Pamela J. Cotton |

Pamela J. Cotton

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Pamela J. Simillion Cotton, 73, passed away April 7, 2009, at her home in Glenwood Springs, after a long lingering illness.

She was born July 20, 1935, in Glenwood Springs, to Rocco and Mary Lazar Simillion. She grew up in Glenwood Springs and was a graduate of Glenwood Springs High School.

Married three times, her last husband’s occupation saw her family reside in Gunnison, Fort Garland and Phoenix, Ariz. at various times.

Glenwood Springs has been her home for over the last 25 years. She was a long-standing member of the local Eagles Lodge.

Pam is survived by daughter Julie (Greg) Gortsema of New Castle; sons Russell (Lisa) of Silt, Ron (Cindy) of Las Vegas, Rodney of Glenwood Springs and Robbie (Brenda) of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; sister Josephine (Walt) Helper of Utah; brother Robert (Carol) of St. George, Utah; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by brothers Paul, Kenneth, Norman (Buzz), and Ronald; and husbands Robert Collins, Ron Gatchell and Jim Cotton.

Graveside services will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, April 13, at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs. A luncheon will follow at the Elks Lodge in Glenwood Springs.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, P.O. Box 3768, Basalt, CO 81621.

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