Verna Mae Downey

March 18, 1927March 10, 2014
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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.

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