Marjorie "Marge" Velasquez February 9, 1927 – October 30, 2004
Marjorie “Marge” Velasquez passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. Seventh St., Glenwood Springs. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 546 Hyland Park Drive, Glenwood Springs, with burial to follow at Rosebud Cemetery.Marge was born to Alvin and Sophie Kinsall in Brighton on Feb. 9, 1927. She graduated from Adams County High School in 1945 and attended the University of Denver. Marge worked at the National Stockyards and Gates Rubber Co. prior to moving to Glenwood Springs with the U.S. Forest Service.Marge married Carol L. Velasquez on Sept. 6, 1955. He preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1988. They were both very much loved by their children, Lynne (and Greg) Nielsen, Debbie Richmond, Robert (and Kim) Velasquez; grandchildren, Andy and Dustin Cheney, John Nielsen, Brigette and Josh Richmond, Ross and Carly Velasquez; and a great-grandchild, Mikayla Cheney. Along wither her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild, she is survived by her brother, William “Bill” Kinsall, and his wife, MarLana.Marge worked for Dr. Richard Herrington and Roaring Fork Valley Physicians for 30 years. During her years in the valley, she was active with the board of directors for Valley View Hospital, Valley View Auxiliary, BPW, 9 Health Fair, Tri County Medical Board, Carbondale Senior Housing, Roaring Fork High School Accountability, development of Carbondale Sopris Park and Zeta Epsilon Sorority. She very much enjoyed supporting Roaring Fork High School sporting events, playing bridge, horseback riding, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends whenever possible.Memorial contributions may be made to Roaring Fork High School, Attn: Marge Velasquez Fund RFHS, 180 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale, CO 81623, to provide financial assistance to student athletes who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in sports programs. Memorial contributions may be made to Roaring Fork High School, Attn: Marge Velasquez Fund RFHS, 180 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale, CO 81623, to provide financial assistance to student athletes who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in sports programs.
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