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Virginia Carwile

1930-2002

Virginia Carwile, 72, of Grand Junction died July 30, 2002, at her home.

Carwile was born May 17, 1930, to William and Fannie Kelley Laffler in El Paso, Texas, where she spent her childhood. She received her A.S. in business at Pike’s Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colo.

On Sept. 27, 1946 she married Clettis Carwile in El Paso. They had lived in Texas, New Mexico, Missouri and Iran before moving to Grand Junction.

Carwile was a coordinator for the Colorado Department of Mental Health, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, confidant and friend to all honest folks.

She enjoyed literature, history, crocheting, gardening, cooking and camping.

Carwile is survived by a family and extended family who will greatly miss her sense of humor, her wisdom, and intellect. She was an amazing cook, loved reading books, gardening and watching sports.

She lived her life to appreciate the earth and sky, and the return of the birds in the spring. She was quick to give a hug, and an honest opinion. She was smart, energetic and creative. She will live on in the hearts of the people who sought her counsel and fellowship.

Carwile is survived by her husband, Clettis, of Grand Junction, four sons, two daughters, one brother and six grandchildren.

Her son Terry Carwile and daughter Laura Tyler reside in Craig, Colo.

Private services will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, P. 0. Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

Arrangements are under the direction of Martin Mortuary.


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