Martha Lu Winland McBrayer Fernow |

Martha Lu Winland McBrayer Fernow

Martha Lu Winland McBrayer Fernow, of Carbondale, Colo., died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Carbondale. She was 76.

She was born July 27, 1925, at Sharon Center, Ohio, to Russell and Rose Durigg Winland.

She was married to Dr. John Wesley McBrayer and to Howard Fernow.

The McBrayers moved to Denver, Colo., in 1950. After Dr. McBrayer’s death, the former Mrs. McBrayer earned a degree in primary education from the University of Denver, and began a long teaching career in Denver.

In 1963, she met and married Howard Fernow. They moved to Glenwood Springs, Colo., in 1969. Mrs. Fernow worked for the Roaring Fork School District and retired in 1989 after teaching for 20 years at Bolitho Elementary School.

After her retirement, the Fernows moved to Cedaredge, Colo. Mr. Fernow died in 1996.

Mrs. Fernow is survived by sons John McBrayer and Tom McBrayer; daughters Diane McBrayer Delahunty and Dana McBrayer Darian; sister and brother-in-law Betty and Gene Koonze; and 10 grandchildren and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held June 6 at the Farnum-Holt Chapel, with a reception at the Brewpub at the Hotel Denver. Burial was at the Cedaredge Cemetery.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers or contributions, Mrs. Fernow’s family asks people to offer help to anyone who has a relative suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.

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