Irma R. Briscoe
September 24,1923 ~ March 4, 2021
Longtime Cedaredge, Colorado resident, Irma R. Briscoe, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Horizon Care Center in Eckert, Colorado. She was 97 years of age.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 10;00 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel Delta, CO with Jason Neely officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Cedaredge Cemetery.
Irma Ruth Beach was born on September 24, 1923 in Olathe, Colorado to Charles Robert and Lilah F. (Snideman) Beach. She spent her childhood in Olathe and then the family moved to Cedaredge where she graduated from Cedaredge High School. After graduation, Irma attended Barnes Business College. Irma did work outside the home as a secretary at Hunsicker Elementary.
On July 12, 1942, Irma married William J. Briscoe in San Diego, California. She and Bill were life partners, and together they developed an apple orchard which became known as Thunder Mountain Orchards. Bill preceded Irma in death on October 30, 1992 in Cedaredge. She was preceded in death by her Brothers Clarence Beach and Lloyd Beach, her Sister Elaine Gannon, and Son In Law Don Weiszbrod.
Irma was a member of the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church in Cedaredge and UMW, Three Cornered Club, Cedar Mesa Club, Eastern Star, Rainbow Girls Mother Advisor, Bridge Club, and a 4-H Leader where she taught sewing. She enjoyed suduko puzzle books, crossword puzzles, all card games, dominoes, and was an avid reader. Irma was an excellent seamtress and enjoyed knitting and embroidery cross stitch handwork.
Irma is survived by her children: two sons, Jim Briscoe (Judy) of Paonia, Colorado and Gerry (Pam) Briscoe of Wasilla, Alaska and daughter, Judy Weiszbrod of Delta; grandchildren, Kirk Briscoe, PJ Briscoe, Kristy John, Halley Weiszbrod, Lara Swanson, Lance Weiszbrod, Lyndsey Hertz, Brandon Briscoe, Ryan Briscoe, Logan Briscoe, Meryn Harris. Family was the center of her life Including twenty-six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, and a wealth of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Hope West, P.O. Box 24, Delta CO 81416.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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