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Retha Mae Magner

August 18, 1928April 28, 2021

Retha Magner passed away April 28, 2021 at the Mantey Heights Care Center, she was 92. Retha was born on August 18, 1928 in Kansas from the union of Franklin and Ella Shubert. She was an entrepreneur, restaurateur and first telephone card machine operator in the area. She was a member of the Clifton Christian Church and had a strong relationship with the Church. She loved singing in the choir, studying the bible and working in the clothing room and food bank. Retha was a resident of Grand Junction for the past 21 years previously living in Durango, Colorado. She married Edward T. Manger in 2000 at the Clifton Christian Church, Clifton, Colorado, he survives. Retha enjoyed art painting, jewelry and writing poetry. Retha leaves behind her husband, Edward T. Magner of Grand Junction, Colorado, Daughter, Brenda Kennedy of Kerrville TX. and 3 Sons and family's. John and Terri Kennedy, a Daughter and Son Oklahoma City Jeff and Angela Kennedy a Daughter and 3 Sons. Austin,Texas Jeremy and Marti Kennedy a Son and 3 Daughters, Evergreen Co. Her Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren, loved her joy, laughter, story's and how strong she was. Son Rodney Cozby, 5 Daughter's,4 Grandaughters and 3 Grandsons, New York Retha also had some Angel's in her life. Beverly Jackson and Daughter Christina Horn are Blessings in Moms life that started many years ago. Rhea Holliday and Son Billy. Rhea treated Retha like her Mom and Mom loved her like a Daughter. Andy and Stan Jones. Andy and Mom had a special bond, they truly were meant to be in each other's lives. Bob Albers a long time friend that treated her like a Son, she loved him like one. When Mom had to go to Hospice after her second stroke and was at Mantey Heights, God sent Geniva who was an Angel to her for me. The Staff, CNAs and Nurses at Mantey were also amazing, and also helped me see her on zoom on Fridays. Retha also had many loving Neices and Nephews. Wonderful Neighbors, friends that were blessings where she lived and her dear church family. Retha was preceded in death by a Son in law Palin Kennedy and eight siblings. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clifton Christian Church Food Bank, 3241 F 1/4 Rd, Clifton, CO 81520


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