Lorraine Zelnick Grange
Aspen, CO Colorado
Lorraine Grange passed away peacefully in Glenwood Springs, at home with her loving family beside her, on Friday, March 11.
She was born on Feb. 14, 1932 to Louis Zelnick, Sr. and Mary Oberster in Aspen, Colo., the youngest of nine children. She attended Aspen schools and graduated from Aspen High School in May 1950. She married the love of her life, Ed Grange, who was born and raised in Basalt, on June 16, 1951 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Aspen. They spent their entire happily married life of almost 60 years in Glenwood Springs, where five children were born to this union, Tom, Gerilyn, Rosalind, Susan and David.
Those who knew Lorraine remember her for her devotion to her family and to the community. She was a homemaker personified – involved in 4-H groups when the girls were growing up – a magnificent cook, baker, seamstress and loving mother who enjoyed the great family get-togethers that occupied so much of her life. She was active in the Catholic Daughters and St. Rita’s Circle and was devoted to her church, St. Stephen’s.
Lorraine was a faithful participant in the Mid-Valley Seniors Group at El Jebel, enjoying lunch followed by bingo every Tuesday and Thursday. She loved spending time at the family cabin in Fulford – she and Ed went up almost every weekend this past summer. Playing cards, especially Black Jack and Skip-Bo, and trips to Blackhawk were things she looked forward to.
She is survived by her husband Ed; son Tom (Brenda) Grange; daughters Gerilyn Grange and friend Dr. Laurie Coryell, Rosalind (Jay) Fowler and Susan (Monte) Malensek; and son David (Dana) Grange; grandchildren Stephanie and Travis Grange, Sara (Kevin) Villegas, Caitlyn (Aaron) Shaffer, Matthew and Nicholas Malensek and Brendan and Kelton Grange; plus numerous nephews and nieces. She is also survived by a sister, Josephine Arbaney of Basalt, and brother Stanley Zelnick of Carbondale.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Mary Zelnick; brother Louis Zelnick; and sisters Molly Maurin, Mary Hamlet, Kathryn Sincovec, Frances Nelson and Helen Zordel.
She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.
Services will be held on Friday, March, 18 with a rosary at 1:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs.
Burial will follow at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of the Valley at: PO Box 3768; Basalt, CO 81621 or St. Stephen’s Catholic School.
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