Verda Helen Rees of Aztec, NM passed on from this world on the evening of Saturday, October 16 2021. Preceding her in death are her husband, Merold Rees, children David, Wayne, and Dennis, and her granddaughter Debbie.
Verda is survived by numerous grandchildren including David Shepard, Bill Shepard, Mary Shepard, and Aaron Shepard, Tamara Brown, Rodney Rees, and Kenneth Rees, Chris Rees, and Cory Rees, Heather Rees, Katie Bucholz, and Amanda Erickson. All of whom have given Verda numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Verda is also survived by many other family and friends including her extended family children with Stan Wineberg, Shirley Zimmerman, and Shiela Williams. Verda maybe survive or was preceded in death by her eldest child, Katherine Shepard.
Verda came into this world on October 28, 1920, to Grant and Nettie Mathes in Oklahoma and moved to Colorado in 1930. Verda will be interned at the Monte Vista Cemetery beside her husband, Merold Rees. Verda always did all that she could to teach her family about life, love, and forgiveness, which will be passed on for many generations. With the lessons she taught us, the family would like to request that in place of flowers and cards that anyone interested please donate to your local favorite charity.
As per her wishes, there will no viewing and only a small graveside service. There will be a Celebration of Life for Verda to be held Spring 2022. Please contact Rodney Rees for details at [email protected]
Published by The Durango Herald on Oct. 25, 2021.