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“To all family members ,and Roxie , Our condolences , comfort, love and May Heavenly Father bless you all....what a wonderful mother and grandmother...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Donna & Nelson Buut - Cortez, CO

“Just heard today of your mom passing. I'm so sorry. Sending our love and prayers that you will feel God's loving arms and comfort now and in the days...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Edgerton - Mancos, CO

“As time goes on we treasure the memories that will always be with us as we carry on the legacy they leave behind. God only gives us what we can...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Elston Marjorie Johnson - Cahone, CO

“Want you all to know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Karl Randolph - Parachute, CO

“We would like to offer our condolences to the family and know we are thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Ron and Bequi Livingston ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Ronald Livingston - Albuquerque, NM

“Brings back memories of when we were kids, the grown ups would play cards and we would make snow ice cream. Many fun times. Sincere condolences....Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Delmar Beals - Mission, TX

“I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My prayers are with you all - ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Dale & Vanessa Ruggles - Bayfield, CO

“Please accept my condolence for your loss. May you find comfort and hope in God's promise at Isiah 25:8. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Phyllis - AZ

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Imogene was a very nice lady and truly talented. Cherish the memories. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Brad & Pam White - Pleasant View, CO

“Imogene sounded like an amazing woman,mother and wife. I am truly sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for each one of you. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: shelley rosas - Tahoka, TX

“What an amazing and beautiful lady! So sorry for your loss, many prayers for all the family. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Marquita Scott - Tahoka, TX

“Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all. You are in our prayers and thoughts. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Don & Dawn Wilson - Dove Creek, CO

“My heartfelt sympathy for all of you. Losing a mother is hard, probably the hardest thing in one's life. My prayers are with you all. God bless you...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Dale R. wood - Laramie, WY


Loving Mother and Grandmother, Imogene Daves passed away suddenly in Cortez, Colorado on Friday, November 25, 2016 at the age of 79. Imogene was born on November 21, 1937 in Ackman, Colorado to Donald Dean Wells and Bertha LaVon Randol Wells. She was raised and educated in Dove Creek, Colorado and graduating Dolores County High School with the Class of 1956. Imogene was a longtime member of General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn of Arriola, Colorado. On August 18, 1955 Imogene married her high school sweetheart, James Howard Daves of Dove Creek, Colorado. They began their home in Dove Creek in a small mobile home that had no heat or running water. Two of their six children Rhonda Sue and James Rodney were born during that time. They moved to town where Roger Dean, Rita Jean and Roxie Annette were born. Imogene soon went to work as Deputy County Clerk at the Dolores County Clerk's Office where she was employed for 10 years working to help provide for her family and buy her piano. She and James bought the family farm near Egnar and moved there in 1968 where Rebecca Jeanine was born. In 1975 they bought their home place in Cahone and built their beautiful home that they worked so hard to have and were very proud of. They moved in October of 1976. James and Imogene farmed side by side for just short of 50 years in Dove Creek and Cahone areas until January 27, 2005 when James passed away suddenly. They farmed nearly 2000 acres over the years. Imogene continued on with their dream of farming, running the business side until 2013. Momma was loved greatly by her family, friends and church family. She was an accomplished seamstress, making most of her four daughter's clothes as they were growing up. She then began sewing for her grandchildren and moved on to making baby quilts for each of her grandchildren as they were born. Following that she began making more intricate quilts, mostly for her grandchildren as they married. They are beautiful and are cherished by each. Mom made wedding cakes for each of her children's weddings and for many others through the years, always so beautiful. She made Springcrest drapes that were hung in many homes in Utah, Dove Creek and Cortez. Mom enjoyed oil painting and left us a few paintings to cherish. Many knew Mom for her cooking and baking. Her biscuits were the best and Daddy loved her homemade chocolate pudding for her chocolate pies. Her homemade bread and cinnamon rolls were always requested and lasted only a few hours after they came out of the oven. Her unforgettable chicken and noodles were always enjoyed by her family. She spent countless hours for many years canning green beans, fruit, blackeyed peas, jams and jellies and frozen corn that was needed for the family. She and Daddy instilled a great work ethic in each of their children. She is greatly missed today and will never be forgotten. Imogene was preceded in death by her husband, James, an infant son; her parents Donald and Bertha Wells and her father and mother-in-law Floyd and Glennis Daves, sisters and brothers-in-laws Neta Sue, Beverly and Bert, Wayne, Stanley and Bobby Joe. She leaves to cherish her memory her six children, Rhonda Wright and husband, Terry of Tulare, CA, Rodney Daves and wife, Crystal of Pleasant View, CO, Roger Daves and wife, Keila of Cahone, CO, Rita Davis and husband, Troy of Cortez, CO, Roxie Willbanks of Clifton, CO and Becky Norris and husband, Dan of Tahoka, TX; her grandchildren, Brandon Wright and wife, Amy and their children, Raygan and Brock, Bradley Wright and wife, Gina and their sons, Cole, Cash and Clint, Tiffany Hartsoe and husband, Jason and their sons, Easton and Trace, Jarrett Daves, Brandi Hocker and husband, Tim and their children, Braycen, Taven and Braxton, Chance Daves and wife, Haley, Michael Daves and wife, Breanna and their daughter Tesla, Blaine Daves and wife, Jaisie and their son Stoney, Kymberlee Yen and husband, Joe and their children Maicee Lynn, Rylee and Lukas, Dalton Davis and wife, Taylor, Shelbey Willbanks and her son, Bentley, Canon Willbanks, Jessica Goodman and husband, Matthew and their son Ryker and Austin Norris; her sister, Bernadean Sweet and husband, Jack; numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves several sister and brother-in-laws, Earlene and Jack, Marlen and Kay, Susie, Eddie and Peggy, Kay, Woody and Arlene, Charlotte, Linda and Paul, and Margaret. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Ertel's Funeral Home in Cortez. Celebration of Life services will be held at Dolores County Memorial Gym in Dove Creek on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. Imogene will be laid to rest at Cahone Cemetery beside her husband James. Arrangements entrusted to Ertel's Funeral Home of Cortez.

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