Western Slope Obituaries 1-18-10
Winifred C. Tracy, 83, lifelong North Fork area resident, passed away at her home in Crawford, Colo., on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009.
She was born on Dec. 12, 1926 to Frank and Anna (Miller) Branom in Denver, Colo. She spent her childhood in Hotchkiss, Colo., and graduated from Hotchkiss High School with the class of 1944.
On February 14, 1949, Winifred married Robert Kraai in Delta, Colo. He preceded her in death. On April 16, 1986, she married George Tracy in Las Vegas, Nev. This marriage was later dissolved.
Winifred was a homemaker and enjoyed working on the farm. She worked at the Neil Agency in Hotchkiss, was head of the meals at the Crawford School for many years and worked for Hueton General Tire in Grand Junction. She was a member of the Hotchkiss United Methodist Church, the Black Mesa Cattlewomen’s Association, Eastern Star Chapter No. 81, a Crawford 4-H Club leader and the Moose Lodge in Grand Junction, Colo. Winifred enjoyed golfing and sports and was a true Bronco Fan. She also loved to raise a garden each year. There is a part of the Creators spirit and design in all of us. Winifred Tracy had the touch – to give those lives she met the feelings of joy – being special and alive. We are so blessed she’s our mother. May your days be peaceful and fulfilled.
She is survived by two sons: Gary L. Kraai and Bruce L. Kraai both of Crawford, Colo.; and a daughter, Carol L. Kraai of Crawford, Colo.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one nephew and three nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Stanley Branom.
Services were held at the Crawford Community United Methodist Church on Jan. 2, 2010.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice and Palliative care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, Colo., 81416; Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1625 Meadowbrook Blvd., Paonia, Colo., 81428 or to Grand Mesa Oncology Infusion Education Center, P.O. Box 10100, Delta, Colo., 81416
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