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Bernice Ellen Hunter Overholt, age 81, of Clifton, Colo., died at her home on Jan. 23, 2008.

She was born on Aug. 13, 1926, in Denver, Colo., to Ben and Helen Hunter. She grew up and attended school in Kremmling, Colo.

Bernice married Clyde Overholt on Sept. 7, 1942. They had a full and adventurous life together. The first few years of their marriage, Clyde was overseas fighting in the war, and Bernice returned to Kremmling to be near her family while she gave birth to their daughter, Sharon Kay, on Aug. 2, 1943. After Clyde’s return, he went to work for the Rio Grande railroad, and they spent two years living in a rail car. They settled in Willows, Colo., where Clyde became section foreman and Bernice gave birth to twins, Mary Ellen and Robert Lee.

They lived in many small Colorado towns over the next few years, from McCoy to Radium to Tabernash. She learned to be a linotype operator, and served in that capacity at the Sky Hi News in Granby, Parkdale, Utah, Canon City, Colo., and the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

In Parkdale, she worked with the American Sunday School Union to establish a church in the community. She was always active in her church. She learned to play the piano and conducted Bible studies. She cooked at Christian Bible Camps, and opened her home to missionaries.

In 1965, Bernice and her family settled in Kremmling. She attended Floral School in Denver, and then opened a flower shop in Kremmling. Her business outgrew several shops, and she finally settled in her permanent location in 1981 where she opened the Caboose Flower Shop and Christian Book Store. In 1992, she sold the shop so she and Clyde could travel to Arizona for the winters. During her summers in Kremmling, she put her all into founding the Grand County Historical museum, starting the Second Time Around store and running a food wagon at the fairgrounds to earn money for the museum. In 1985, she was voted citizen of the year by the Kiwanis club to honor her efforts.

Bernice worked tirelessly until Alzheimer’s disease took its toll. She spent her final years in Grand Junction where she could be closer to her daughters.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde; daughters Sharon and husband Hans Rieger, and Mary Williams, all of Grand Junction; son Robert Overholt and wife Sharyn of Kremmling; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Helen, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her, but most of all by her steady guy of 67 years, Clyde.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Grand County Historical Museum or the Kremmling Community Church.

Bernice Ellen Hunter Overholt, age 81, of Clifton, Colo., died at her home on Jan. 23, 2008.

She was born on Aug. 13, 1926, in Denver, Colo., to Ben and Helen Hunter. She grew up and attended school in Kremmling, Colo.

Bernice married Clyde Overholt on Sept. 7, 1942. They had a full and adventurous life together. The first few years of their marriage, Clyde was overseas fighting in the war, and Bernice returned to Kremmling to be near her family while she gave birth to their daughter, Sharon Kay, on Aug. 2, 1943. After Clyde’s return, he went to work for the Rio Grande railroad, and they spent two years living in a rail car. They settled in Willows, Colo., where Clyde became section foreman and Bernice gave birth to twins, Mary Ellen and Robert Lee.

They lived in many small Colorado towns over the next few years, from McCoy to Radium to Tabernash. She learned to be a linotype operator, and served in that capacity at the Sky Hi News in Granby, Parkdale, Utah, Canon City, Colo., and the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

In Parkdale, she worked with the American Sunday School Union to establish a church in the community. She was always active in her church. She learned to play the piano and conducted Bible studies. She cooked at Christian Bible Camps, and opened her home to missionaries.

In 1965, Bernice and her family settled in Kremmling. She attended Floral School in Denver, and then opened a flower shop in Kremmling. Her business outgrew several shops, and she finally settled in her permanent location in 1981 where she opened the Caboose Flower Shop and Christian Book Store. In 1992, she sold the shop so she and Clyde could travel to Arizona for the winters. During her summers in Kremmling, she put her all into founding the Grand County Historical museum, starting the Second Time Around store and running a food wagon at the fairgrounds to earn money for the museum. In 1985, she was voted citizen of the year by the Kiwanis club to honor her efforts.

Bernice worked tirelessly until Alzheimer’s disease took its toll. She spent her final years in Grand Junction where she could be closer to her daughters.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde; daughters Sharon and husband Hans Rieger, and Mary Williams, all of Grand Junction; son Robert Overholt and wife Sharyn of Kremmling; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Helen, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her, but most of all by her steady guy of 67 years, Clyde.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Grand County Historical Museum or the Kremmling Community Church.

Bernice Ellen Hunter Overholt, age 81, of Clifton, Colo., died at her home on Jan. 23, 2008.

She was born on Aug. 13, 1926, in Denver, Colo., to Ben and Helen Hunter. She grew up and attended school in Kremmling, Colo.

Bernice married Clyde Overholt on Sept. 7, 1942. They had a full and adventurous life together. The first few years of their marriage, Clyde was overseas fighting in the war, and Bernice returned to Kremmling to be near her family while she gave birth to their daughter, Sharon Kay, on Aug. 2, 1943. After Clyde’s return, he went to work for the Rio Grande railroad, and they spent two years living in a rail car. They settled in Willows, Colo., where Clyde became section foreman and Bernice gave birth to twins, Mary Ellen and Robert Lee.

They lived in many small Colorado towns over the next few years, from McCoy to Radium to Tabernash. She learned to be a linotype operator, and served in that capacity at the Sky Hi News in Granby, Parkdale, Utah, Canon City, Colo., and the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

In Parkdale, she worked with the American Sunday School Union to establish a church in the community. She was always active in her church. She learned to play the piano and conducted Bible studies. She cooked at Christian Bible Camps, and opened her home to missionaries.

