Lillian Opal BergesJanuary 25, 1915 – August 15, 2004
Lillian Opal Berges, 89, of Glenwood Springs died Aug. 15, 2004, in Glenwood Springs.There will be a service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Kurt Norton officiating. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel. Interment will be in Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs.She was born in Lake Park, Iowa, Jan. 25, 1915, the daughter of Charles and Ima Mae (McLachlin) Renftle.She married Leland A. Berges on Jan. 4, 1940. He preceded her in death in October 1983.She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Glenwood Springs.Lillian grew up on a cattle ranch up Cattle Creek Road. She was an excellent cowgirl and was known for her exceptional horsemanship skills. She loved to travel and take tours. She was a wonderful caregiver all her life and continued to be even after she was admitted to the nursing home. She was one of the first residents at Sunnyside Retirement Center. She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Glenwood.Survivors include a daughter, Stella (Glen) Norton of Longmont; a granddaughter, Linda (David) Zeutzius of Erie; great-grandchildren Amanda and Joshua Zeutzius; a step-grandson, Kurt Norton of Burlington, Wash; and a step-granddaughter, Dr. Eileen Norton of Brentwood, Calif.In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Harold Lee Berges in 1992; and a brother, Harvey P. Renftle, in 2003.The family suggests memorial contributions to the organization of your choice.The family suggests memorial contributions to the organization of your choice.
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