Daisy  Werking

Obituary of Daisy Frances Werking

Daisy Francis Werking, affectionately known as Frankie, was born in Glenwood Springs on December 11, 1947 to proud parents Paul and Bertha Werking. With heavy hearts, we announce her peaceful passing on August 21st, 2023. Frankie was reunited in the afterlife with her parents Scott and Bertha, her sister Paula, her younger brother Billy and several nieces, a nephew and great niece and nephew as well.

Frankie dedicated much of her life to a fulfilling career at Mountain Bell-US West-QWest. It was during her time there that she formed several lifelong friendships and one profound and lasting bond with her dear and best friend, Roberta. Their connection became an inspiration to those around them, a testament to the beauty of friendship.

Throughout her lifetime, Frankie had a passion for reading and family. She also embarked on numerous travels with her family, including trips to diverse destinations such as Guatemala, Germany, and countless states across the US. Her zest for life and curiosity led her to discover the world and appreciate its diversity and continued deep love for American history and a strong connection to the past. She found immense joy in exploring the rich tapestry of her country’s history, from the early days of Puritan New England to the family connection with the founding families of the Jamestown Colony. Many trips would involve her dragging you and trudging through cemeteries to insistently discover one more distant extension of the family.

Among Frankie’s many interests, she had a deep affection for her feline companions, a devotion to the Colorado Rockies baseball team, and her role as the family indispensable core. She was a dedicated supporter of her family members’ sporting endeavors, attending swim meets, baseball games, volleyball matches, softball games, and football games. She jumped at the chance to see one of her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews in action on the field, court, in the band or on stage. Her love for them knew no bounds, and her presence in their lives will forever remain a treasured memory. Even in her final years she jumped at the chance to watch them in action…or maybe to escape from her assisted living facility for the afternoon.

Frankie’s appreciation for the beauty of nature was evident in her love for fall color drives, as well as her fascination with history and genealogy. Delving into the family tree and exploring her roots brought her joy and a sense of connection to her heritage.

Her heart was particularly fond of vicarious experiences, and she found great joy in following the adventures of her family, through their travels and discoveries. She always shared wonderful stories of their many larger-than-life experiences with great pride and remembrance.

One of Frankie’s proudest achievements was the expansion of her home, a testament to her determination and hard work. She poured her heart and soul into creating a comfortable and welcoming space for her loved ones, a place where countless memories were made and shared.

A celebration of Frankie’s life as well as her sister Paula’s will be held near Glenwood Springs in 2024. Friends and family will be invited to join us in honoring her memory. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Daughters of American Revolution; DAR members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, but all share a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of the United States of America. Dar members are made up of women who 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, a cause close to Frankie’s heart. Visit http://www.dar.org, for info and to contribute.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Columbine Commons in Windsor, Colorado for their care and compassion.
We invite you to share your stories and memories of Frankie at the tribute page of viegutfuneralhome.com where we can collectively celebrate her remarkable journey and the love she brought into our lives. Frankie’s legacy lives on through the cherished memories she created with her loved ones, her impactful career, and the lessons of friendship, exploration, and embracing life’s wonders that she leaves behind. Surviving are her brother, Scott Werking (Stormie); sisters, Ann Moore, Cookie Mlinar, Sue Strong; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nephews, grand nieces, great nieces and great nephews.
“Though she may be gone from our sight, she will never be gone from our hearts.”
The Werking Family

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