Carol Lynn (Calhoon) Majors
|Posted 2017-10-08 by Pat R|
|The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, CO)|
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Carol Lynn Majors, 78, died April 4, 2017, in Cortez, CO of the cancer she had been fighting for the past two years.
She was born in Elkhart, KS on August 18, 1938 to Frances (Paul) and Avelette E. (Cal) Calhoon. The family moved to Canon City, CO after the Dust Bowl, staying there until after the end of WWII. In 1950 her parents joined Martin's Mortuary in Grand Junction, CO with whom they were associated for 26 years.
Carol and her younger sister, Lucy Anne, graduated from GJHS and attended Mesa Jr. College where Carol met her husband, Don Majors. They married September 8, 1957 and had a long, wonderful life together for 54 years. Since she had always been the petite and dainty one in the family, she surprised many when she became a talented and resourceful ranching wife and mother.
Carol and Don had two sons, Chris (Rhonda) and Rod (Amy), and five granddaughters, Kalysha, Josie, Tatum, Sidnie and Rylee.
Don died six years ago, on April 6, 2011. Carol requested only cremation and burial next to Don on their camp property near Groundhog Lake.
In addition to her sons and sister, Carol is survived by an aunt, Jan Cain of Salt Lake City, UT; sisters-in-law, Lenore Goode of Cortez, CO and Wickenburg, AZ, and Iola Majors of Grand Junction, CO, as well as many cousins in New Mexico, Mississippi, Kansas, Kentucky and the Denver-Boulder area.
She was a shy child but overcame it to have more friends than we can count, and to whom the family wishes to thank for the love and care they also gave to her.
The family would like to express heartfelt appreciation to all of Carol's medical caregivers at Durango Mercy Hospital (Dr. Cathkart, Chemo and Oncology staff), Cortez Hospital and Dr. Butler at Mayo's Hospital in Phoenix.
Grand Junction, CO
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