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Adeline Coyne - December 09, 2012

Adeline Ann (Holm­quist) Coyne, age 81, was born March 7, 1931 to Vernon and Letha (Austin) Holmquist in Haxtun. She died Dec. 9, 2012 at Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke.

Adeline, an only child, lived in the Fairfield community for the first six years before moving to Byers. When she was 9 she moved to Spokane, Wash., and when she was 11 years old they moved back to Byers. They moved to Denver when she was 13, and when she was 18 she moved to Holyoke, where she spent the rest of her life.

Adeline earned her high school diploma at Denver East High School in Denver. She married James Milton Coyne Jan. 24, 1951 at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Holyoke. To this union, six children were born: Allen, Ronnie, Rochelle, Barry, Tricia and Jolene.

While living in Denver, Adeline worked at the Denver City Library during the summer washing books. After moving to Holyoke, she worked for William Heginbotham as his personal secretary and later for the Phillips County Sheriff’s Department and the Holyoke Police Department as a dispatcher for 26 years. She was a member of the Fairfield Covenant Church and the Denver Covenant Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Milton Coyne; son, Ronnie Duane Coyne; parents, Vernon and Letha Holmquist; and grandparents, Paul and Anna Holm­quist and Frank and Elizabeth Austin.

She is survived by her son, Allen Coyne and wife Janet of Julesburg; daughter-in-law, Patricia Coyne of Holyoke; daughter, Rochelle Coyne of Holyoke; son, Barry Coyne and wife Jerilyn of Holyoke; daughter, Tricia Coyne and husband Michael of Holyoke; daughter, Jolene McCallum and husband David of Haxtun; grandchildren, Mark Coyne and wife Alex of New Bern, N.C., Christine Kloberdance of Sterling, Tammy Haley of Holyoke, Nathan Coyne and wife Cindy of Phoenix, Ariz., Heather McConachie and husband Kevin of Holyoke, Chance Coyne of Holyoke, Christopher Garcia and wife Rebecka of Greeley, Cindyl Garcia of Sterling, Justie Coyne and Zack Nicol of Denver, Brook Coyne of Fort Collins, K.C. Coyne and Heather Johnson of Hillrose, Lisa Brueggeman and husband Bryan of Wray, Julie Thayer and husband Brandon of Haxtun, Billy Andersen and wife Katie of Holyoke and T.J. Andersen of Sterling; great-grandchildren, Venessa Coyne, Bradley Coyne, Allison Coyne, Piper, Kyra and Kree McConachie, Millie Johnson, Makala Johnson, Rearyn Coyne, Aria Brunick, Tanley Andersen, Trevon and Taryn Thayer, Ethan and Erin Andersen and Lexus Garcia.

The funeral service was scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Gerk Funeral Home in Holyoke.

Interment will be Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Holyoke Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holyoke Fire Department in memory of Adeline Coyne.

Gerk Funeral Homes is entrusted with the arrangements.