

A Native and life-long resident of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Jeannette Friedman passed away on Feb. 2, 2010 surrounded by her family and friends. She was 87.

Jeannette was born in Glenwood Springs on Oct. 13, 1922 to Mary and Ray Blue.

She was an accomplished violinist, playing in the Garfield Symphony and many other venues with her sister, Elizabeth Kimminau.

In 1954, she married Dennis Friedman of Halbur, Iowa. The two of them spent many happy years together and enjoyed going fishing on the weekends. Jeannette worked as an Administrative Assistant for various banks and several years at Colorado National Bank before retiring to a life of caring for her nephews, nieces, and great nieces.

Jeannette is preceded in death by her husband Dennis and infant son. She is survived by her sister Elizabeth Kimminau of Glenwood Springs; nephew William Kimminau of Glenwood Springs; niece Loretta Kimminau of Colorado Springs; niece Patricia Bohman of Glenwood Springs; and a handful of great nephews and nieces.

Although she was not blessed with children of her own, Jeannette acted as mother and played a leading role in the upbringing of her nephew, nieces, and great nieces.

Jeannette, or “Auntie” as her family so lovingly called her, was always there to provide support, comfort, encouragement, and her famous chocolate chip cookies to her adopted children. Auntie’s spirit and kindness touched the hearts of all who knew her, and she will be dearly missed by friends and family alike.

A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. -8 p.m., with Rosary at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at The Farnum Holt Funeral Home. Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church followed by internment at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs. Donations Can be made to Open Gate at 420 23rd St. Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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