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01-24-2004, 04:51 AM
JEANINE S. DRYDEN

Services for former Trinidad resident, Jeanine S. Dryden, will be held Monday, January 26, at 10 a.m. at the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home Chapel in Trinidad. Mrs. Dryden died at her home in Denver January 21 after a short illness. She was 93.

Mrs. Dryden was born in Devonport, England, March 9, 1910, returned to her homeland in Scotland and then came to Trinidad with her mother and two sisters following the death of her father in 1917.

She graduated from Trinidad High School and worked as a bookkeeper for a laundry in Trinidad. She married Forrest T. Dryden, a linotype operator at the Chronicle News, in Raton, NM, August 21, 1931 The couple later move to Shawnee, Okla., where their son, Jack, was born in 1935.

During WWII, Mrs. Dryden passed the examination to become a volunteer Red Cross nurse's aide and she worked in the ACH Hospital in Shawnee until the family moved to Greeley, Colo., in 1948. In Greeley Mrs. Dryden worked as a bookkeeper for the Northern Colorado Savings and Loan Assn. and later as a Deputy County Clerk in the Weld County Clerk's office.

In 1972, Mr. Dryden retired from the Greeley Tribune and the couple returned to Trinidad where she became very involved with Mt. San Rafael Hospital Auxiliary volunteers and the Trinidad Welcome Center. She continued to live in Trinidad after the death of Mr. Dryden in September 1980, and moved to Denver in September 1991 to be close to Jack and his wife, Mary.

In addition to Jack, Mrs. Dryden is survived by her sister, Mima Cummings of Trinidad. Her sister, Ann, preceded her in death in 1973. Other survivors include Don, Vonnie and Cameron Cummings of Trinidad, Sue Cummings of Fort Collins, Colo. and sister-in-law Edna Dryden of Casa Grande, Ariz. And many other friends and children, whose lives she touched. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to The First Christian Church of Trinidad, Colorado.

The family of Jeanine S. Dryden has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.