Eleanor Charlene "Nora"1 Duncan1
|Birth||20 MAR 19211 |
|Death||01 JAN 19941 |
Aged: 72.8 years
Eleanor C Rollins of Dumont died Jan 1 in Lakewood. She was 72.
Rollins was born March 20,1921, to Charles and Kathryn (Jester) Duncan in Freeman Mo where she grew up and attended high school.
She married Melvin Sampson in 1940. They farmed in eastern Kansas until 1958 when they moved to Idaho Springs.
The couple divorced soon after the move, and she later married Wayne Rollins, who works for BFI, on Dec 26, 1964.
Mr Rollins former employment as a driller for Boyles Brothers took them to Creede, Deadwood SD, Challis ID and Leadville for a few years, "but she always considered Idaho Springs and Clear Creek County home," said her son, Ron Sampson.
Mrs Rollins was a former member of the Elks' Ladies. For a time, she was a beautician with her own shop in Idaho Springs.
Rollins also worked at the Melnora Café (in one of the buildings now occupied by the Buffalo Bar), and she also waited tables for a short time at the King's Derby.
Rollins is survived by her husband, of Dumont; her son, of Phoenix AZ; four sisters, Stella Peel, Mary B Beagle, Juanita Parker, all of Missouri, and Glada Ziegler, of Kansas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were to be held Wednesday at Woods Mortuary Chapel in Golden. Pastor Jack McKenry III was to officiate.
Burial was to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge.