Alene Serafina River, 92, a recent resident to Rock Island and longtime Ouray, Colorado resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, February 26, 2015, at her daughter Roxanna’s home in Rock Island, Washington.
She was born on July 23, 1922 in Ouray, Colorado to the late Oliver and Alice (Deru) Fellin. Alene received her elementary and high school education, graduating Valedictorian of her class, and continued her education at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Elwood Robert River at Gunnison, Colorado. They moved to make their first home in Victor, Colorado for one year prior to returning to Ouray.