In 1965, Bernice and her family settled in Kremmling. She attended Floral School in Denver, and then opened a flower shop in Kremmling. Her business outgrew several shops, and she finally settled in her permanent location in 1981 where she opened the Caboose Flower Shop and Christian Book Store. In 1992, she sold the shop so she and Clyde could travel to Arizona for the winters. During her summers in Kremmling, she put her all into founding the Grand County Historical museum, starting the Second Time Around store and running a food wagon at the fairgrounds to earn money for the museum. In 1985, she was voted citizen of the year by the Kiwanis club to honor her efforts.

Bernice worked tirelessly until Alzheimer’s disease took its toll. She spent her final years in Grand Junction where she could be closer to her daughters.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde; daughters Sharon and husband Hans Rieger, and Mary Williams, all of Grand Junction; son Robert Overholt and wife Sharyn of Kremmling; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Helen, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her, but most of all by her steady guy of 67 years, Clyde.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Grand County Historical Museum or the Kremmling Community Church.

Bernice Ellen Hunter Overholt, age 81, of Clifton, Colo., died at her home on Jan. 23, 2008.

She was born on Aug. 13, 1926, in Denver, Colo., to Ben and Helen Hunter. She grew up and attended school in Kremmling, Colo.

Bernice married Clyde Overholt on Sept. 7, 1942. They had a full and adventurous life together. The first few years of their marriage, Clyde was overseas fighting in the war, and Bernice returned to Kremmling to be near her family while she gave birth to their daughter, Sharon Kay, on Aug. 2, 1943. After Clyde’s return, he went to work for the Rio Grande railroad, and they spent two years living in a rail car. They settled in Willows, Colo., where Clyde became section foreman and Bernice gave birth to twins, Mary Ellen and Robert Lee.

They lived in many small Colorado towns over the next few years, from McCoy to Radium to Tabernash. She learned to be a linotype operator, and served in that capacity at the Sky Hi News in Granby, Parkdale, Utah, Canon City, Colo., and the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

In Parkdale, she worked with the American Sunday School Union to establish a church in the community. She was always active in her church. She learned to play the piano and conducted Bible studies. She cooked at Christian Bible Camps, and opened her home to missionaries.

In 1965, Bernice and her family settled in Kremmling. She attended Floral School in Denver, and then opened a flower shop in Kremmling. Her business outgrew several shops, and she finally settled in her permanent location in 1981 where she opened the Caboose Flower Shop and Christian Book Store. In 1992, she sold the shop so she and Clyde could travel to Arizona for the winters. During her summers in Kremmling, she put her all into founding the Grand County Historical museum, starting the Second Time Around store and running a food wagon at the fairgrounds to earn money for the museum. In 1985, she was voted citizen of the year by the Kiwanis club to honor her efforts.

Bernice worked tirelessly until Alzheimer’s disease took its toll. She spent her final years in Grand Junction where she could be closer to her daughters.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde; daughters Sharon and husband Hans Rieger, and Mary Williams, all of Grand Junction; son Robert Overholt and wife Sharyn of Kremmling; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Helen, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her, but most of all by her steady guy of 67 years, Clyde.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Grand County Historical Museum or the Kremmling Community Church.

Bernice Ellen Hunter Overholt, age 81, of Clifton, Colo., died at her home on Jan. 23, 2008.

She was born on Aug. 13, 1926, in Denver, Colo., to Ben and Helen Hunter. She grew up and attended school in Kremmling, Colo.

Bernice married Clyde Overholt on Sept. 7, 1942. They had a full and adventurous life together. The first few years of their marriage, Clyde was overseas fighting in the war, and Bernice returned to Kremmling to be near her family while she gave birth to their daughter, Sharon Kay, on Aug. 2, 1943. After Clyde’s return, he went to work for the Rio Grande railroad, and they spent two years living in a rail car. They settled in Willows, Colo., where Clyde became section foreman and Bernice gave birth to twins, Mary Ellen and Robert Lee.

They lived in many small Colorado towns over the next few years, from McCoy to Radium to Tabernash. She learned to be a linotype operator, and served in that capacity at the Sky Hi News in Granby, Parkdale, Utah, Canon City, Colo., and the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

In Parkdale, she worked with the American Sunday School Union to establish a church in the community. She was always active in her church. She learned to play the piano and conducted Bible studies. She cooked at Christian Bible Camps, and opened her home to missionaries.

In 1965, Bernice and her family settled in Kremmling. She attended Floral School in Denver, and then opened a flower shop in Kremmling. Her business outgrew several shops, and she finally settled in her permanent location in 1981 where she opened the Caboose Flower Shop and Christian Book Store. In 1992, she sold the shop so she and Clyde could travel to Arizona for the winters. During her summers in Kremmling, she put her all into founding the Grand County Historical museum, starting the Second Time Around store and running a food wagon at the fairgrounds to earn money for the museum. In 1985, she was voted citizen of the year by the Kiwanis club to honor her efforts.

Bernice worked tirelessly until Alzheimer’s disease took its toll. She spent her final years in Grand Junction where she could be closer to her daughters.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde; daughters Sharon and husband Hans Rieger, and Mary Williams, all of Grand Junction; son Robert Overholt and wife Sharyn of Kremmling; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Helen, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her, but most of all by her steady guy of 67 years, Clyde.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Grand County Historical Museum or the Kremmling Community Church.


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