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June 22, 1936 - April 6, 2017
Service Date April 11, 2017
A vigil will be held on Monday evening, April 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. followed by a rosary. The Funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday morning, April 11, 2017 at 10:00a.m. Rite of Committal will follow the mass at Cedar Cemetery, East of Montrose. Arrangements are under the care of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory in Montrose.
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Elaine Katherine DeJulio of Montrose, CO passed away on Thursday April 6th 2017 at Montrose Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loved ones.
Elaine was born in Grand Junction, CO to Hugo and Catherine Peterson on June 22nd 1936. She studied to be a radiology technologist at St. Mary’s Catholic Hospital in Grand Junction, CO and worked under the direction of Dr. Basinger in the X-Ray Department. In 1968 Elaine and husband Donald DeJulio moved to Montrose, CO and purchased Chipeta Café. For 20 years Elaine and Donald were proprietors in the restaurant and bar industry. In 1990 Elaine became the Deputy Director of the Montrose Pavilion and retired after 20 years in 2010. She was a philanthropist and active civic member. She was recognized and admired by many in the Montrose community.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents Hugo and Catherine Peterson, older sister Lorraine Terrell and father and mother in law James and Josephine DeJulio.
Elaine is survived by her husband Donald DeJulio of 53 years. Her sister Coleen Moore and family. Elaine’s four children, Troy DeJulio, Anthony DeJulio, Nicole Johnston and husband Mike Johnston, Angelo DeJulio, as well as her grandchildren Ashley Roberts, Alana David, Sophie DeJulio, Jackson DeJulio, Grace DeJulio and her great grandchildren Reese Wildenhain, Reagan Wildenhain and Dawson David.
Memorials may be given to Hope West Hospice. The family of Elaine DeJulio wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the dedicated health care professionals of Montrose Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Cancer Center, as well as Hope West Hospice and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.