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Agnes Vadie Cain McAlary, 90, of Rifle, Colo., passed away December 27, 2009.

She was born in Lenora, Kan., to Milo Franklin Cain and Minnie Mae Fultz Cain. At age 8 she went to live with her Grandmother Cain in Vici, Okla. She graduated from Vici High School in 1938. She met Lenard Allen McAlary before WWII and when he was discharged after the war they were married in Canadian, Texas on April 29, 1946. They made their first home in Silt, Colo. They later moved to Rifle where Lenard built homes, farmed and ranched. They also lived in Colburn, DeBeque, Rifle, Silt and back to Rifle. Lenard and Agnes raised four children

Agnes was a member of the Rifle Creek Club, Rifle Women of the Moose Lodge #1345, First Baptist Church of Garfield County, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Agnes was a 4-H leader for many years, teaching cooking and sewing. She loved to garden, sew, crochet, cook, read and most of all, spend time with her family. Agnes went to be with her Savior on December 27 while living at the Colorado State Veteran’s Nursing Home in Rifle.

She is survived by her children, Mary (Ronald) Vote of Wallace, Neb., Helen (Woody) Woodring of Rifle, Colo., Everett (Tracy) of Parachute, Colo., and Kenneth (Margaret) of Hollenberg, Kan.; three grandchildren, Michael (Sharon) Vote of Grainton, Neb., Sheila Woodring of Rifle, Colo., and Kayla (Landon) Hamby of Decatur, Ill.; five great-grandchildren, Caleb Vote, Rebekah Vote, Anna Vote, Bailey Hamby and Tyler Hamby; sisters Bonnie Smith of Ottawa, Kan., and Cynthia Howe of Gillette, Wis.; brothers Clarance of Moneta, Va., and Dale of Westminster, Colo.; other family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lenard; sister Faye Cole and brother Harold.

Services were held January 4, 2010 at the Rifle Funeral Home.

Interment was at the Moose Section of Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Veteran’s Memorial c/o American Legion #78, c/o John Scalzo, PO Box 882, Rifle, Colo., 81650.


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