Irene O. Keithley Mar 20, 1920 – Jan 08, 2014
Our dearest Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Great-great-grandmother and Aunt, was peacefully taken home by the angels the morning of January 8, 2014, from Hospice & Palliative care in Grand Junction, after a short stay from complications of a short illness.
At age 93, she had seen so much, lived a good life, loved many, and is dearly loved by many. She was born in Kansas, lived a good life there, and then moved to Glenwood Springs, CO., where she worked and retired from retail, then moved to Sunnyside retirement Complex, where she continued to enjoy her life and stay active. She played cards with her card groups, bowled in leagues, traveled, volunteered at Valley View Hospital for many years, and could truly “cut a rug.” She loved to read, do crosswords, and watch shows that kept her mind sharp, but most of all she loved and adored her family & friends, as they loved and adored her. She moved to the Retreat at Palisade assisted living center in June of 2011, where she was very well cared for and much loved.
She was preceded in death by her parents, all of her 10 siblings, and many nieces and nephews and friends. She awaits in heaven to some day re-unite with her sons Gary Berschauer, of Whitewater, CO, & Allen Berschauer of Grand Junction, CO, her 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grands, and 6 great-great-grands. Some of which reside in Grand Junction/area, others are spread across our great country, which she loved, as her family migrated here from Germany/Russia, in the 1800s.
Irene requested cremation, and no services, as she wanted her family and friends she awaits to see again, to remember her not solemnly or by her services, but for the person she was and the life she led, described by those who love her, as a kind, giving, vibrant & beautiful person.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, 3090 North 12th St. Unit B, Grand Junction CO, 81506, in Irene’s name.
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