Verna Lee Salmon

January 26, 1935April 6, 2021

Verna Lee (Stephens) Salmon 01/26/35-04/06/21

Verna Lee Salmon was the only daughter of Marvin and Thelma Stephens. She was born January 26th, 1935 in Fairy, TX. She is preceeded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard Salmon, and her brothers Darrell and Reggie Stephens.

Verna Lee attended Abernathy High School where she participated in choir, twirling and basketball. Upon graduation she attended Texas Tech University as a music major and competed in local beauty pageants. It was there that she met her first husband James R Compton. They married and had 3 children Kim Lovelace, Kerry Compton and Keith Compton.

In 1973 Verna met and married Richard F Salmon and gained 6 children Julie Cox, Rick Salmon, Tim Salmon, Steve Salmon, Dan Salmon and Jeff Salmon. Richard and Verna moved to Boulder where Verna obtained her Masters degree in Social Work. Verna had a 30 year career helping people with all forms of addiction in her private practice. Richard and Verna were married for 48 years until his death in 2020. Verna had a deep desire to help people and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.


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Leah Salmon

April 9, 2021

Sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers are with you and your family! I remember Verna ,when her and Richard came to New Jersey .