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Glendene Louise Breshears passed away Jan. 25, 2013, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 11, 1920, in Magnet, Texas, to Glen E. St. John and Vera Bell St. John. She had a sister, Eula May, who died in infancy, two brothers, William (Dorothy) and Lawrence (Eva Belle).
Glendene married Paul E. Breshears on Dec. 22, 1941. They had two children, Paul E. Breshears, Jr., and Linda Berry.
With her husband serving in the military, Glendene raised their children, while working in the fruit fields and orchards and helping her widowed mother in Grand Valley, Colo. Upon Paul’s discharge, they settled on Morrisiana Mesa, Colo. Paul was called back into service during the Korean War. When he came home, in 1952, the family moved to Rangely where they lived the remainder of their lives.
Glendene was most proud of her ability as a bookkeeper, and worked several jobs doing this until she purchased the H&R Block franchise, doing taxes, which she managed until she retired.
She always had a large vegetable garden and canned the produce it provided. She kept her friends and family warm with her crocheted afghans. She always had a dog (or two or three) which she loved dearly. She enjoyed camping and going to Oklahoma to visit family there. One of her biggest thrills was when her brother, Lawrence, took her to Canada on a fishing trip and she caught the biggest fish.
She is predeceased by her parents, brothers, sister-in-law Eva Belle St. John and husband Paul. She is survived by her son Paul E. Jr. (Sharon) daughter Linda and honorary daughter Jean E. Smith, her grandchildren, Curtis Kinney (Dee), Roy Kinney (Shanna), Paul Eugene Breshears, Peggy Thompson, Jim Walston (Monica), Marty Walston, Jennifer Forbis (Koy), Aimee (Ken) Brown, Tom Kinney, Wayne (Mareanne) Kinney, 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday, Feb. 1 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction at 11 a.m., with interment at the veteran’s cemetery at 1 p.m. If desired, instead of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Rio Blanco BOCES Program at 402 W. Main St., Ste. 219, Rangely, Colo., 81648.