Shirley Mae Graybeal

Shirley Mae Graybeal, a lifelong resident of this area, passed away at Vista Grande Inn on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the age of 88. She was born one of nine children to Herbert Lee and Nannie Ellen (Tate) Lewis on Aug. 29, 1924, in Naturita, Colo.

Shirley enjoyed woodworking.

Surviving Shirley are her son Elbert Colcord and wife, Marilyn of Tennessee Colony, Texas; a step-daughter, Darlene Graybeal of Las Vegas, Nev.; and three grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roger Franklin Graybeal in 1982; a step-son, Emerson Graybeal; and her eight siblings.

Cremation has taken place with memorial services to be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Shirley Graybeal with Vista Grande Inn, 680 E. Hospital Drive, Cortez or Hospice of Montezuma, PO Box 740, Cortez.

Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to and click on the obituary section.