Former Fraser teacher Edith P. Neumann dies
May 25, 2011
Edith P. Neumann
After four years of declining health, Edith Patricia Neumann died quietly at Grand View Care Lodge in Grand Junction on May 17, 2011, at the age of 81, in the presence of her family.
She was born Jan. 18, 1930, to Kenneth A. and Ethel I. Hill, in Denver, the youngest of three children. The others were John Paul (deceased) and Jean A. Miller of Tabernash. She married Robert H. “Nobby” Neumann, currently of Fruita, in 1970.
Mrs. Neumann graduated from South High School, Denver, in 1948, later attended Colorado State University, the University of Denver, and earned a master’s degree in retailing from New York University in 1953.
After working in Cleveland in retailing, and at the May Company in Denver, she moved in 1958 to the Fraser Valley, where she taught at the Fraser Valley Elementary School for 12 years. She met and married Robert Neumann, 1970, and the couple moved to Taos, N.M., where they owned and operated a commercial campground until 1994, after which they retired in Fruita.
The Neumanns were enthusiastic campers and white-water rafters, and collected Native American artifacts. Edith is survived by her husband, Bob, sister Jean (Dwight) Miller, three step-children, and many loving nieces and nephews. Edith particularly cherished her family and delighted in family
get-togethers. She took pleasure in being a devoted aunt.
A Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fruita on Friday, May 27, at 10 a.m., officiated by Father Mike Smith.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to your favorite charity.