Dorothy Imolene (Fisher)Talley, 1907-2006

DEL NORTE — Long time valley resident Dorothy Imolene Talley, 98, died June 8, 2006 Casa Illuminaria Nursing Home in Del Norte, Colo.

Dorothy was born June 11, 1907 in Monte Vista, Colo. to Edward M. Fisher and Anna I. Timmons Fisher. She married Wayne Orville Talley on August 3, 1931 in Alamosa, Colo.

Dorothy was a devout member of the Episcopalian faith and attended St. Stephen the Martyr Church of Monte Vista, and St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Alamosa; in addition she was an active part of the Altar Guild. She loved children and dedicated herself to her family. In between being an active mother and homemaker she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and playing singes and couples bridge. She also enjoyed playing piano, reading, and going to the opera with her husband. Dorothy loved having family picnics in the mountains. She served as a Past Regent and Charter member of the Alamosa Daughters of American Revolution, was a member of the Half Century Club, Current Events Club, the Book Review Club, the Child Study Club, and The Athenian Club. She was the Ski High Stampede Queen in 1927, and was a runner up for Miss Colorado at the age of 17.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Wayne Orville Talley of Del Norte; her children: Shirley I. Roberts of Ordway, Colo., Rodney W. (Nelly) Talley of Centennial, Colo., Robert “Bob” G. Talley of Aurora, Colo., K. Anne (John) Plummer of Canon City, Colo., David F. (Pat) Talley of Alamosa, S. Paul Talley of Monte Vista, and Bill M. (Kay) Talley of Alamosa, her daughter-in-law Margaret Anne Talley of Alamosa; as well as 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren, and her nieces Paulette (Keith) O’Malley of Tucson, Ariz. and Nancy (Rafielo) Lopez of Glendale, Ariz.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 12, 2006 at the Monte Vista Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the St. Stephens Episcopal Church in her memory.

Funeral services are in care of Rogers Family Mortuary of Monte Vista.




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