Welcome to the
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Uncompahgre Valley Chapter

 

A burro train bringing gold from the mines near Ouray, Colorado, Standard Scenic Company 1906 - STEREO U.S. GEOG FILE - Colorado--Ouray Library of Congress
A burro train bringing gold from the mines near Ouray
Standard Scenic Company 1906 - Library of Congress

Otto Mears at Engine No. 100 - Denver & Rio Grande Silverton branch 1888 - Center of Southwest Studies - Fort Lewis College

Otto Mears at Engine No. 100 - Denver & Rio Grande Silverton branch 1888 Courtesy Fort Lewis College, Center of Southwest Studies

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Montrose, Colorado
Projects & Activities

 

Some Scheduled Programs:
  • Constitution Week
  • Local School Preservation
  • Veteran Volunteer Services
  • Women's Issues
  • Our Chapter History
   
  • Christmas Get Together
  • Special Guest Visit
  • Visit to Local Museum
  • Flag Day Celebration
Things We Do:
  • Community Service Awards
  • Conservation Work
  • DAR Good Citizens Awards
  • Veterans Service Program
  • DAR Scholarships
  • Support DAR Schools

 

   
  • Flag Display
  • Genealogical Records/Lineage Research
  • Volunteer Genealogy Research
  • Chapter Yearbook

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~Recent Projects~

 

Handcrafted quilt for fundraiser October 2013

Handcrafted Quilt for Fundraiser
Designed and Crafted by Jane Murphy

October 2013
 

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Erin Berge, Regent with Judy Ann Files, City of Montrose Mayor Constitution Week 2013 - Montrose Public Library
Constitution Week 2013

Then regent, Erin Smith-Berge (Mrs. Patrick) (right), with Judy Ann Files (left), City of Montrose Mayor, upon signing the 2013 Constitution Week Proclamation

Display Featured at the Montrose Public Library

September 2013
 

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Signing cards for the Holiday for Heroes Program Signing cards for the Holiday for Heroes Program Signing cards for the Holiday for Heroes Program

Signing Cards for the Holiday Mail for Heroes Program

(left to right)
Lenay Crow, Jean Cornett, Janet Evans Rogers (Mrs. Roy), Tasiana Basdekis,
Robin Melvin Barrett, Evelyn Louise Pitney Purcell Kiser, Lena Taylor

November 2013
 

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Ute Museum Yard Sale - Craft Table Fundraiser  Ute Museum Yard Sale - Craft Table Fundraiser

Ute Museum Yard Sale - Craft Table Fundraiser

June 2013
 

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July 4th Parade 2013

Fourth of July Parade - Handing Out Flags

July 2013
 

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Patricia Whitticome, the committee chair of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, left, poses with three winners of this year's Good Citizen Awards, Kristina Linton, Rachael Mae Latta and Kelly O'Meara, along with D.A.R. regent Erin Berge at the Ute Indian Museum

DAR Good Citizens Award Winners
Patricia Whitticome, DAR Good Citizens Committee chapter chairman, left, poses with three winners of this year's DAR Good Citizens Award along with, then regent, Erin Smith-Berge (Mrs. Patrick), at the Ute Indian Museum

February 2013

 

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Allie Friesmith (left) with her mother, Melanie, as she accepts the DAR Honorary State Regents Scholarship

DAR Honorary State Regents Scholarship
DAR Honorary State Regents Scholarship winner, with her mother, accepts the DAR Honorary State Regents Scholarship presented at the Uncompahgre Chapter meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution

February 2013

 

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DAR 2012 Scholarship Award

DAR Good Citizens Award Winner
Paonia High School student receives the Good Citizens Award from Marsha Kirby (left), then regent, and Patricia Witticom (right), then Good Citizens Program Committee chapter chairman. The high school senior was recognized for demonstrating in an outstanding way, the qualities of a good citizen. The winning entry advanced to compete at the state level for an additional scholarship.

March 2012
 

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DAR Good Citizen Award Winners February 2011

Marsha Kirby (Mrs. Ronald), then regent, presents
DAR Good Citizens Awards
to students from Olathe High School, Delta High School and Ridgway High School

February 2011
 

 DAR Good Citizen Award Winners Feb 2011

DAR Good Citizens Award Winners

February 2011

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Erin Smith-Berge & Mr. Brad Fell - Constitution Week Award 2010

Erin Smith-Berge (Mrs. Patrick), then vice regent and Public Relations Committee chapter chairman , presents a certificate of achievement for NSDAR Constitution Week to Mr. Brad Fell, Administrator of Colorado West Christian School

