OBITUARY

Verna Mae Downey

March 18, 1927March 10, 2014

Verna Mae Downey, 86, of Grand Junction, Colorado formerly of Greeley, Colorado passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 with her family at her side. She was born in Greeley, Colorado on March 18, 1927 to Merril J and Minie E. (Fuerst) Hutt. Verna graduated from Brighton High School in 1947. On June 11, 1950 she married Osborne M. Downey in Brighton, Colorado.

Verna was a licensed cosmetologist and had worked in the food service department of Weld County School District 6 for 30 years. She loved to paint, bake, play cards and arts and crafts.

She is survived by her four children Mary J. Skousen and husband Nathan of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Jean A. Mininger and husband Max of Collbran, Colorado, Robert M. and wife Cindy of Cheyenne, Wyoming and John A. and wife Cara of Grand Junction, Colorado. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and 3 sister-in-laws.

She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a brother Elmer Hutt.

The family is welcoming friends to a public viewing to be held from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 14, at Stoddard Funeral Home in Greeley. Services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Stoddard Funeral Home with Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

REMEMBERING

Verna Mae Downey

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Joanna Craven Martinson

March 16, 2014

Mary Jane, Jeannie, Robert and John - what a wonderful ceremony for your mother. I wish that I could have spent some time visiting with you and your families. I would like to keep in touch with you - Thinking of you all, Joanna Craven Martinson

March 15, 2014

Our sincere sympathy at the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family.
Bill and Viola

Collin & Celeste Chandler Holmes

March 15, 2014

Our thoughts are with you Bob, along with your family. Nothing makes times like these easier, but please know your grief is felt in our hearts.

Darrell & Angie Rains

March 14, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Downey Family at this time. We have wonderful memories of both your mother and father. Angie and Darrell Rains

Jodi Copeland McCarthy

March 14, 2014

John and the entire Downey family,
My thoughts are will you all. I have many fond memories of Jack and Verna, and I think of them every time I pass by that little house by the park in LaSalle.

March 13, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God's love comfort you in this time of grief and loss. Jack and Kathy Downey and Boys

FROM THE FAMILY