OBITUARY

Vivian Long-Denton

January 5, 1931March 10, 2018
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Vivian Long-Denton passed away on 3/10/18 at the age of 87.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Berthena Writebol, her first husband, Ralph Long and her sister Doris Longacre-Zarbock.

Vivian is survived by her husband of 21 years Jack Denton; sons Rick (Marcia), Mike (Judy) and Scott (Cheryl), and step-daughter Paula (Ray); Grandchildren Adam (Erin), Gretchen (Tom), Jesse (Sami) and Kelsi, along with step grandchildren Ryan, Kyle and Seth; Great grandchildren Madalyn, Toby & Carter; Brendan & Alayna; and Miles. She is also survived by Siblings Jean (Todd), Gerald (Hollis), Lucille (Jack) and Alberta, along with a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and great friends.

Vivian was born in Washington, Kansas on January 5, 1931. The family lived a simple and hard-working farming life in Kansas and eventually in northern Colorado. In her adult life, she held jobs with Mountain Bell and, later, a small local children's store. However, she was most dedicated to raising her three children.

Vivian loved gardening, square dancing and was a gifted quilter and seamstress. Her children and grandchildren, especially, reaped the benefits of her sewing magic with clothing, blankets and costumes and super hero capes. She crafted many beautiful quilts and crocheted countless hats and lap robes to be shared with various charitable organizations.

In retirement, she and Jack enjoyed many trips together, exploring historical sites and sight-seeing. She was known for her ability to repurpose just about anything into something useful and her love of butterflies will be long remembered by all who knew and loved her.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rick Long
  • Mike Long
  • Scott Long
  • Jesse Long
  • Ray Beard
  • Kyle Beard

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Judy Long

April 3, 2018

Judy Long

April 3, 2018

Mom loved her slippers. I made them to keep her toes warm.

Judy Long

March 31, 2018

Lunch at P.F.Chang's mom loved her veggies☺

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