|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1918|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 2011|
Verda L. (Pendleton) Hollingshead November 5, 1918 – December 22, 2011
Verda Hollingshead died at her home in Grand Junction on December 22, 2011. She was 93.
Verda Lois Pendleton was born near Buffalo, Oklahoma on November 5, 1918 to Joseph Perry Pendleton and Ethel Viola Knight Pendleton. At the age of 18 months, she and her family, including older brother Joseph Vernon, moved to a homestead on the Southeastern Colorado prairie near Manzanola.
In 1924 the family moved to La Junta, where she received her education. She was a 1936 graduate of La Janta High School and then completed a bookkeeping program at the local business college. She kept books at Best Laundry for several years before and during WWII.
She was introduced to Alva B. Hollingshead by his sister, and they were married in San Diego, California on February 13, 1945, where Alva was in the U.S. Navy. When the war was over, they spent a short time in Artesia, New Mexico and then relocated to Greeley, Colorado where they purchased a business and their daughters were born.
In 1961, the family moved to Palisade where they operated another business, Palisade Garage. After its sale in the mid 60's, Verda worked for Delta Products as the accounting supervisor. She remained a loyal employee there until her retirement in 1986. She relocated to Grand Junction in 1994.
Verda loved quilting and won many ribbons for her fine work. She also enjoyed many crafts, sewing, baking, Colorado Rockies baseball, and was always available to pet sit for her daughters. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, as well as her husband.
She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Metzger and Dara Miller, both of Grand Junction.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to Roice-Hurst Humane Society, P.O. Box 4040, Grand Junction, CO, 81502.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on December 26, 2011
Perry Pendleton (1892 - 1974)
Ethel V. Pendleton (1893 - 1983)
Alva Burton Hollingshead (1914 - 1981)
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Record added: Dec 26, 2011
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Added: Dec. 26, 2011