Happy 90th Birthday!: Aleata Colleen Black Dickerson Davies Maynes

Happy 90th Birthday!: Aleata Colleen Black Dickerson Davies Maynes

Is celebrating her 90th birthday and what a great life it's been so far! She was born Dec 14, 1928 to Ellis and Ethyl Wright Black in Scofield, UT. Next came three Sisters, Bonnie, Norma, and Carol Joan. Carol Joan died in 1936 and Ethyl died at age 26, in 1937. Ellis married Lena Deconte Cook in 1939 and Colleen gained two more sisters, Donna, and Erma Cook. Ellis and Lena had three children together, Lee Black, Melva Lynn Black, and Rulon Black.

She married Lloyd Dickerson in October 1946. Together they raised eight children, David (Paula), Linda (John Boyer), Connie (Scott Bush), Karen Clark, Steven (Pam), Joyce (Don Archuleta), Larry (LeAnn), and Richard (Denine Sullivan.)

Colleen married Verdell Davies January 1986 (died September 30, 1999.) She was blessed with a great extended family of four additional children: Gary, Karen, Margie Ann, and James.

She married Aldon Maynes July 2001 (died May 21, 2005.) They traveled, played pool, and laughed!

Her beloved family currently includes 31 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

She has spent her winters in Quartzsite, Arizona since the early 80s. In Utah, she stays in Syracuse with son, David. She is proud to be an American.

Colleen continues to be blessed by her lifelong service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and her testimony of Jesus Christ. She is grateful for her family and friends and all the Love in her life.

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