Virginia A. "Ginny" Papez of Montrose died Thursday, March 15, 2012, at her home. She was 51.
Mrs. Papez was born Oct. 7, 1960, in Durango, to John and Jean (Brandenburg) Cochran. She spent her childhood in Olathe and graduated from Olathe High School.
She married Greg Papez on Jan. 22, 2000, in Montrose. He survives.
Mrs. Papez worked at Weatherport in Delta for 16 years, working her way up to production manager. She was a member of Grace Community Church and a recent member of Grace Community Cancer Support Group. She enjoyed the outdoors, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, fishing, camping, gardening and traveling.
She is survived by her husband, Greg Papez of Montrose; her parents, Joe and Patty Papez of Meeker; two stepsons, Kyle Papez of Meeker but working in North Dakota, and Mark Papez of Meeker, serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan; a daughter, April Cochran of Montrose; a grandson, Darien White; three sisters, Teri Hellman of Delta, Connie Ellison of Delta and Tammy Bower of Montrose; a half sister, Betty VanNoy of Del City, Okla.; and a half brother, Danny Cochran of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mrs. Papez was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Community Church with Minister Calvin Schwarz officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO 81402.
Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory in Montrose is handling the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus