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Stanley Leroy Jennings

Stanley Leroy Jennings passed away Feb. 2, 2005, at the Colorado State Veterans’ Nursing Home.Stanley was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Arlington, W.Va., to Joseph and Dorothy (Goldie) Jennings. He spent his childhood through his school years in California.Stanley married Ruth Dawson on March 16, 1968. in New Castle. He was a carpenter in the Rifle area, living in Rifle since 1945.Stanley served in the U.S. Marines. He belonged to the Brick Layers’ Union for many years. He helped build the college in Rangely, and also many homes in Vail and Aspen. Stanley loved his John Deere tractor and was a farmer and rancher for a while. He loved to go fishing, and for 10 years was a 4-H leader in Garfield County. Stanley liked to help the hunters bring in their elk and deer from the mountain. He wasn’t one to shoot the animals, but would help with the carving of the meat. Stanley was a great family man and a very loving husband and a super grandfather.Stanley was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Seiferth; two brothers, Willis Jennings and Barton Porter; and one grandson, James Jewell.He is survived by his wife, Ruth Jennings; stepson Paul Kuersten and wife Lis of Petaluma, Calif.; stepdaughters Linda Dwire and husband Alan of Rifle, Georgann Jewell and husband John of Rifle, and Carolyn Drayton and husband Stacey of Currant, Nev. Stanley is also survived by sisters Shirley Smith and husband Edward of Evergreen; and Helen McBurney of Palisade; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.A memorial will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at the Rifle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in New Castle.Memorial contributions may be made to 4-H Clubs of Garfield County or the American Heart Association, 415 N. Tejon St. No. 10, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.


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