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Marcella J. “Marce” Gillespie of Paonia was called home on Saturday, October 27, 2007. She was 74. She was born in Garden City, Kansas, on October 10, 1933 to Lynn O. and Blanche C. (Reimann) Hylton. She moved to the North Fork Valley with her family when she was four years old. Marcella spent her early school years at the Midway School before attending schools in Paonia, graduating from Paonia High School in 1951.

Marcella married James K. “Jim” Gillespie in Paonia, Colorado, on November 27, 1954, and they raised their four children on the farm south of town. Marcella is survived by her husband, her three sons, Ross (Linda) Gillespie of Grand Junction; Ed (Sharon) Gillespie of Marysville, Washington; Tom (Lynn) Gillespie of Paonia; and one daughter Peggy (John) Williams of Grand Junction. Nine grandchildren and three step-grandchildren were blessed by her love: Angela King, Jeremy Styers, Danielle Long, Brandon, Keith, Brian, Joshua, Jennifer, Michael and Ben Gillespie, Jake and Walker Williams. She is also survived by her siblings, Melva June (Wayne) Harding of Hattisburg, Mississippi; Lynn APete@ Hylton of Paonia; and Russell AR.C.@ (Carolyn) Hylton of Pueblo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Marcella loved family camping trips and four-wheeling Colorado’s beautiful mountains. She also enjoyed gardening, playing card/board games and was a faithful fan at numerous sporting events of her children and grandchildren. Her presence at the kitchen table will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.

Marcella J. “Marce” Gillespie of Paonia was called home on Saturday, October 27, 2007. She was 74. She was born in Garden City, Kansas, on October 10, 1933 to Lynn O. and Blanche C. (Reimann) Hylton. She moved to the North Fork Valley with her family when she was four years old. Marcella spent her early school years at the Midway School before attending schools in Paonia, graduating from Paonia High School in 1951.

Marcella married James K. “Jim” Gillespie in Paonia, Colorado, on November 27, 1954, and they raised their four children on the farm south of town. Marcella is survived by her husband, her three sons, Ross (Linda) Gillespie of Grand Junction; Ed (Sharon) Gillespie of Marysville, Washington; Tom (Lynn) Gillespie of Paonia; and one daughter Peggy (John) Williams of Grand Junction. Nine grandchildren and three step-grandchildren were blessed by her love: Angela King, Jeremy Styers, Danielle Long, Brandon, Keith, Brian, Joshua, Jennifer, Michael and Ben Gillespie, Jake and Walker Williams. She is also survived by her siblings, Melva June (Wayne) Harding of Hattisburg, Mississippi; Lynn APete@ Hylton of Paonia; and Russell AR.C.@ (Carolyn) Hylton of Pueblo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Marcella loved family camping trips and four-wheeling Colorado’s beautiful mountains. She also enjoyed gardening, playing card/board games and was a faithful fan at numerous sporting events of her children and grandchildren. Her presence at the kitchen table will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.

Marcella J. “Marce” Gillespie of Paonia was called home on Saturday, October 27, 2007. She was 74. She was born in Garden City, Kansas, on October 10, 1933 to Lynn O. and Blanche C. (Reimann) Hylton. She moved to the North Fork Valley with her family when she was four years old. Marcella spent her early school years at the Midway School before attending schools in Paonia, graduating from Paonia High School in 1951.

Marcella married James K. “Jim” Gillespie in Paonia, Colorado, on November 27, 1954, and they raised their four children on the farm south of town. Marcella is survived by her husband, her three sons, Ross (Linda) Gillespie of Grand Junction; Ed (Sharon) Gillespie of Marysville, Washington; Tom (Lynn) Gillespie of Paonia; and one daughter Peggy (John) Williams of Grand Junction. Nine grandchildren and three step-grandchildren were blessed by her love: Angela King, Jeremy Styers, Danielle Long, Brandon, Keith, Brian, Joshua, Jennifer, Michael and Ben Gillespie, Jake and Walker Williams. She is also survived by her siblings, Melva June (Wayne) Harding of Hattisburg, Mississippi; Lynn APete@ Hylton of Paonia; and Russell AR.C.@ (Carolyn) Hylton of Pueblo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Marcella loved family camping trips and four-wheeling Colorado’s beautiful mountains. She also enjoyed gardening, playing card/board games and was a faithful fan at numerous sporting events of her children and grandchildren. Her presence at the kitchen table will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.

Marcella J. “Marce” Gillespie of Paonia was called home on Saturday, October 27, 2007. She was 74. She was born in Garden City, Kansas, on October 10, 1933 to Lynn O. and Blanche C. (Reimann) Hylton. She moved to the North Fork Valley with her family when she was four years old. Marcella spent her early school years at the Midway School before attending schools in Paonia, graduating from Paonia High School in 1951.

Marcella married James K. “Jim” Gillespie in Paonia, Colorado, on November 27, 1954, and they raised their four children on the farm south of town. Marcella is survived by her husband, her three sons, Ross (Linda) Gillespie of Grand Junction; Ed (Sharon) Gillespie of Marysville, Washington; Tom (Lynn) Gillespie of Paonia; and one daughter Peggy (John) Williams of Grand Junction. Nine grandchildren and three step-grandchildren were blessed by her love: Angela King, Jeremy Styers, Danielle Long, Brandon, Keith, Brian, Joshua, Jennifer, Michael and Ben Gillespie, Jake and Walker Williams. She is also survived by her siblings, Melva June (Wayne) Harding of Hattisburg, Mississippi; Lynn APete@ Hylton of Paonia; and Russell AR.C.@ (Carolyn) Hylton of Pueblo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Marcella loved family camping trips and four-wheeling Colorado’s beautiful mountains. She also enjoyed gardening, playing card/board games and was a faithful fan at numerous sporting events of her children and grandchildren. Her presence at the kitchen table will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.


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