Mildred Oliver "Mickie" Gathright |

Mildred Oliver "Mickie" Gathright

Mildred Oliver “Mickie” Gathright, of Parachute, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at Clagett Memorial Hospital in Rifle. She was 90.

She was born Nov. 3, 1912, to John Thompson Adams and Vera Alice Maxey Adams in Keller, Texas.

She spent her younger years in Oklahoma and Texas.

She married George F. Gathright in Clovis, N.M. They lived in Amarillo for a number of years and owned and operated several restaurants there. They retired from business in 1960 and traveled throughout Colorado and the Arizona desert, camping, fishing and hunting rocks and semi-precious stones that they polished and made into jewelry.

They settled down permanently in their home in Parachute in 1982. George passed away in 1995 and Mickie lived on in their home until her death.

She kept busy sewing beautiful hand-made quilts for her family and friends over the years and won first prize two years in a row for her quilting workmanship at the Eagle County Fair.

She had many special friends who visited her regularly. She always looked forward to the trip to Rifle on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the Seniors Luncheon with Kay Bowles and the other ladies who rode the van from Parachute. She was particularly fond of Fran Dunn, her special friend and neighbor who came every week to play dominos and help her with projects around the house.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, George; and by four brothers and a sister.

Mrs. Gathright is survived by her son William L. Bryant of Melbourne, Fla.; by daughters and son-in-law Charlette and Conrad Pascuzzi of Eagle, and Colleen Kline of Glenwood Springs; by grandchildren Michael Morgan, Bill Bryant, Nancy Cimino and Madeline Bryant; by seven great-grandchildren; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held later.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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