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Winona Chrisman

Winona Louise "Noni" Chrisman died Nov. 25, 2022 at her home in Longmont at the age of 94.

She was born July 24, 1928 in Des Moines, Iowa, to Bernice Eble Thurber. Noni and her mom moved to a farm north of Dailey in 1930 when her mom took a job as a housekeeper and nanny for a widowed farmer, G.J. Moon. Noni grew up on the farm with Mr. Moon's three children, Richard, Marie and Mable, who she considered her siblings. They all preceded her in death.

Noni attended first through eighth grades at Pumpkin Vine School, a one-room schoolhouse on the plains north of Dailey. She graduated from Dailey H...


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