Edna Purnell of Hotchkiss died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at her home. She was 80.
A funeral service was held Feb. 27 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss. Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery in Hotchkiss.
Mrs. Purnell was born Aug. 8, 1931, in Wellington, to Andrew and Lura (Patten) Nelson. She spent her childhood in Wellington, Timnath and Fort Collins. She attended grade school in Timnath and graduated from high school in Fort Collins.
She married Stanley Purnell on Sept. 7, 1957, in Fort Collins. They celebrated 42 years of marriage. He died Jan. 31, 2000, in Delta.
Mrs. Purnell was a grocery clerk. She enjoyed gardening and reading. She was a member of the VFW. She lived in Fort Collins before moving to Hotchkiss 50 years ago.
She is survived by a son, Jim Purnell of Hotchkiss; a daughter and her husband, Gail Purnell and Tom Edwards of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother and his wife, Wilbur and Mary Nelson of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Maxine Van Penenage of Shelton, Wash., Mary Powell and her husband Bud of Fort Collins, and Lois Beckham of Rocky Ford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Purnell was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Purnell; a sister, Anita Yowell; and an infant daughter, Fawn Purnell.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus