Catherine "Kay" Crissman died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Valley Inn Nursing Home in Mancos. She was 89.
Ms. Crissman was born July 9, 1922, in Paonia, to Ralph and Helen (Lamb) Crissman.
She began her career in the 1940s working for Colorado Congressman Wilson Rockwell in Washington, D.C. She was later employed at Transworld Airlines as a secretary to the vice president of government affairs, retiring when she was 80.
Ms. Crissman moved to Mancos when she was 80 to be near her family. She had traveled the world. She enjoyed watching movies.
She is survived by a niece, Susan Lawrence and her husband David Manderscheid of Lincoln, Neb.; three great-nieces and their husbands, Catherine and Jake Epps of Mancos, Nicole and James Korak of Lantana, Texas, and Debbie and Casey Wilkins of Columbus, Ohio; two great-nieces-in-law, Judy Yatros of Arizona, and Jan King of California; four great-great-nieces; and five great-great-nephews.
Ms. Crissman was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Lawrence; a brother, Malcolm Crissman; and two nephews, Crissman Lawrence and Walter Lawrence.
Cremation has taken place. A private family service will take place at a later date.
Ertel Funeral Home in Cortez handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus