Velma B. "Vee" Stinson |

Velma B. "Vee" Stinson

Velma B. “Vee” Stinson of Parachute died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at home with family in Carbondale. She was 80.

A celebration of her life will be held in the coming months. For information, contact either of Mrs. Stinson’s daughters.

Mrs. Stinson was born April 29, 1923, in Mazie, Ky., to Rufus and Rebecca Bailey. She spent her childhood in Kentucky.

She married James L. Stinson on Feb. 4, 1961, in Long Beach, Calif.

They lived in Las Vegas, Nev., and Long Beach, Calif. Mrs. Stinson moved to Parachute a year ago.

During her career, she worked as a real estate broker.

She was a member of the Palm Desert Board of Realtors and the Chaparral Women’s Golf Club in Palm Desert, Calif., and was president of the Balboa Power Anchoretts in Balboa, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Stinson, in February 2003; and by a brother, Clarence Bailey.

Mrs. Stinson is survived by daughters and son-in-law Donna Elm of Parachute and Connie and Bud Hickman of Carbondale; by a stepson, Scott Stinson of Huntington Beach, Calif.; by a sister, Ruth Overly of McAllen, Texas; by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and by nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Tejon St., No. 201, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, or to Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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