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Nora Katherine Dwire

Nora Katherine Dwire, a longtime resident of New Castle and a former Glenwood Post columnist, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at Grand River Hospital in Rifle. She was 91.

She was born April 17, 1912, in New Castle to Mattie “Mary” Simonson and Joseph Wagner.

She married John Weaver Dwire on Jan. 23, 1931, in Glenwood Springs. He preceded her in death on July 23, 1993.



Mrs. Dwire was a lifelong resident of New Castle.

She reported on community news from New Castle for the Glenwood Post.



Mrs. Dwire was a member of the New Castle Congregational Church, the New Castle Women’s Club, the Rebekahs and the New Castle Community Recreation Council.

She volunteered for the Council on Aging, Senior Meals, LIFT-UP and the Ladies Aid.

Mrs. Dwire loved her family, people, writing, learning, her garden and her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by a sister, Lillie Mamay; by brothers Carl, Fred and Louie Simonson; and by a grandson, Warren David Smith.

Mrs. Dwire is survived by a daughter, Barbara Ellen Smith of Battlement Mesa; by sons and daughter-in-law John Franklin and Betty Ann Dwire of Arizona, and Louis Ian Dwire of Salt Lake City; by granddaughters and grandson-in-law Sharron and Wayne Bishop of Grand Junction, and Annette Connally of California; by grandson and granddaughter-in-law Donald and Debra Smith of New Castle; by great-grandchildren Michael Bishop, Krissa Smith, Marcia Smith, Warren C. Smith, Kevin Dwire, Mark Connally, Teya Connally, Sheena Connally, Kirt Connally and Von Connally; and by a great-great-grandson, Brandon Bishop.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Silt Congregational Church, also known as the United Church of Christ, with the Rev. James Warn officiating.

Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in New Castle.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Castle Cemetery Trust Fund, P.O. Box 90, New Castle, CO 81647.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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