Velma Mae Arndt-Pacatte, age 70, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away Feb. 20, 2012, at her home.
Velma was born May 27, 1941, to John Rudolph and Charlotte (Grace) Larkins in Denver, Colo.
She spent her childhood and received her education in Fruita, Colo.
Velma married Alvis C. Arndt and he passed away Feb. 14, 1981. She later married George F. Pacatte in Denver and he also preceded her in death.
Velma also resided in Thornton, Colo., prior to living in Cedaredge, where she made her home until her time of death. She had a love for animals and raised many horses. She enjoyed doing ceramics and spending time with family.
Surviving family members include her son, Mitcheal D. Arndt of Cedaredge, Colo.; daughter, Sondra J. Nichols of Loma, Colo.
Funeral services were held Feb. 24, at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Nystrom officiating. Velma was laid to rest in the Cedaredge Cemetery in Cedaredge, Colo. Songs were "Walking after Midnight" by Patsy Cline, and Pastor Paul Nystrom sung "Wings of a Dove" and "Amazing Grace." Arrangements were under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, Colo.
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