Connie E. McCrudden
Connie McCrudden, 86, passed away in Grand Junction, Colorado, Wednesday, August 24, 2016.
Born in Wichita, Kansas, she moved with her family to Kansas City, Missouri as a toddler. Connie graduated from Raytown High School where she performed in musicals and was a cheerleader. Connie worked for Macy’s department store in Kansas City modeling for live a events and for Macy’s local newspaper advertisements.
In 1948 Connie and Raymond Garcia were married and soon after moved to Grand Junction, Colorado. Later divorced, Connie and her two children moved to Aspen, Colorado in 1966. She married Richard McCrudden the following year.
Working for Bethune and Moore Interiors for years, she eventually branched out on her own with several partnerships and finally her own business, Connie McCrudden Interiors. She had many clients including friends, neighbors, and wealthy visitors. She enjoyed skiing with Richard at the Buttermilk Ski area, Tiehack and Javelin being their favorite runs.
Connie is survived by her husband, Richard S. McCrudden, sister Anne Davison, daughter Randi Garcia, son Rod Garcia, stepdaughter Mary Naslund, grandchildren Melissa Doyle, Dennis Doyle, and Barrett and Sydney Garcia, and great granddaughter Jesse Doyle. She was preceded in death by her parents Bernice and Erie Fouts and her brother Richard Fouts.
A memorial will be held October 16th 2016 at the Book Cliff Country Club in Grand Junction, from 12:00 to 3:00 for family and friends.
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