From: "Christopher B. Durall" <>
Subject: Violet E. "Bette" Colvin - obituary
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 20:01:30 -0500

The Durango (Colorado) Herald, May 2003
Violet E. (Bette) Colvin
Violet E. (Bette) Colvin died Monday, May 12, 2003 at Four Corners Health
Care Center of cancer. She was 86.
Ms. Colvin was born in Durango on Oct. 22, 1916, to James Herbert Colvin and
Violet Haze Colvin. The family moved several times, but returned to Durango.
She graduated from Durango High School in 1935. She worked at Woolworth for
several years and at Taylor-Raymond Jeweler. She began her own business,
Gaye Lynn Floral. She sold the shop because of allergies and retired in
She is survived by three nieces and a nephew.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hood Mortuary. The Rev. Myron Darmour
will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Mercy,
375 E. Park Ave., Durango CO 81301.

CAMPLAIN, GUFFIE - Son of Mrs. M.E. Camplain; Brother of  Estelle Mae (Mrs. Charles Hale), Gertrude (Mrs. George I.C. Varner), Maud (Mrs. E.A. Hale) and others - Died Oct 11, 1900

CAMPLAIN,M.E., MRS. - Mother of Estelle Mae (Mrs. Charles Hale), Gertrude (Mrs. George C. Varner), Maud (Mrs. E.A. Hale), Guffie and two other sons - Died Mar 11, 1901 - Age 49 Years

Today I died, February 25, 1994, at the age of 82. I died at a young age (Ha-Ha).

I was born on August 21, 1911 in Monrose, Colorado. I am the proud son of George and Gertrude Varner. I married Aileen Rice January 16, 1958 in San Rafael, California. Together we have four beautiful children, three boys and one girl: Forrest 34, Joseph 32, Susan 29, Tommy 16. I have two beautiful grandchildren Christopher Joe Kelsey, Jr. 5 and Joshua Forrest Kelsey 3. I am also survived by my three brothers: Howard, Odum, and Duane.I enjoyed playing the guitar and singing. I will miss my family dearly.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 1, 1994, at 1 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call Monday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates.

"God knew you were suffering. That the hills were hard to climb. So, He gently closed your eyes and whispered, `Peace be thine' In tears we watched you sinking. We saw you fade away. Our hearts were nearly broken. You fought so hard to stay. It breaks our hearts to see you go, but you did not go alone; for part of us went with you the day God called you home". "We love you, we will miss you, good-bye".

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Charles Varner, age 68, died January 23, 1990 at his home in West Valley City.

Born August 7, 1921, in Ogden, Utah, to George and Gertrude Camplain Varner. Married LuDean Williams, January 7, 1948, in Salt Lake City. Served in World War II.Survived by his wife, LuDean; two daughters and three sons, Bonnie Smith, Judy Crouch, Don Varner, Doug Varner, all of West Valley City; Jerry Varner, Elko, Nevada; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; eight brothers and five sisters. Preceded in death by one daughter, Phyllis.

Funeral services will be held Friday, 12 noon, McDougal Golden Rule Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, where friends may call Thursday, 6-7 p.m., and Friday, one hour prior to services. Interment: Tooele City Cemetery.


