Josephine Calhoon

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Josephine Calhoon
September 10, 1927 ~ December 25, 2012

Josephine Calhoon, age 85, Lifetime Ouray resident, went to be with her Lord on Dec. 25, 2012 at Sunrise Creek Assisted Living in Montrose, Co.  Josephine was born Sept. 10, 1927 to Joe and Mary (Tell) Ficco in Ouray.  She spent her childhood in Ouray and graduated from Ouray High School in 1945.  Josephine married David Andrews Calhoon on Apr. 6, 1950 in Ouray, and they were members of St. Daniel’s Catholic Church in Ouray.  She worked seven years at the Ouray Post Office, and prior to her retirement, Josephine worked as an Officer at the Citizen’s State Bank in Ouray for 25 years.  She enjoyed her work, but also enjoyed her family, and her grandchildren were very special to her.  Josephine also enjoyed the mountains and the outdoors; gardening and her flowers.
Surviving family members include her husband, David of the family home in Ouray; son Joseph A. (Claudia) Calhoon; two brothers Art (Virginia) Ficco, Alvin (Louise) Ficco, all of Ouray, CO; grandson Aaron (Mary T.) Calhoon of Reno, NV., Granddaughter Andrea (Ernesto) Meruelo of San Diego, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Tom Fellin, sister Vera Smith, and granddaughter Tamara Calhoon. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliaitve Care of Western Colorado, in memory of Josephine Calhoon, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, Co. 81402 A Rosary will be recited on Friday, Dec. 28th at 7:30 P.M. at St. Daniel’s Catholic Church in Ouray.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:00a.m. at St. Daniel’s.  The service will conclude at the Church.  A private family inurnment will be held at a later date in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Ouray, Co.  Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, Co.