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 Birthena Eunice Alice <I>Grabeal</I> Wells

Birthena Eunice Alice Grabeal Wells

Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, USA
Death 24 Feb 1990 (aged 92)
Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado, USA
Burial Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado, USA
Plot Section 43, Block 6, Lot 1, Grave 1
Memorial ID 103787490 · View Source
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Canon City Daily Record, 27 February, 1990


Birthena Alice Grabeal Wells of Canon City died at a local care center Saturday, Feb. 24, 1990, at the age of 92. She was born Oct. 14, 1897 near Warrensburg, Mo. to George and Grace (Flickinger) Grabeal.

Mrs. Wells grew up in Kansas and Griggs, Okla. She married Verner Osmond Wells on Sept. 8, 1915 at her parents home near Griggs.

In 1916 the Wells homesteaded in Baca County, Colo. They farmed there and moved near Springfield, Colo. in 1937. They farmed and ranched there until 1947 when the moved west of Limon, Colo. and continued farming and ranching until 1959. In 1959 they moved to Canon City to retire. She was an avid gardener and loved to grow flowers.

Mrs. Wells was a member of the First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1970; a daughter, Edna, in 1918; three brothers, Joe, Elmer and John Grabeal; and a sisster, Bessie Jones.

Mrs. Wells is survived by children: Fern Hankla, Albuquerque, N.M.; Ruth (Tom) Waldrop, Knoxville, Tenn.; John (Dorothy) Wells, Alamo, Calif.; Charles (Pat) Wells, Canon City; sisters: Mary Smith, marysville, Mo.; Leona Hemphill, Spokane, Wash.; Swany (George) Twombly, Texoma, Okla.; Edith Wilson, Baxter Springs, Kan.; Bonnie (roy) sanders, Las Vegas, Nev.; Evelyn Dunn of California; 11 Grand-children; and seven great grandchildren.

Services, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m., Holt Family Chapel of the Garden. The Rev. Dennis Sillaman officiating. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery.

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Gravesite Details Lakeside Cemetery Register courtesy of Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History, P. O. Box 1460, Canon City, CO 81215-1460 e-mail:




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