Serafina Fellin


March 9, 1932-June 7, 2020

  • Serafina Fellin
    Serafina Fellin

Serafina Fellin passed away on Sunday June 7, 2020, at the Hope West Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction, CO after a brief battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

Born March 9, 1932, at the Fellin family home in Ouray, Colorado, Serafina was the youngest of four children born to Oliver Frank Fellin and Alice Clementine (Deru) Fellin. She grew up in Ouray and attended Ouray Schools, graduating in 1950.

While rajsing her own family in Ouray, she worked at Fellin Bros. Trucking, Bill's 66 Service Station and later at Citizens State Bank. She also served as president of the Ouray School Board.

A devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Serafina shared her lifelong interests in reading, music, needlework, and gardening with her family. She drew great strength from her faith, and while living in Ouray, was a member of St. Daniels Catholic Church, where she served as the church organist and member of St. Ann's Altar Society. Her strength, spirit, and love live on in those her life touched.

Serafina moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1983 and worked as an accountant for the University of NM. In 1989, she achieved a life long dream when she obtained her B.A. degree in Southwest Studies from U.N.M. Serafina had been living in Delta, CO since 2015.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Alene River and Viola Osborne, and brother Oliver Fellin Jr.

Serafina is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Jesse Daughetee, of Delta, CO, daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth Calhoon and Richard Brown, of Albuquerque, NM ,and son William Robert Calhoun, of Meridian, TX, grandchildren Nathan Daughetee and his wife Jessica Lestyk, Erica Ford, and Megan Lee and her husband Jesse Lee, Kathryn and Joaquin Rivera, and great-granddaughters, Adelyn and Willa Lee.

Private Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery at a future date.

The family has requested that in Lieu of Flowers, donations be made in Serafina's honor to HopeWest Hospice.