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Viola Dore Lake

Vi Lake, 91, passed away Nov. 8, 2006, peacefully at her home in No Name.Viola was born June 9, 1915, to Jess and Maude (Wyatt) Dore in Glenwood Springs. She graduated from Garfield County High School in 1933. After secretarial school in southern California, she worked as a legal secretary for a number of years in Glenwood Springs.Viola married Richard M. Lake June 2, 1941, in Glenwood Springs, at Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jackson’s home on Grand Avenue. While Dick served overseas during World War II, Vi worked as a legal secretary in Long Beach, Calif. After the war they returned to Colorado and purchased Trappers Lake Lodge and Resort on the White River.They sold the resort in 1964, and Vi worked in the City of Glenwood Springs offices for several years. Later she joined the Glenwood Springs Police Department, where she worked for 16 years. As one of her duties, she read the daily police report on KGLN radio station. The Sheriff then asked her to join his department where she worked for nine years, until her retirement in 1992 at the age of 77. She was the third generation in her family to work in law enforcement in Glenwood.In recent years she enjoyed gardening, feeding the squirrels and birds in her yard and visiting with friends. Vi always had a dog, and many will especially remember her standard poodle, Nelson.She is survived by daughter Stormie (Scott) Werking of Glenwood Springs; sister Marjorie Gieck of Mesa, Ariz.; granddaughter Loey (Andy) Werking Wells of Portland, Ore.; grandsons Miles Werking of San Diego, Lake Werking of Glenwood Springs; two great-grandchildren; five nieces and nephews; and many special friends.Viola was preceded in death by her husband; and brothers Jess Dore Jr. and Richard Dore. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Colorado Animal Rescue, CARE at 1801 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs. A reception will follow.


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