Obituary – Dolores “Smokey” Rector

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Published Sunday, August 16, 2020

Dolores "Smokey" Rector

October 23, 1927 - August 11, 2020

Dolores M.J. Rector was born October 23, 1927, in Denver to Tom and Genevieve Ross Price.  The fifth daughter of eight children, Dolores came into this world with her twin brother, Tom Price.


After graduating from St. Joseph's High School in Denver in 1945, Dolores was soon employed by the Union Pacific Railroad in Kansas as a telegrapher.  

She returned to Colorado in 1946 and met the love of her life, Gerald (Jerry) Rector. They were married October 28, 1946, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver.  

In 1972, Jerry and Dolores relocated from Deer Trail to Eads where she remained until her death August 11, 2020.

From their union in holy matrimony were born two daughters, Renee' Rector Law (Don) of Denver and Jeane (Ochs) Brunson of Weatherford, Texas.

In addition to her daughters, Dolores is survived by four grandchildren,  Gina (Kelly) Jones, Jason (Nikki) Ochs, Phillip (Meghand) Law and Molly (Anthony) Raglani.  Also surviving are 12 great grandchildren.  

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; parents; seven siblings; and her best friend and golfing partner, Harold (Moon) Stinson.

Dolores will be remembered for her kindness, fun sense of humor, quick wit, artistic talents and great cooking skills.

Many thanks to the staff at Prairie Pines Assisted Living Community, Lamar Hospice, and special niece, Cindy Krei, for their dedicated care, kindness and love.

A Funeral Mass of the Christian Burial was held Friday, August 14, 2020, at the St. Augustine Church in Kit Carson with internment following at the Evergreen Cemetery in Deer Trail.

Arrangements were under the direction of Brown Funeral Home. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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