Twila Doreen Livingston

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Graveside services for longtime Cortez resident Twila Doreen Livingston will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Cortez Cemetery.

Doreen was born Oct. 22, 1930, in Lincoln, Kan., to Thomas Walter and Maude Etna (Rathbun) Cox. She passed away at home on Dec. 7, 2013, at age 83.

On Dec. 17, 1949, in Cortez, Doreen married George Edward Livingston and they shared nearly 64 years. Doreen was a member of the Choraleers and was very active in monthly meetings of the Cortez High School Class of ’48. She was also very active in the First Assembly of God Church. Doreen worked in the Cortez school cafeterias for several years. She liked working with her hands and loved to cross-stitch, crochet, sew, knit and do craft painting.

Doreen is survived by her husband, George Livingston of Cortez; three daughters, Denise Ann Livingston, Deena Marie Mills and husband, Dean, and Georjean E. Livingston all of Colorado Springs; granddaughters, Heather Marie Caporiccio and husband, Ronald Anderson of Yuba City, Calif., Arianne C. Harris and husband, Clay of Evergreen, Colo., Jessica Vandagriff and husband, Kevin of Charleston, S.C., Melissa Ann Mills of Charleston, S.C., and Ashley Jackson Novander and husband, Ken Novander of Denver; grandsons, Justin Welmon and wife, Valerie of Fort Worth, Zachary Mills and wife, Nadia of Seattle, Joshua Chambers-Mills and wife, Kaitlin of Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Andrew Jackson of Colorado Springs and Alexander Jackson of Colorado Springs; great-grandson, Spencer Michael Vandagriff of Charleston, S.C.; and sisters, Chloris Coppinger and DeLouris Tozer of Cortez. Preceding Doreen in death are her parents, Thomas and Maude Cox; her infant son, Douglas Edward Livingston; and her brother, Eugene Cox.

Contributions can be made to Hospice of Montezuma, P.O. Box 740, Cortez.

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