Lola Mae Bristol dies at 86 |

Lola Mae Bristol dies at 86


Graveside services will be held at the Frisco Cemetery at 1 p.m. Wednesday for Lola Mae Bristol, a 37-year Frisco resident, who died in Colorado Springs on Oct. 3.Bristol was born Feb. 26, 1918 in Glencoe, Okla., to parents Clara and Henry Robinson. The family moved to Steamboat Springs when she was 3, where Bristol attended high school and business school.She married Wayne Bristol in August 1941; the couple lived in Steamboat Springs, Fort Morgan and Denver before settling down for 37 years in Frisco. Wayne was mayor of Frisco during the 1950s and 1970s.They retired to Parachute in 1989.Bristol was an active member of Rocky Mountain Bible Church in Frisco and Grace Bible Church in Parachute. While living in Frisco, she was active in several county organizations, frequently serving as an election judge and volunteering her time to committees such as planning for the Frisco Nordic Center.Friends say Bristol loved to be outdoors, hiking many of the area’s highest peaks and studying the wildflowers along the way. Wintertime always meant the emergence of her cross country skis and snowshoes. She also enjoyed learning about local history. A favorite pastime was exploring old mines.Bristol was preceded in death by her husband Wayne and son, David. She is survived by daughters Bonnie Forseen of Cortez, and Sylvia Grady of Colorado Springs; sons Harold Bristol of Buena Vista, Marvin Bristol of Security, Joe Bristol of Carrollton, Ga.; brother Walter Robinson of Steamboat Springs; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, as well as friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Frisco Historical Society.

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