Irene Carver of Montrose died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. She was 89.
Mrs. Carver was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Delta, to Jerry and Mabel (Toman) Marchbanks. She spent her childhood in Delta and California.
She married Bob Thompson. They lived in Lake City where they were sheep ranchers. They had two sons. She later married Ralph Carver Jr. in 1984. They celebrated 27 years of marriage. He survives.
Mrs. Carver was a cosmetologist. She worked for several salons in Durango before opening her own. She later moved to Lake City and opened a salon, before moving to Montrose and opening Irene's Beauty Center. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Montrose.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph Carver Jr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Mary Thompson; three stepchildren, Delphine Love and her husband Dan, James Carver and his wife Joyce, and Steve Carver and his wife April; a sister-in-law, Janet Marchbanks of Montrose; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Carver was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Thompson; three sisters, Carol Switzer, Letha Cathcart and Maxine Bettis; and five brothers, Richard Marchbanks, Ray Marchbanks, Ralph Marchbanks, Bill Marchbanks and Hubert Marchbanks.
A funeral service was held Feb. 27 at United Methodist Church in Montrose. Interment followed at Grand View Cemetery in Montrose.
Crippin Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus