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Betty May Fazzi, 78, of Silt, passed away November 1, 2005, at San Juan Living Center in Montrose.

She was born Betty May Weiss on Sept. 27, 1927. She was the second child of Harry Hugo and Elizabeth Weiss. She was orphaned at 15 months of age and later she and her brother were adopted by her paternal grandparents.

She attended school at Antlers and graduated from the the eighth grade, which was all the formal education she received.



They farmed in the Antlers area, and Betty worked on the farm until she married Richard Fazzi on July 2, 1948. To this union four children were born. They moved to a farm on Silt Mesa, where in November of 1954, Betty was permanently disabled in a jeep accident. She raised her family and worked very hard the years she spent on the farm.

On February, 1976, she divorced and bought a house in Silt, where she did sewing until her health failed her.



She also did knitting and crocheting, much of her handwork going as far away as Germany. She also loved her yard and flowers.

She is survived by her children Carol (Jim) Estle of Montrose, Linda (Paul) Rosette of Rifle, Danny Lee Fazzi of Federal Heights, Raymond (Kim) Fazzi of Rifle; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Harry Weiss.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the First Baptist Church, 632 Grand Avenue, in Silt.

Edward William Wegner, of Parachute, passed away Nov. 1, 2005 at his home. He was 71.

Edward was born April 14, 1934, in Scotia, Neb., to Henry and Mae (Dunckleberger) Wegner.

He married Leota Gauby on June 26, 1955, in Glenwood Springs.

Edward served in the U.S. Medical Corp. for three years and was in the U.S. Army reserve for two years. He worked for 46 years in Safeway stores.

He was a person who loved to make other people laugh and feel good. He always had a huge garden and loved to share his garden’s bounty with friends and neighbors. He loved to dig up potatoes. He also enjoyed arrowhead hunting, fishing and hunting.

He was a good father, husband, and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife; daughter Sherrie Hauck, of New Castle; brother Harold Wegner, of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister Bernice Schindler, of Albuquerque; grandchildren Michael Eversole and Allicia Fabbri; and great-grandchildren Jordan, Kylea and David Eversole.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Monday at Grand Valley United Methodist Church, 132 N. Parachute Ave., Parachute, with Pastor David Amrie officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.


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