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Obituary for Ruth Yulene "Smokey" Banek

Ruth Yulene "Smokey"  Banek
Ruth Yulene “Smokey” Banek passed away on December 25, 2016 surrounded by her family.
She was born to Yule Kenneth and Ruth Kathryn Austin on December 24, 1933 in Fort Morgan Colorado. She was a graduate of Brighton High School in 1951. Went on to receive a physical education degree at Colorado A&M in 1955 as well as involved with rodeo activities. Married O.A. “Dutch” Banek in 1956. She was a very avid horsewoman and involved with the Greeley Saddle Club in the 60’s and 70’s. Bookkeeper/assistant manager at Weld Federal Credit union 1974-1991. Office manager for Doctor Gail Coleman DDS 1992-1998. In 2001-2006 “Smokey” was a caregiver for Toots Marquiss in Gillette, Wyoming. She loved the ranch life, horses, dogs and CATS.
Survived by daughter Kim (John) Pence, son Todd (Bonnie) Banek, son Jesse (Debbie) Banek, daughter Kerri (Alan) Lemons, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Sisters Kathryn Yvonne Tuell and Yvonne Dixie Wohlford Montoya.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband “Dutch” Banek, brother Gerald Dwight Austin and brother Clarke Earl Austin and son-in-law Scott Houston.
Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 15649 CR 17, Platteville, CO.
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