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Juanita Close

June 5, 1931- February 2, 2014

Juanita Close, loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, better known as “Monga” to her grandchildren, great-grandmother and friend. Her life was devoted to the people she loved, and there were many. Juanita was born to Anna and Bert RoDee in 1031 in Wellsville, New York. Juanita graduated high school in 1948. She met Burton Close when he was on leave from the Navy, and they were married in 1955. They were blessed with 2 sons, Gregory and Steven. They resided in Corning, New York, where she worked for Corning Glass and J.C. Penny’s. In 1983 Juanita and Bert made the journey west to Colorado to join their boys in the Roaring Fork Valley. Juanita was employed by Aspen Police in the Records Department.

Juanita made it her mission to take care of her family with complete unconditional love, and she did this to the day she passed. Juanita loved hot air ballooning, her dogs, watching the elk in the yard, gardening, reading and a good yard sale.

Juanita is survived by her husband of 58 years, Burton Close; sons Gregory (Cathy) and Steven; three grandchildren, Daniel, Jeffrey and Dakota; and 3 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Zack and Emmalisa. She is preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Bert RoDee, loving grandson Jamie Close and her brother Leon RoDee.

Please join us in the celebration of Juanita’s life Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 2:00 pm at the Farnum Holt Funeral Home Chapel, 405 W. Seventh St., Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

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