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Bruce Leonard Byers Passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family at his home in Novato on June 14, 2010. He is the son of the late Gilbert and Vivian Byers, also of Novato. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Pamela; his sons Steven (Michelle) Byers, Michael (Brianna) Byers, his precious granddaughters Bailee Anne, Morgan Michelle, Alexia Cassandra, and Sofia Yesenia. Also survived by his loving brother Mark Byers and sister Claire Paysse, numerous nieces, nephews and very dear friends. He grew up in Novato and was a member of the first graduating class of Our Lady of Loretto. He went on to graduate from Novato High School in 1969. He married Pamela Varner on March 27, 1971 and remained a devoted husband until he passed. He loved the San Francisco Giants, road-trips, and his home in Dobbins, California. He was actively involved with his boys' team sports. He coached them in Little League. Up until two weeks before his passing, he would attend his granddaughters, Alexia and Sofia's softball games in Petaluma. Bruce will be loved and missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. A special thank you to Doctor Hjortsvang and the entire Kaiser Oncology staff...and especially Mary Beth. The family requests any memorial contributions be made to Family and friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 6:00 PM at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, 1806 Novato Blvd., Novato, CA 94947. Funeral Services will be held at the church Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at Valley Memorial Park, Novato, CA. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements under the direction of ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA 94952. CHEDA & LYONS - Directors 415-883-8070
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Leone Katie Huber Hill "Beloved Mother" Mom rejoined her husband on April 13, 2011. She was born October 26, 1918 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to George Delos (Gardner) Huber and Elizabeth Marchina (Lizzy) Orsel. She was the ninth of thirteen children. She married George Albert Hill, January 7, 1938 in Farmington, UT. Our dad passed away July 31, 1989 in Salt Lake City, UT. Mom was a hard working farmers wife, with a feisty disposition and a heart of gold. She enjoyed her trips to Wendover. She is survived by her five daughters, Edna (Kirk) Goulding, Lola (Myron) Christensen, Doris Taylor, Dorothy (Scott) Reynolds, and Susan (Stephen) Garr; two younger sisters, Leahe Simpson, and Darlene (Ralph) Norton; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great-grandchildren. One great-granddaughter, Nicole Kerby, preceded her in death. Our family would like to thank Hazen Care Center, and Hearts For Hospice, for all of their loving attention to our mother in her final days. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 11:00 am at Redwood Memorial, 6500 South Redwood Road. A viewing will take place on Monday evening from 6-8:00 pm, and one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow.
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  Born: July 11, 1938
  Death: May 18, 2011
Carrol George VARNER
July 11, 1938 - May 18, 2011
Beloved husband, father and brother, Carrol G. Varner, 72, died peacefully at home on May 18, after a valiant struggle against cancer. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 11,1938. He was raised in Marin County, CA and graduated from San Rafael High School in 1956.

Carrol was an accomplished private pilot, champion wrist-wrestler and competed and won numerous weight-lifting titles. He had his own business called Varner Supply in San Rafael for over 20 years.

Carrol was also a Rotarian and a Board of Director for the Boy’s and Girl’s club in Novato that he helped start.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine (Pickens) Varner and his children Martha (Varner) Panela, John (Lisa) Varner, Timothy (Ann) Varner, Mike and Cindy Pickens plus ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His surviving siblings are Jacqueline Varner,
Shirley (Varner) White, Bob M. Varner, and Pamela (Varner) Byers.

Carrol was pre-deceased by his parents, Carrol and Martina Varner and his sister,
Beverly (Varner) Austin.



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Edna H. Bowden Goulding

December 9, 1938 ~  August 8, 2011

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT


Edna H. Bowden Goulding
Gone Fishing

Edna H. Bowden Goulding passed away at home on Aug. 8, 2011. She was born Dec. 9, 1938 in Salt Lake City, UT to George and Leone Hill.

She married Richard Bowden, Sr. (deceased) April 1, 1955 and later married Kirk Goulding March 4, 1988.

Edna loved fishing, hunting, camping and travelling, as well as people watching. She was a hard worker and enjoyed being on the farm.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband; children, Dick Bowden, Debbie Kerby, George J. Bowden, Phil (Sharon) Bowden; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four sisters.

Preceded in death by her parents, first husband and granddaughter, Nicky.

Funeral services will be Tuesday Aug. 16, 2011 at 11am at the Redwood Memorial Mortuary (6500 S. Redwood Rd.).

There will be a viewing from 6-8pm Monday night at the mortuary, as well as an hour prior to services Tuesday.

Interment at Redwood Memorial Cemetery.

Jacqueline “Jackie” Varner passed away Jan. 22, 2012 in Fallon, Nev. She was born July 15, 1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Carrol T. and Martina A. Huber Varner. She was employed by the State of California as a caregiver for her son, Robert. She had resided in Novato, Calif. for 50 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Angela Scurini and Echo Gonzales; sons, Donald and Robert Freeze; sisters, Shirley White and Pam Byers; brother, Bob Varner; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson on the way.

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