Florence Warrick

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

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

Richard was working 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 the winter months in Sun City West, Ariz., where Flossie resided after Richard's death in 1990.

In 2005, she relocated to Grand Junction to be near family.

Flossie was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished spending time with her family and friends. She also was 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 and her husband, Terry Winslow, of Vernal, Utah; son, Richard and his wife, Zina Warrick, of Grand Junction; six grandchildren, Jeff and his wife, Larri Winslow, of Craig, Tony and his wife, Teressa Winslow, of Fruita, Tracy and her husband, Russell Keanini, of Fruita, Nancy Gatlin of Grand Junction, Shane and his wife, Shawna Warrick, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and Eric Warrick of Longmont; niece Linda and her husband, 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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