Citizen Telegram Obituaries – Oct. 31, 2013
Rollo “Bud” Meeks
April 27, 1926 – Oct. 21, 2013
Rollo “Bud” Meeks, 87, was born the son of Alfred and Nellie Meeks on April 17, 1926 in Meeker, Colo. He passed away at his Cortez home on Oct. 21, 2013.
Surviving Bud are his wife, Joanne Meeks of Cortez; children, Janice Vaughn and husband, Jim, of Questa, N.M.; Jack Meeks and wife, Aleta, of Soldotna, Alaska; and Nedra Wilson and husband, Jim, of Cortez; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren and sisters, Nellie Mae Nolen of Okla. and Fay Roberts of Grand Junction, Colo.
Private family services will take place at a later date.
Ellen Ann Elliott
April 29, 1936 – Oct. 19, 2013
Ellen Ann Elliott (Ellie), 77, of Rifle, Colo., passed away at her home Oct. 19, 2013, with her loving family by her side.
Ellie was born April 29, 1936, in Holdingord, Minn. She was one of seven children born to the late August and Theresia (Rolfes) Knoll. Ellie spent the first half of her life in Minnesota, moving to Colorado in 1982, where she spent her remaining years.
She loved spending time with her family, friends and her cat, Mr. Lilly. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, bowling and watching birds.
Ellie will forever be remembered by her devoted children, Scott Elliott of DeBeque, Jeanne Elliott of Glenwood Springs and Lisa (Tim) Zeman of Rifle; beloved grandchildren, William (Amanda) Zeman of Rifle and Dakota Zeman of Rifle; treasured great-grandchild, Coulter Zeman of Rifle; her brother, William (Lorraine) Knoll; sisters, Arlene (Bruce) DePew and Joyce (Roman) Kuklock, all from Minnesota; along with countless other friends and family who were blessed to know her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Frederick G. Knoll and Sylvester A. Knoll; and two sisters, Esther R. Shank and Clara C. Sowada.
In her death, Ellie’s last wish was to help as many people as she could. She requested her body be donated for cancer research and the remains cremated. A celebration of her life for immediate family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations be sent to the wonderful people who gave such compassionate care to Ellie during her time of need at the Callaway Young Cancer Center, 1906 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
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