Lucy Martha Cozza Linker Claypool |

Lucy Martha Cozza Linker Claypool

Lucy Martha Cozza Linker Claypool died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003. She was 86.

She was born Nov. 20, 1916, on the Cozza Ranch on Silt Mesa to Martha (Fuller) and Pete Cozza. She attended school through her sophomore year in high school.

She married August Linker.

Her first child was born in the same house and bed that she was born in, at the Cozza Ranch.

The family moved to Angels Camp, Calif.

She married Burt Claypool on March 16, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1998.

Mrs. Claypool went back to school in her 50s to get her high school diploma, and went on to take Spanish, art and accounting classes at Colorado Mountain College.

She worked for the U.S. Forest Service.

She was active in TOPS, RSVP, and played the organ for weddings, funerals and church services for more than 20 years.

She was also active in the Democratic Party.

Mrs. Claypool is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Cynde Linker of Sacramento, Calif.; by daughters and sons-in-law Barbara Linker and Duane Myers of Northglenn, and Lynda Claypool and Len Blomgren of Las Vegas, Nev.; by grandchildren Stephanie Linker VonThaden, Greg Wesley, Roger Wesley, Pete Wesley, Rick Myers, Kathy Myers, Tanisha Myers and Tanya Myers; by 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the First Baptist Church in Silt.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church or to High Country RSVP.

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