Helen Frances Colvin, age 90, passed away on January 7, 2004. She was born on May 23, 1913 in Greensburg, Kiowa County, Kansas to Daniel Franklin and Hazel Ellen Crandall Cross. She graduated from Emporia High School, Emporia, Kansas in 1929, attended Kansas City, Kansas Junior College and Horner Conservatory of Music and graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in 1934 earning a BA. She was married on October 27, 1934 to Richard O. (Dick) Colvin in Kansas City, Kansas at Central Christian Church. Her father, Reverend D. F. Cross, officiated at the wedding.
Helen lived in Cuchara and La Veta. And later in Trinidad at Corazon Square.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, La Veta, Colorado. Her Other memberships since moving to Cuchara in 1981 included: Cuchara Chapel Board,
Cuchara Hermosa, Cuchara Association (officer), AAUW, La Veta Garden Club and numerous bridge clubs. She enjoyed music, reading and libraries, sewing, travel, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Dick, who died December 12, 1981.
She is survived by her children - Sara Jo (Dennis) Murphy, Olpe, Kansas and Nancy (Bruce) Christofferson, La Veta, Colorado; grandchildren - Thomas (Cheryl) Murphy, Hershey, Nebraska, JoEllen Murphy, Pueblo, Colorado, and Andrew (Lorene) Murphy, Evans, Colorado; step-grandchildren are Wendy (Eric) Christofferson-Kenney, Highlands Ranch, Colorado and Monica Christofferson, Albuquerque, New Mexico; great grandchildren - Cassandra and Bayliegh Murphy, Hershey, Nebraska and Jacob, McKayla and Mya Murphy, Evans, Colorado
Helen is also survived by her sister, Jo Cross of Corazon Square, Trinidad.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 12 at 10 a.m. at the La Veta United Methodist Church (420 S. Main, La Veta, CO). Rev. Rhea Barningham will be officiating. Interment will follow at the La Veta Cemetery.
The family requests memorials be made to the Cuchara Chapel.
The family of Helen Frances Colvin has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.