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Olinger Hampden Mortuary and Cemetery

8600 East Hampden Ave, Denver, CO

OBITUARY

Irma Jean Gill

March 9, 1953June 10, 2019
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Irma Jean Gill was born March 9, 1953, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was the second oldest of six children born to Lee Gill, Sr. and Pearl Gill. Irma was raised in the Park Hill area where she attended Whitter Elementary, Smiley Jr. High, and graduated from East High School. She went on to Attend CU Boulder earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. After college, Irma married Harold Barefield and in 1994, she moved to Fort Worth, Texas. She studied, and became a Realtor for Century 21. Irma worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 25 years where she retired. In 2015, Irma returned to Denver where she attended My Father’s House ICDC. Irma sang with the Praise Team, ushered, and attended the Park Hill Family Life Group. Irma loved singing, dancing, and playing cards with family and friends. Irma transitioned to rest with our Lord and Savior, Monday, June 10, 2019. She is preceded in death by her father, Lee Gill, Sr.; Grandmothers, Irma Robinson, and Maebelle Gill; sister, Yvonne Gill, and brother, Philip Gill. She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Pearl Gill of Denver; brother, Lee Gill, Jr. of Denver; sisters, Clarissa Penson of Houston, TX; Anita Smith, Donna Gill and Ruth Cowan, of Denver. She also leaves nephews and nieces Torrese Gill, Sr. (Kisa); Eric Hatch, (Becky); Christopher Gill; Chavis Penson, of Houston, TX; Brandi Gill; DeVon Smith; LaNeisha Young; Michael Hatch all of Denver, CO, and a host of great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Carla Gill

June 19, 2019

Our last embrace was at my mothers passing....it was so good to see you. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep....if I die before I wake I pray the Lord my soul to take...rest in peace cousin.
Love you Carla

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