Lahoma Fern Warrington |

Lahoma Fern Warrington

Lahoma Fern Warrington, 94, died April 20, 2009, at Grace Healthcare in Glenwood Springs.

She was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Southard, Okla., to Alfred and Anna Sontag Shellenberger.

She married Shirley Myron Warrington July 8, 1933, in Kansas, and the couple eventually moved to Grand Junction, where they made their home for many years. Lahoma moved from her home of over 50 years to Glenwood Springs in 2000, to be near her children and grandchildren.

While in Grand Junction, Lahoma attended First Assembly of God Church, where she taught children’s Sunday School for many years. After moving to Glenwood Springs, she attended The Mountain View Church of Glenwood with her children. Lahoma cherished the Word of God.

She retired from the Grand Junction school district after 20 years, but continued to work for Weight Watchers.

Lahoma was an accomplished cook and seamstress, and also enjoyed leather craft, crocheting and knitting, canning, and reading. She spent countless hours canning fruit and vegetables, sewing clothing, and baking favorite recipes for her family, as well as crocheting an afghan for each of her children, their spouses, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren.

Lahoma is survived by daughter Judy (Fred) Ingelhart of Glenwood Springs; son Jim (JoAnn) Warrington of Glenwood Springs; granddaughters Andrea (Greg) Griffin of San Diego, Deborah Ingelhart of Denver, Sheryl Warrington of Roseburg, Ore., Mary (Cody) Langdon of El Mirage, Ariz. and Kimberly Ingelhart of Laramie, Wyo.; grandsons John (Kirby) Ingelhart of Glenwood Springs and Steven Warrington of Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas; and great-grandchildren James and Taryn Griffin, Ivy and Silas Langdon, and Colbran Ingelhart.

She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers Henry and Jim Shellenberger; and sisters Kathryn Pester, Emma Stratton, Dorothy Brown, Lorean Keller, and Opal Houchin.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gideons International in Lahoma’s memory online at; mail to Gideons, 5033 County Road 335, New Castle, CO 81647.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at First Assembly Church, Fourth and Grand, Grand Junction. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens in Grand Junction.

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