Jill Colleen Erbsen

Jill Colleen Erbsen, 55, of Salida died June 7, 2013 following a brief battle with cancer.

She was born Dec. 23, 1957, in Cañon City to Jim and Ellen McCormick.

The following year, the family moved to Salida, where she grew up and graduated from Salida High School.

She studied for a year at Mesa College, Grand Junction, before moving to Denver to complete her education as a travel agent.

While she was in Denver she met her husband, David Erbsen, and they celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary in May.

They had two daughters, Colleen and Christina.

She returned to Salida in 1990, where she and her husband joined her parents at United Construction, eventually purchasing the business.

Mrs. Erbsen was actively involved at Salida First Baptist Church, including the women’s Bible study groups and Moms in Prayer.

She and husband also enjoyed traveling to Panama and Ecuador on mission trips with their church.

Survivors include her husband; parents; mother- and father-in-law, Connie and Warren Erbsen of Denver; daughters, Colleen (Jarrod) Murray and Christi (Christer) Sonheim of Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren, Liam, Ethan, Olivia and Sam David, due in August; sisters, Ginger Soderlund of Denver, Janet (Mark) Hanley of Kirksville, Mo., and her twin, Jody (Cary) Gloor of Fort Collins; brothers-in-law, Bill of Lakewood and Mike (Shawnna) of Kearney, Neb.; aunt and uncle Judy and Lynn Alexander of Grand Junction; and many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Her memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m., June 14, 2013, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Salida.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salida First Baptist Church, 419 D St., Salida, CO 81201, earmarked for Jill Erbsen/missions.

Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home, Salida.

Online condolences may be offered at lewisandglenn.com.

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