Artel Walker Podbevsek |

Artel Walker Podbevsek

Artel Walker Podbevsek passed away May 25, 2005, in Grand Junction. She was 85.

Artel was born June 7, 1919, in Lyman, Wyo., to Levi O. Walker and Amelia Jane Grow. She was one of 16 brothers and sisters.

She married Louis Podbevsek, a coal miner, on Nov. 24, 1938, in Evanston, Wyo. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple in Utah.

Louis and Artel lived in Wyoming from 1938-54, then moved to Glenwood Springs after the mines closed down. Upon his retirement, they moved to Clifton, where they resided for 24 years.

She was a member of the Sixth Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and served faithfully in many callings. She loved her young missionaries, whom she mothered and cared for. She loved working in the church, crocheting, quilting, square dancing, and her family.

She is survived by son LaMar (Joan) Podbevsek, of Clifton; daughter Jeanette (Gordon) Harker, of Clifton; nine brothers and sisters; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one grandson and two granddaughters, and six siblings.

The funeral has already taken place.

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