Maureen Funston Obituary, Death – Maurice and Ruth (Borrevik) Ranger had Maureen in Oregon City, Oregon, on September 26, 1937. Maureen’s 12-year-old mother died after a long illness. Thus, Maureen and her younger brother David spent most of their youth lodging with a family in Washington and Oregon. This event
changed her life. She insisted on a diverse household. She met Donald Funston, her life partner, shortly after graduating from Coulee Dam High School in 1954. In a small ceremony in Omak, Washington, Don, and Maureen married on June 2, 1956. After their wedding, they lived in Coulee Dam until 1962, when he was transferred to Collbran, Colorado. Since 1965, they’ve lived in Montrose. Maureen was a bookkeeper for Montrose Federal Credit
Union and Dr. Wayne Curry until retiring in 2001. Maureen loved socializing with family and friends. Quilting, rose gardening, San Juan Mountain hikes and tea parties were her pastimes. After retiring, Don and Maureen like to travel with friends. They visited every state and several European and Asian nations. Jesus Christ was her life. She
sang in the Montrose First Presbyterian Church choir and served as a deacon and elder for many years. She loved hosting guests at her place and often looked for an excuse to do so. She had a quick wit, was outgoing, and could make people laugh and console them for a while. Even though she will be missed, this is the day she has been waiting for—the day she returns home to be with her everlasting father and family. Three children: Wendy
(Richard) White of Grand Junction, Debra (Graham Frontella) Funston of Newcastle, and Dale (Vera Low) Funston of Colorado Springs; seven granddaughters and thirteen great-grandchildren. A family gathering is being planned. Maureen’s family requests that you remember her by smiling at and greeting strangers instead of giving flowers or money. Montrose-based Crippin Funeral Home assists the family.