Joyce Head Chenevert died of a heart condition Oct. 3, 2012, at her home in Montrose. She was 75.
She was born Nov. 14, 1937, to Arthur and Irene Head in Salida. She grew up in Salida, graduating from Salida High School in 1955. She earned a degree in education from Western State College.
She was married to Ed Chenevert on Aug. 4, 1962. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 4, 2012.
Mrs. Chenevert taught for many years in public and private schools in Colorado Springs, Salida, Delta and Montrose. She also worked as a social worker and a career counselor. Since her retirement she served with the Montrose Homeless Coalition, the jail ministry, Stephen Ministry, Helping Hands and other organizations.
Her faith was important to her. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and also attended other churches.
Mrs. Chenevert is survived by her husband Ed of Montrose; her daughters, Michelle Hamilton and her husband Richard of Colorado Springs and Diane Pfeiffer and her husband Jon of Colorado Springs; her son, Kenneth Chenevert of Olathe; a sister, Shirley Frias of Salida; and two grandchildren, Spencer Hamilton and Valerie Pfeiffer.
She was preceded in death by a nephew, Art Frias.
Funeral services were held Oct. 9 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with honor guard procession by Knights of Columbus Council 1188. Burial was Oct. 15 at the Fairview Cemetery in Salida.
Memorial contributions may be made to Haven House in Olathe,www.havenhousehomeless.org.
Arrangements were handled by Valley Lawn Funeral Home.blog comments powered by Disqus