Home of: Simon and Ellen Boudreaux

RANGELY | Long-time Rangely residents Simon and Ellen Boudreaux are this week’s “home of” honorees. They were married 13 years in May. “I belong to the Sizemore family, so I’m related to most of the people in Meeker. My mother is Helen Edwards,” Ellen said.
Simon is retired. He was a gas measurement technician for Williams and other energy companies. Ellen is also retired and currently works part-time year round at the Rangely Regional Library and part-time for Cedar Ridges Golf Course during the summer. She worked for the county for nineteen years and was the first woman to work in the field for the road and bridge department. She has also worked for CNCC, the Colorado Workforce and Basic Energy.
Simon and Ellen have five children. son Jeff Boudreaux and his wife Luna of Welsh, La., have five children, Brandy, Tawney, Cameron, Elise and Ava; daughter Ann Rooks and husband Jason of Mandeville, La., have three daughters, Caroline, Katie and Sarah; son Ron Kelly Crawford of Meeker; daughter Stacey Schauerhamer and husband Ben of Fort Collins have a daughter Robin and son Troy; and son Clark Edwards of Rangely. Simon’s daughter Cammie Hawes passed away Christmas Day 1998. Cammie had a son, Charles Hawes IV, who lives in Shreveport, La. Jeff and Luna’s daughter Brandy has a daughter Aubri Shay and their daughter Tawny also has a daughter, Adalie.
Simon and Ellen are avid golfers. They golf mainly at Cedar Ridges, but also golf and participate at golf tournaments in Grand Junction, Craig and Meeker. Simon enjoys archery hunting. Ellen started taking quilting classes in Grand Junction a year and a half ago and now enjoys quilting as a pastime.
“I like that Rangely is quiet with no traffic and very low crime. I’ve been here the bulk of my life. Simon moved here in 1985 and then went back to Louisiana, but he couldn’t get the mountains out of his system, so he moved back. Rangely is our home,” Ellen added.