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1935 Glenna 2010

Glenna Jean Harris

August 9, 1935 — February 1, 2010

GLENNA JEAN HARRIS Services for lifelong area resident Glenna Jean Harris will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 19 at the Lewis Arriola Community Center. Glenna was born on August 9, 1935 in Cortez the daughter of Roy J. and Lillian H. (Tracy) Retherford. She passed away on Monday, February 1, 2010 at Southwest Memorial Hospital at the age of 74. A third generation rancher, Glenna's family has been ranching in the area for 97 years. She was a member of the Southwest Colorado Cattleman's Association and in 2009 Glenna was voted Stockman of the Year, only the third woman ever to receive such distinction. Glenna spent 30 years teaching in the local schools and found that she enjoyed all of her students. In addition to her devotion to ranching, Glenna enjoyed playing the piano, watching movies, and tending her flowers. Most of all, Glenna loved her family deeply. Surviving Glenna are her daughter, Gayel Alexander and husband, Phil of Lewis; her granddaughter, Kaytlyn Alexander; her step-daughters, Vicki Broderick and husband, Earl of Cortez, Carol Brown of Blanding, Utah, and Sandy Lard and husband, Ralph of Cortez; and step-son, Gary Harris and wife, Lori of Dolores. She is also survived by her step-grandchildren, Roni Anthony and husband, Scott of Cortez, Kristie Fitchett-Wagner and husband, Jim of Ellensburg, Wash., Melissa Chaffin and husband, Burt of Texas, Brittney Harris and Emily Harris, Steven Dedloff and wife, Cassandra, Shadyne Scott-Neely, Amanda Scherer, and Bobbie Dodd Keeling; and by step-great grandchildren, Justyne and Grant Anthony, Shandi Fitchett-Wagner, Donovan Chaffin, Jayden and Madison Dedloff, Samantha Neely, and C.J. and Isiah Scherer; as well as by nieces and nephews, Melanie McAfee, Michael McAfee and wife, Angie, Suzi Labato and husband, Darin, and Buzz McAfee and wife, Lydia; and by all their children, Shacey and Cody Filener, Brian and Mandy McAfee, Ty Sabin, and Morgan McAfee. Glenna was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Lillian Retherford; husband, Thomas Dodd Harris in 2007; step son, Wendell Harris; sister, Guyrene R. McAfee; and great nephew, Mark McAfee.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Starts at 2:00pm (Mountain time)

Lewis Arriola Community Center

Arriola, CO 00000

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