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Elouise Fender

Elouise Fender passed away at home on 11/5/15. She was born to George and Charlotte Hammerich on 3/30/ 30 in Glenwood Springs; Graduated from Glenwood Springs High School.

Elouise grew up on what is now known as the Bershenyi ranch up 4-mile until her parents sold the ranch in 1947.

Elouise is survived by her husband Harold Fender, son Rick Jurick (Priscilla) – Alaska, daughters Jody Anthes (Dave) – Basalt, and Kristi Gill (John) – Silt; step sons Gary (Linda) and Marvin (Roberta) Fender – Silt/ De Beque, sister Elizabeth Stapleton – Aspen; 9 grand children; Fritz Anthes (Vanessa), Josh Anthes (Heather), Shelly Gunter (Seth), Wendy Cooper, Tammy Hohenberger (Mike), Kevin Fender (Kelly), Jimmy Fender (Niki), Chris Fender (Alicia), Sharon Samuelson (Jared), and 13 great grand children.

Mom spent most of her life in the Roaring Fork Valley; also later Montana, Crawford, CO and Monticello, Utah area.

She loved the ranching life; feeding the cows off a team of horses in the winter. One of her greatest thrills was racing her horse (Rio) in the Garfield county cow pony races 1987-89. Mom also rode in a womans side saddle cub in Ennis, Montana. She used her families old (1885) side saddle on a horse named Misty. Camping and riding in the mountains of the Roaring Fork Valley, running cows up the Frying Pan, skiing in Aspen, square dancing at 7 Castles with the Crowleys and Sterkers, buying turquoise in the South West were also great memories of hers.

Mom is at home with Jesus now. She requested no funeral – just remember her. “When someone you love becomes a memory; The memory becomes a treasure.” -Unknown

Cards may be sent to: Harold Fender, 167 Fox Run Rd., Rifle, CO 81650.


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