Linda Lou Poirier
Linda Poirier, 56, passed away June 10, 2005, at her residence in Rifle. Linda was born June 30, 1948, to Charles and Annie Lee (Griffin) Colvin in Durango.She married Robert Bo Poirier Dec. 14, 1968, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.Linda was a lab technician in the Rifle area since 1972. She was a member of a real estate board, lab director of the 9Health Fair, on the ski patrol at Sunlight, and she was a firefighter and emergency medical technician.Linda loved the outdoors, gardening and her yard. Most of all, she loved her granddaughter and her family. Linda was a person who would help anyone, no matter what the situation.Survivors include her husband; mother, Annie Lee Warren, of Farmington, N.M.; son Eric Dewayne Poirier, of Rifle; daughter Andrea Joi (Brian) Ferguson, of Rifle; brother Charles Colvin, of Texas; sisters Sue Jendro, of Clifton, and Joanne (Bill) Chartier, of Longmont; granddaughters Sydnie Ferguson, of Rifle, and Ursuala and Kristina Ferguson, of Oregon; her husbands parents, Joseph and Amy Poirier, of Greenfield, Mass.; many nieces and nephews and too many friends to mention.A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Rifle Firehouse, with Jim and Jean Snyder, friends of the family, officiating.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Tejon No. 210, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, or the Fire District, Fire Department of Rifle, CO, 1850 Railroad Ave., Rifle, CO 81650.
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