October 2010

 Regent Marsha Kirby with Constitution Week Display 2010

Marsha Kirby (Mrs. Ronald), then regent, with her Constitution Week display featured at the Montrose Public Library

October 2010


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Flags given out at the parade

Flags given out at the Fourth of July Parade

2012

4th of July Parade

Fourth of July Parade

2012
 

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4th of July Parade

Fourth of July Parade

2012

 July 4th Parade 2012

Fourth of July Parade

2012
 

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4th of July Parade 2010

Irene Means, then treasurer

Fourth of July Parade

2010
 

4th of July Parade 2010

Fourth of July Parade

2010

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Sharon Grable, Chairman of the Committees 2010
 

Sharon Grable, then Scholarship Committee chapter chairman, presented the DAR Good Citizens Award to seven high school seniors from Hotchkiss, Norwood, Nucla, Montrose, Olathe, Paonia, and Telluride in a February 2010 ceremony. One of the students went on to compete at the state level for a scholarship.
 

 Constitution Week Presentation by Jane Murphy.

J
ane Murphy, then regent,
holding the program for her presentation given during
NSDAR Constitution Week
 
September 2009
 

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Rail Fence Quilt

"Rail Fence" quilt made by Jane Murphy (left) and Claudia Joan Kinney Delgado (right, b. 1946 - d. 2010)
for a 2010 fund raising event.
Claudia was a wonderful asset to our chapter, and we will all miss her.
 

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Tepee erected by the DAR in 1924 in memory of Chipeta, Wife of Chief Ouray.

The DAR erected the tepee shown above in 1924 over the spring on Chipeta and Ouray's homestead. It was restored in 2009 by the NSDAR Uncompahgre Valley Chapter. The restoration ceremony, dubbed the Chipeta Spring Ceremony, was held 21 November 2009. The tepee is located in Chipeta Park at the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose, Colorado.
 

"Chief Ouray and his wife Chipeta were respected, peaceful leaders of the Uncompaghre Valley Ute Tribe, willing to negotiate to keep peace with the invading white settlers. Chipeta died on August 17, 1924, of chronic gastritis and was buried in a shallow grave on the Utah reservation. Her body was later removed to Montrose where the local chapter of the DAR purchased land from Ouray’s original homestead and erected a tomb for “Queen” Chipeta. Hundreds of locals attended her services and her pallbearers were some of the town’s leading citizens."  (Marilyn Cox, Montrose Daily Press ~ 8 April 2008)

Click here for more on the Chipeta Spring Ceremony

 

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Permanent marker placed by the Uncompahgre Valley Chapter, NSDAR, in 2009 in memory of Chipeta, wife of Chief Ouray.


Permanent marker placed by the NSDAR Uncompahgre Valley Chapter in honor of Chipeta, wife of Chief Ouray
Ute Indian Museum ~ Montrose, Colorado

2009

 

Permanent marker placed by the Uncompahgre Valley Chapter, NSDAR, in 2009 in memory of Chipeta, wife of Chief Ouray.

Inscription:

"In Memory of Chipeta
Wife of Chief Ouray
Tepee erected over
Ouray and Chipeta's Spring
1924
By the DAR
Permanent Marker placed by
Uncompaghre Valley Chapter, NSDAR"

 

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Chiptea Spring Ceremony

NSDAR Officers: (left to right)
Linda Smith Sandlin (Mrs. Larry), Colorado Honorary State Regent;
Jane Murphy, then Uncompahgre Valley Chapter regent;
Jane Newman, then Colorado state chairman of Volunteer Information Specialists;
Charlotte McKean Hubbs, then Colorado State Regent

Chipeta Spring Ceremony ~ Ute Indian Museum
Montrose, Colorado ~ 21 November 2009
 

Dedication Ceremony 21 November 2009

Roland McCook, great great grandson of Chief Ouray and Chipeta, delivers speech

Chipeta Spring Ceremony ~ Ute Indian Museum.
Montrose, Colorado ~  21 November 2009


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Flag Retiring Ceremony

Olathe Boy Scouts  - Flag Retiring Ceremony
 

Items for Veterans Donations

Items Collected for Veterans Donations

2009
 
           

Items collected for Veterans donations.

I
tems Collected for Veterans Donations

2009
 

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Cleland Park Fountain in Delta, Colorado

Cleland Park Fountain in Delta, Colorado.
Inscription:
"In Memory of Captain John Gunnison who blazed a trail for settlers through here in 1853. Presented by Captain John Gunnison Chapter, DAR Delta, Colo. 1927.  This Fountain is reproduced on the original site by The City of Delta -
Historic Preservation Board, 2005.
Fountain crafted by Larry Scheer, Jr."

