Thelma 'Zelma' Farrington
January 17, 1925 - October 18, 2008
Zelma Farrington died Oct. 18, 2008, after a nearly nine-year battle with cancer.
Zelma was born Jan. 17, 1925, to Wilsey and Ollie Lloyd in Lesterville, Mo. She was 4 when her family made the journey to southern Colorado, where they settled in Florence. She grew up in Florence and completed 10 years of school.
This was also where she met her beloved husband, Chuck Farrington. They married Aug. 21, 1943, and spent the next 65 years together. They built a life together, creating three beautiful children, Charlotte, Benny and Shirley. Zelma was an amazing mother, who showed and taught her children love, respect, honesty, devotion and how to work hard for what they wanted.
In 1965, Zelma, Chuck and Shirley moved to the Craig area. They lived on the site of Colowyo Coal Mine for five years before moving to town. They purchased a house in Craig that Zelma turned into a home, which prompted Charlotte and Louis, and Benny and Becky to move to Craig to be closer by the mid 1970s.
Zelma and Chuck entered retirement in 1989, and they made their final home in Grand Junction. In her retirement years, she enjoyed many activities, such as traveling, cruises, music, fishing, camping and, most of all, enjoying her family
Zelma is survived and will be missed by her husband, Chuck Farrington of Grand Junction; her brother, Wilsey and Ella Lloyd of Florence; her children, Charlotte and Louis Ketchum of Hotchkiss, Benny and Becky Farrington of Craig, Shirley and Matt McCarthy of Craig; her grandchildren, Clint and Shelly Farrington of Denver, Tisha and Doyle Mann of Craig, and Shannon Russell of Craig; and her great-grandchildren, Morgan Shrum, Adain Russell and Nathan Mann, all of Craig.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ollie Lloyd; her father, Wilsey Lloyd; her little brother, Harold Lloyd; and her step-father, Marion Kohler.
The services to celebrate her life will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, with a viewing and services to follow at 2 p.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
Memorial contributions can be sent to the American Breast Cancer Association at 113 Rosebud Lane, Martinez GA 30907, or flowers may be sent to Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.