Celia Arlene Ennis Lowrance of Surface Creek died Sept. 30, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 79.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the First Assembly of God church in Cedaredge.
Celia Arlene Kraft was born to Edgar and Maryetta (Donley) Kraft on Feb. 20, 1933, in Longview, Ill. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Danville, Ill., graduating from Danville High School in 1951. She attended Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., where she received a teaching degree in 1955.
On July 13, 1963, she married Orville Ennis in Thermopolis, Wyo. The couple resided in Buffalo, Wyo., from 1965-1994 where they owned and operated a motel for over 20 years. They retired to Cedaredge. They were married 36 years before Orville died Jan. 2, 2000.
On July 1, 2006, she married Elmer Lowrance. They celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary this year.
Mrs. Lowrance enjoyed teaching grade school students in Illinois. and Jackson Hole, Wyo., traveling, riding four wheelers and spending time with family. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Cedaredge and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Cedaredge.
Mrs. Lowrance is survived by her husband, Elmer Lowrance of Cedaredge; two stepsons, Elwood Ennis and his wife Theresa of Lovel, Wyo., and Richard Lowrance and his wife Dee of Broomfield; four stepdaughters, Debbie Gibson of Northfield, Minn., Naomi Parkin of Boise, Idaho, Connie Staffer of Vancouver, Wash., and Kathy Grein and her husband Nathan of Brighton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Orville Ennis.
Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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