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Linda Sue Faucher (Coleman)

October 17, 1947 — February 8, 2023

Linda Sue (Coleman) Faucher of Montrose, Colorado, formerly of Rimrock, Arizona passed away unexpectedly on February 8th, 2023 due to a fall. Linda was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 10-17-1947. She was the baby of the family, a total of five girls and one boy. Linda was proceeded in death by her parents Drew James Coleman and Rachel Ellen (Henley) Coleman, sister Erma Jean (Coleman) Janke and Drew James Coleman, Jr. She is survived by her beloved sisters Mary Katherine (Coleman) Thompson of Cokeville, Wyoming, Jo Ann (Coleman) Snow, also of Cokeville, Wyoming and Peggy Lenore (Coleman) Morris of Camp Verde, Arizona. Linda was also proceeded in death by her husband, her one true love Donald Faucher on June the 21st, 2022. Linda spent her childhood in New Mexico, Oregon and Colorado. She loved the desert hills around her family’s homestead in New Mexico, the lush green forests of Oregon and the Uncompahgre River Valley south of Montrose on her family’s small ranch. Linda had the gypsy spirit and loved to travel and not let the grass grow under her feet. She moved her family all over the western United States, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and a little further east to Wisconsin. Linda made friends easily and loved the adventures of living in a new town. Linda met her first husband Harry Robert Cronenberg (Johnny) in Colona, Colorado. The Cronenberg’s owned the Colona store that was located just a couple of miles from the Coleman ranch. Johnny was attracted to the beautiful blonde girl riding her beautiful pinto mare in the pastures near the Colona store. Linda and Johnny married in 1966 and were surprised by twins in January of 1967. Jody Dawn (Cronenberg) Sauer was first, followed shortly by Billy Vaughn Cronenberg, the premature twins were a challenge that was faced head on by Linda and Johnny, with the support of both the Cronenberg family and the Coleman family and the then small community of Montrose. Bill Cronenberg lives in Denver Colorado and Jody Sauer lives in Montrose with her husband Dale Matthew Sauer and near her father Johnny Cronenberg. Linda was a master barber and prided herself on very accurate flat tops hair cuts on men and perfect bowl cuts on wiggly blonde children. Linda was always drawn to those “a little down on their luck” and would give them free haircuts and shaves to help them feel better about themselves. One of Linda’s greatest joys in her life was her Grandson Zane Matthew Sauer. She was so very proud of his accomplishments and cherished his visits to her home in Arizona. Linda loved all creatures great and small and was always bringing home an animal that needed a little love and care. She especially loved her Arabian horses and her daughter’s Shetland pony. Linda passed on her love of animals to her children and her nieces and nephews. Linda also loved to sing and dance, she knew all the words to the classic songs from the fifties and sixties, they always made her smile and laugh. She was also an artist and loved to paint desert scenes and animals. Linda’s gypsy spirit was finally captured by the raw beauty of the Arizona desert and she called Arizona home for the last thirty years. She had only returned back to Colorado to have the care and support of her daughter after the unforeseen death of her husband Don. She missed Don terribly and was ready to join him in heaven. We know that Don was waiting for her and they are now joined forever together. Linda was cremated and her ashes will be taken to Maine to be joined with her husband Don with the Faucher family. There will be a remembrance for Linda this summer in Cokeville, Wyoming to celebrate her life. The family of Linda would like to thank The Homestead of Montrose for providing a beautiful place for Linda to live in her last few months, Montrose Regional Health for the great care after her fall, Hope West of Montrose for their help and compassionate care and Elk Ridge Village Senior Living for their tenderness and loving care of Linda.

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