Citizen Telegram Obituaries – March 20, 2014 |

Citizen Telegram Obituaries – March 20, 2014

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Irene Wilson

Sept. 1, 1933 – March 6, 2014

Irene Wilson, a lifelong resident of Rifle, Colo., passed away March 6, 2014, at Horizon Care Center in Eckart, Colo. She was 80.

Irene was born on Sept. 1, 1933 in Divide Creek, Colo., from the union of Harold and Elizabeth “Grandma Bessie” Beard. She spent her childhood in the Divide Creek and Craig areas. She married Marvin “Bud” Wilson and he preceded her in death on July 29, 1980, in Denver, Colo.

Irene was a member of the Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church and volunteered for the Area Agency on Aging, the Rifle Senior Center and the Rifle Visitor Center. She was a member of the Moose Lodge, Rebecca’s Lodge, Eastern Star and T.O.P.S. Club. She enjoyed playing bingo, working in her flower beds, sewing and making wedding cakes.

Irene leaves behind two daughters, Twilla (Walter) Johnson of Grand Junction, Colo. and Teresa (Frank) Schoen of Delta, Colo.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Fourth St., Rifle, CO 81650. Friends and family may leave their condolences at

Marian Virginia Cooper

Marian Virginia Cooper, 98, passed away at her residence in the New Castle Senior Housing on Monday, March 3, 2014.

She was preceded in death by a son, Lebert Cooper of New Castle; and her parents, William J. Randall and Mattie E. Randall of Gypsum, Colo.; her two brothers, Rolland Randall and Harold Randall of Eagle, Colo.; and her sister, LeVeta Whittaker of Eagle.

She is survived by her daughters, LaVeta Tharp (Ralph) of New Castle and LaVerle (Tex) Faulkner of Grand Junction, Colo. Survivors also include 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Virginia was greatly loved and will be missed by her family and numerous friends.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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