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Elouise Fender

Elouise Fender passed away at home on 11/5/15. She was born to George and Charlotte Hammerich on 3/30/ 30 in Glenwood Springs and graduated from Glenwood Springs High School.

Elouise grew up on what is now known as the Bershenyi ranch up 4-Mile until her parents sold the ranch in 1947.

Elouise is survived by her husband Harold Fender, son Rick Jurick (Priscilla) – Alaska, daughters Jody Anthes (Dave) – Basalt, and Kristi Gill (John) – Silt; stepsons Gary (Linda) and Marvin (Roberta) Fender – Silt/ De Beque, sister Elizabeth Stapleton – Aspen; 9 grandchildren; Fritz Anthes (Vanessa), Josh Anthes (Heather), Shelly Gunter (Seth), Wendy Cooper, Tammy Hohenberger (Mike), Kevin Fender (Kelly), Jimmy Fender (Niki), Chris Fender (Alicia), Sharon Samuelson (Jared), and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mom spent most of her life in the Roaring Fork Valley; also later Montana, Crawford, CO, and Monticello, Utah, area.

She loved the ranching life; feeding the cows off a team of horses in the winter. One of her greatest thrills was racing her horse (Rio) in the Garfield county cow pony races 1987-89. Mom also rode in a women’s side saddle cub in Ennis, Montana. She used her family’s old (1885) sidesaddle on a horse named Misty. Camping and riding in the mountains of the Roaring Fork Valley, running cows up the Fryingpan, skiing in Aspen, square dancing at 7 Castles with the Crowleys and Sterkers, buying turquoise in the Southwest were also great memories of hers.

Mom is at home with Jesus now. She requested no funeral – just remember her.

“When someone you love becomes a memory; The memory becomes a treasure.”


Cards may be sent to: Harold Fender, 167 Fox Run Rd., Rifle, CO 81650.

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