Gwendolyn Amaryllis Seccombe

March 21, 1936 ~ October 23, 2018 (age 82)

Gwendolyn A. Seccombe, 82, of Nathrop, CO, died Oct. 23, 2018, in Vail, from complications following hip replacement surgery.

She was born March 21, 1936, in Anthony, NM, to P.G. Donaldson and Edith Collier.

After having been a widow for 30 years to William Gorman, from which two children, Jeanette and Eric were born, she married Steve Seccombe on November 28, 2002.

Gwen earned Masters degrees in nursing and counseling, and her career included RN nurse, teaching nursing at UNM, Family Nurse Practitioner, and then leading emergency services and disaster planning at Sandia National Labs. in Albuquerque, NM.  Upon retirement she moved to Nathrop, where she designed and was general contractor building her residence there, and she worked in the children’s center at Monarch Ski Resort for a number of years.

Besides hiking, camping, and skiing, Gwen was very active in both long-distance cycling tours and racing events.  The tours included the Hotter’n Hell 100 in TX, the Ride Across Wyoming, the Whitney Classic, and three times doing the Bicycle Tour of Colorado.   She was often winning ribbons and medals at various Senior Games, including the National Games in Pittsburgh, Louisville, Menlo Park, Houston, Cleveland, and Minneapolis.  At her daughter’s Nebraska ranch, Gwen regularly helped with artificial insemination, feeding cattle, and for the annual bull sale, distributing flyers, decorating and cooking.

Gwen is survived by her husband Steve, daughter Jeanette Dean of Oshkosh NE, and son Eric Gorman (wife Hollie, grandchildren Chloe and Teagen) of Hockessin DE.  her brothers Presley Donaldson (and wife Bobbie) of Hillsborough TX, Burl Donaldson (And wife Karin) of Albuquerque NM, being further survived by Presley and Bobbie’s daughters Patty Donaldson of Lufkin TX and Barbara Crow (and husband Troy) of Weatherford, TX.

Gwen was active at church, teaching, in choir, cooking, and lately as a greeter at Clearview Community Church, confidently claiming that she trusted Jesus alone for her salvation.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday October 31, 2018 at Clearview Community Church in Buena Vista. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Buena Vista, CO.

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