In memory of ARDELL MINER 1916-2005
1920 - 1985

MONTE VISTA ó Longtime Monte Vista resident Ardell Miner, 89, died Oct. 24, 2005, at her home in Monte Vista.

She was born March 4, 1916, in Sanford to James and Lettie Stevens Jensen, and married John Miner on May 13, 1945, at her home in Sanford. Ardell worked for many years as a teacher in the Stanley School District and as a physical education teacher for the Pueblo School District. She was an active member of the Monte Vista Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving as Relief Society president, a Sunday School Teacher, and as a member of the Stake Relief Society Board.

She enjoyed cooking and was an avid homemaker. Her love was her family and she spent much of her time following her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild in their sporting activities. She herself enjoyed most all sports and loved to play bridge. Ardell will be remembered for her great sense of humor and her spunky character.

Her parents, and her brothers and sisters Leila Messervy, Melva Layton, Marba White, James Jensen and Faye Larson all preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, John Miner, of Monte Vista; her children, Carolyn (Adrian) Skinner of Denver, Gary Miner of Denver, Karla (Daniel) Burns, Chris (the late Stephanie) Miner and Craig (Susan) Miner, all of Monte Vista; her cousin, but considered a brother, Wesley (Elaine) Stevens of Mesa, Ariz.; her brothers and sisters, Walter (Anna Mae) Jensen of Salt Lake City, Utah and Josephine (Cliff) Johnson of Bountiful, Utah; her grandchildren, Zachary and Joshua (Cristen) Skinner, Stacey and Tamara Burns, Madison, Cale, Kenon, McKinley, Nicholas and Shayla Miner; and her great-grandchild, Thiery Jones; and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday in the Relief Society Room at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Monte Vista.

The Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Rio Grande Ward Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Monte Vista, with burial following in the Monte Vista Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ardell Minerís name to the Stephanie L. Miner Womenís Imaging Center in care of Rogers Family Mortuary of Monte Vista, which is directing arrangements.


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