Loren Clifford Woolsey
Loren Woolsey, 79, passed away March 27, 2006, Monday at the Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. He was born May 28, 1926 in Aztec, New Mexico to Clifford D. Woolsey and Dora Zerchewski. Loren spent his life in Colorado, and moved to Carbondale in 1964, and then to Silt in 1973, where he spent his life before going to Heritage Park. On June 1, 1947 he married Opal Snow. Opal preceded him in death. In 1996 he married his second wife, Lillian Wilson, in Silt. Lillian passed away in 2005.Loren was a construction worker, a ranch hand and a janitor. He was a janitor at Valley View hospital until his retirement. He loved kids and would do anything he could for them. He was very involved with his family, loved to go fishing, raise his garden and planted all kinds of trees on his property. He was known as a jokester and enjoyed performing playful tricks on his friends. He was a member of the Rocky Mountain Baptist Church in Rifle.Loren is survived by sons Jack (Pam) Woolsey of Silt, Paul (Karen) Woolsey of Las Cruces, N.M., and Steve (Kathy) Woolsey of Rifle; sisters Cleta (Bill) Snow of Bayfield, Bessie Justus, of Cannon City, brother Harold Woolsey of Washington state; grandchildren Celeste, Sunnie Jo, John Paul, and Diana Jean Woolsey; great-grandchild Christina Rae Woolsey; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first and second wives; sisters Barbara Jordon and Bertha Thompson; brothers Leonard, Adam and Wade Woolsey; and grandchild Paul Woolsey Jr. Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at the Rocky Mountain Baptist Church in Rifle. Pastor Jim Sheets will officiate.In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to YouthZone, 136 East 12th St., Rifle, Colorado.Rifle Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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