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Verniece Priest

Verniece Priest Sept. 18, 1920 – Sept. 24, 2019

Veronic Priest left this world on Sept. 24, 2019 in Colorado Springs. She was born Sept. 18, 1920, in Delight, Ark., to Charles and Tilda Copeland.

She married Owen Priest on Feb. 19, 1939; he preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2002. Verniece and Owen had three children, Charlene Deason, who preceded her in death on 2017; Michael Priest, who preceded her in death on 2016; and her daughter, Marcia Mata, and son-in-law, Florencio Mata, of Colorado Springs. She leaves five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Verniece loved people and was a beautiful Christian servant, worshiping at the Church of Christ in Wasco, where she resided for 59 years until moving close to her daughter and son-in-law. Her hands were seldom still, as she enjoyed painting, crocheting and gardening.

She worked at Biofirm in Wasco until her retirement. She was a remarkable women, loved by so many family members and friends.

The family would like to thank Pikes Peak Hospice and Life Care Center of Colorado Springs for the excellent care they provided for her in her final weeks on this earth.

A private family service will be held on Oct. 9.

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