Verna Linda (Enns) Guengerich
Verna Linda (Enns) Guengerich, a longtime resident of Glenwood Springs, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at Aurora Care Center in Aurora. She was 93.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Chapel, 405 W. 7th St. in Glenwood Springs.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, also at Farnum-Holt Funeral Chapel. A private burial service will follow.
Mrs. Guengerich was born Sept. 7, 1910, in the family home at Rocky Ford to Katherine F. Unger and Isaac P. Enns. She graduated from Cheraw High School in 1926. She earned her teaching credentials in commercial studies and mathematics from the Colorado State Normal School in Greeley in 1928.
She worked for one year on the staff of Hesston College and Academy in Kansas, then studied at Goshen College in Indiana, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1933. She rejoined the staff at Hesston College, where she taught commercial studies and math through the spring of 1940.
She married Willard Eldon Guengerich on Sept. 1, 1938, at her parents’ home at Cheraw. The couple moved to Colorado in the summer of 1940, and to Glenwood Springs in 1955.
In Glenwood Springs, Mrs. Guengerich was instrumental in forming an interdenominational women’s Bible study class, and continued with the group until she lost her eyesight in the 1990s.
She was preceded in death by brothers Elvin Loren Enns, Elmer Enns, Dan Enns and Karl Enns; by sisters Ida Pearl Enns and Kathryn Bartel; and by a daughter, Genelle Eileen Guengerich on Nov. 8, 1970.
Mrs. Guengerich is survived by her husband, Willard Guengerich of Denver; by a son, Vernard Guengerich of Goshen, Ind.; by daughters Elaine Kauffman of Aurora and Joelene Johnson of Kamuela, Hawaii; by five grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-grandson; by a brother, Paul Enns of Cheraw; and by a sister, Leona Schulz of Hollister, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to Namaste Comfort Care, 1633 Fillmore St. # 300, Denver, CO 80206.
Farnum-Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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