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Roxie Carl Ungaro, died on Friday, May 30, 2008, at the Paonia Care & Rehabilitation Center in Paonia, Colorado. He was 95 years of age.

Roxie was born in Ceanna, Italy on July 16, 1912 to Lawrence and Amelia (Tenore) Ungaro. As an infant, he traveled with his mother to the United States to Boston. Eventually moving to Somerset, Colorado. He spent his childhood and attended school in Somerset and Paonia. Roxie began work in the coal mine with his dad at the age of 17 in June 1929 until October 1943 when in joined the U.S. Army.

Roxie honorably served his country with the U. S. Army during WWII as an interpreter and scout patrol in Italy from October 1943 through January 1946.

Shortly after his service, Roxie met the love of his life Fern V. Holdredge in Paonia, Colorado. Roxie married Fern on April 30, 1949 in Grand Junction. They celebrated over fifty-three years of love and marriage together before Fern’s passing on December 1, 2002.

Roxie went back in the coal mine in January 1949 and worked in the coal mining industry until he retired at age 62 from U.S. Steal Corporation.

Roxie was a member of the the American Legion Post #97, Hotchkiss Elks Lodge Post #1807, and the United Mine Workers of America #6714. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing, and watching the Colorado Rockies.

Roxie is survived by one brother, Tommy Ungaro; and four sisters: Ann Todd and Rose Payne both of Paonia, CO, and Madeline Pierce and Mary Ungaro both of Grand Junction, CO. Roxie is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Roxie was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Fern Ungaro; three brothers: Tony Ungaro ,Louis Ungaro and Lawrence Ungaro; and one sister, Phyllis Collette.

Roxie Carl Ungaro, died on Friday, May 30, 2008, at the Paonia Care & Rehabilitation Center in Paonia, Colorado. He was 95 years of age.

Roxie was born in Ceanna, Italy on July 16, 1912 to Lawrence and Amelia (Tenore) Ungaro. As an infant, he traveled with his mother to the United States to Boston. Eventually moving to Somerset, Colorado. He spent his childhood and attended school in Somerset and Paonia. Roxie began work in the coal mine with his dad at the age of 17 in June 1929 until October 1943 when in joined the U.S. Army.

Roxie honorably served his country with the U. S. Army during WWII as an interpreter and scout patrol in Italy from October 1943 through January 1946.

Shortly after his service, Roxie met the love of his life Fern V. Holdredge in Paonia, Colorado. Roxie married Fern on April 30, 1949 in Grand Junction. They celebrated over fifty-three years of love and marriage together before Fern’s passing on December 1, 2002.

Roxie went back in the coal mine in January 1949 and worked in the coal mining industry until he retired at age 62 from U.S. Steal Corporation.

Roxie was a member of the the American Legion Post #97, Hotchkiss Elks Lodge Post #1807, and the United Mine Workers of America #6714. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing, and watching the Colorado Rockies.

Roxie is survived by one brother, Tommy Ungaro; and four sisters: Ann Todd and Rose Payne both of Paonia, CO, and Madeline Pierce and Mary Ungaro both of Grand Junction, CO. Roxie is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Roxie was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Fern Ungaro; three brothers: Tony Ungaro ,Louis Ungaro and Lawrence Ungaro; and one sister, Phyllis Collette.

Roxie Carl Ungaro, died on Friday, May 30, 2008, at the Paonia Care & Rehabilitation Center in Paonia, Colorado. He was 95 years of age.

Roxie was born in Ceanna, Italy on July 16, 1912 to Lawrence and Amelia (Tenore) Ungaro. As an infant, he traveled with his mother to the United States to Boston. Eventually moving to Somerset, Colorado. He spent his childhood and attended school in Somerset and Paonia. Roxie began work in the coal mine with his dad at the age of 17 in June 1929 until October 1943 when in joined the U.S. Army.

Roxie honorably served his country with the U. S. Army during WWII as an interpreter and scout patrol in Italy from October 1943 through January 1946.

Shortly after his service, Roxie met the love of his life Fern V. Holdredge in Paonia, Colorado. Roxie married Fern on April 30, 1949 in Grand Junction. They celebrated over fifty-three years of love and marriage together before Fern’s passing on December 1, 2002.

Roxie went back in the coal mine in January 1949 and worked in the coal mining industry until he retired at age 62 from U.S. Steal Corporation.

Roxie was a member of the the American Legion Post #97, Hotchkiss Elks Lodge Post #1807, and the United Mine Workers of America #6714. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing, and watching the Colorado Rockies.

Roxie is survived by one brother, Tommy Ungaro; and four sisters: Ann Todd and Rose Payne both of Paonia, CO, and Madeline Pierce and Mary Ungaro both of Grand Junction, CO. Roxie is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Roxie was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Fern Ungaro; three brothers: Tony Ungaro ,Louis Ungaro and Lawrence Ungaro; and one sister, Phyllis Collette.