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Cleona Wells

March 22, 1936 ~ December 3, 2018 (age 82)


Cleona (Lawrence) Wells, Born March 22, 1936  passed away peacefully at home in Grand Junction, CO at the age of 82.

Cleo was born in Stone City, CO to Artia & James Lawrence.

After her school years, Cleo devoted her youth to raising her siblings & caring for her parents.

Cleo was a cook & spent most of her career at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.

Cleo was a member of the Moose Lodge and Women’s League. She also enjoyed volunteering, aerobics, bingo, and working in her garden.

Cleo was the greatest prankster. Always playing friendly jokes on people. She had the most infectious laugh and a heart of gold. She would help anybody she could, & always wanted to make sure everybody was fed.

Cleo was preceded in death by her husband Bill Wells, the Love of her life, her twin brother Cleon, Brothers Eugene, Larry, Glen, and sisters Lucine and Agnes, eldest son Stephen Wells, and great granddaughter Jadee Rose Faverman, and great grandson Gauge Robert Wells.

She is survived by her sons, James Wells, Robert Wells (Karen), and daughter Judy Umberger (Choya), SIster Terry Mund, Sister in law Kay Lawrence, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and other kids she raised as her own, whether they were blood or not.

Celebration of life will be on Saturday, December 08, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Browns Chapel, 904 N. 7th St. Grand Junction, CO.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations, in Cleona’s name, to Hope West Hospice.


Donations may be made to:

Hope West Hospice
3090 North 12th Street, Grand Junction CO 81506

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