Florence E. Warrick


Florence "Flossie" Warrick, 85, former Craig and Steamboat Springs resident, passed away April 30, 2006, at her home in Grand Junction because of complications from lymphoma.

Flossie was born in Hanna, Wyo., on Sept. 21, 1920, to Roy and Agnes (Tate) Bedford. She spent her childhood in Hanna, and after graduating from high school in 1938, she met and married Richard Parr Warrick on Aug. 15, 1938.

Richard worked in the oil field before their marriage and continued to do so for several years. They enjoyed traveling with the rigs, making many friends along the way. The death of Richard's brother brought them back to Colorado in 1943.

Richard and Flossie were in the sheep and cattle ranching business for more than 50 years. After semi-retiring they spent winters in Sun City West, Ariz., where Flossie resided after the death of Richard in 1990. In 2005, she relocated to Grand Junction to be near her family.

Flossie was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who cherished spending time with her family and friends. She was also an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in numerous positions throughout the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; four brothers, Daniel, Ernest, John and Roy; and one sister, LaVonne.

She is survived and sadly missed by daughter, Sharon (Terry) Winslow of Vernal, Utah; son, Richard (Zina) Warrick of Grand Junction; six grandchildren, Jeff (Larri) Winslow of Craig, Tony (Teressa) Winslow of Fruita, Tracy (Russell) Keanini of Fruita, Nancy Gatlin of Grand Junction, Shane (Shawna) Warrick of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Eric Warrick of Longmont; niece, Linda (Rod) Barnes of Garland, Texas; seven great-grandchildren; and many close friends. A private family service was held in Grand Junction.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 2745 Compass Drive Suite 377, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

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