Chrystal Ruth Dolen

Chrystal Ruth Dolen

Chrystal Ruth Dolen passed away in Golden Hospital in the early hours of Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the age of 82 years.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Golden, on Friday afternoon, December 28th at 1 p.m. with Father Cecil Nunez the celebrant, with words of remembrance by Duane Crandall.

Interment followed in the family plot in Golden Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Golden Legion Hall, catered by her friends with the Legion Women’s Auxiliary.

Pallbearers were; Matt and Brian Benedict, Jay Watson, Chris Dolen, and George and Charlie McElderry.

Born in Truax, Saskatchewan on July 7, 1930, where she grew up on a farm. She worked in Revelstoke as a Telephone Operator prior to her move to Golden in 1971. Chrystal was a very dedicated mother and grandmother, a friend to all and is fondly remembered for her knitting, crocheting, and years of work in the community with the Women’s Auxiliary to the Legion.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jim in 1997, daughter and two sons.

Chrystal leaves her large family of 11 children; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews; sisters and brothers.

Memorial donations may be sent to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Chrystal Dolen.

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Funeral arrangements were in the care of Hindman/Bowers Funeral Home, Golden

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