 

       

Cleland Park Fountain in Delta, Colorado

Cleland Park Fountain in Delta, Colorado, presented by the DAR in 1927
 

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Ute Council Tree in Delta, Colorado

Ute Council Tree in Delta, Colorado
 

 

Ute Council Tree inscription in Delta, Colorado

Ute Council Tree in Delta, Colorado
 

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~Chapter Activities~

Long Term Membership Awards

Uncompahgre Valley DAR Long Term Membership Awards
(left to right)
Jane Murphy ~ 10 years
Jean Cornett ~ 20 years

October 2013
 

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New Member Welcome Ceremony October 2013

Uncompahgre Valley DAR New Member Welcome Ceremony
(left to right)
Lindsay Toms Gurule
Judy Klinker (Mrs. Leo),
Jane Murphy
Cathy Ann Treadway Percefull
Robin Melvin Barrett

October 2013
 

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Daughters tour Ouray Museum

Uncompahgre Valley Daughters Tour at the Ouray Museum
(left to right, bottom to top) Marsha Kirby (Mrs. Ronald), then regent Erin Smith Berge (Mrs. Patrick), Elizabeth "Becky" Jones, Cathalee "Cathee" Cornel Nielsen (Mrs. Robert), Evelyn Kiser, Irene Means (Mrs. James), Gayla Scheid (Mrs. Wm.), Nancy Rule (Mrs. Walter, Jr.), Donna Hollis (George)

September 2012
 

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New Members October 2012

New Member Initiation
2012-2013
(left to right)
Erin Smith Berge (Mrs. Patrick) then regent,
Lena Taylor, Lanay Crow
, Elizabeth "Becky" Jones, Evelyn Kiser,
Judy Klinker (Mrs. Leo)


October 2012
 

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Installing DAR 2012-2013 Officers

Chapter Officer Installation Ceremony 2012-2013
(left to right)
Marsha Ann Black Kirby (Mrs. Ronald), registrar & past regent 2010-2012
Gayla Holland Scheid, librarian
Teresa Hamilton (Mrs. Don),  treasurer
Cathalee A. Nielsen, recording secretary
Judy Klinker (Mrs. Leo), chaplain
Irene Means (Mrs. James), vice regent
Erin Smith Berge (Mrs. Patrick), then regent

Not pictured:

Cherie Collins (Mrs. Dan), historian
 Shirley Baker Sutphen (Mrs. Earl), parliamentarian

May 2012
 

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Janet Evans Rogers (Mrs. Roy), national defense chairman

Janet Evans Rogers (Mrs. Roy), then National Defense Committee chapter chairman, delivers National Defense report

April 2012
 

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Officers Installation Ceremony

Chapter Officer Installation Ceremony 2010 -2011
(left to right)
Shirley Baker Sutphen (Mrs. Earl),
past regent 1997-1999 and 2006-2007 installing officers:
Marsha Kirby (Mrs. Ronald), then regent
Erin Smith Berge (Mrs. Patrick), then vice regent
Sharon Grable, secretary
Irene Means, treasurer
Gayla Holland Scheid, registrar
Jean Cornett, librarian

May 2010

 

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Chapter Officers

Chapter Officer Installation Ceremony 2010-2011
(left to right
)
 Jane Murphy,
past regent, 2009-2010
Shirley Baker Sutphen (Mrs. Earl),
past regent 1997-1999 and 2006-2007
Marsha Kirby (Mrs. Ronald), then regent
Erin Smith Berge (Mrs. Patrick), then vice regent
Sharon Grable, secretary
Gayla Holland Scheid, registrar
Jean Cornett, librarian

May 2010
 

 

Sharon Grable and Chaplain Judy Klinker (Mrs. Leo) 2010

Sharon Grable (left), then chapter secretary, and Judy Klinker (Mrs. Leo),  chapter chaplain

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2010-2011 Historian being installed into office

Shirley Baker Sutphen (Mrs. Earl), then regent, installing Cherie Collins (Mrs. Dan) as chapter historian

2010
 

Sibyl L. Baker recognized for 25 Years of DAR Service

Marsha Kirby (Mrs. Ronald), (left), then regent, recognizes Sibyl L. Baker (right) for 25 years of DAR service

2010

 

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November 2010 refreshments

Beautiful November Meeting Refreshments

2010

 

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Meeting Refreshments

Beautiful Meeting Refreshments

2010
 

                   

Cherie Collins (Mrs. Dan) Presentation

Cherie Collins (Mrs. Dan)
Presentation:
History of the Uncompahgre Valley Chapter
Display of Yearbooks

May 2010

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Meeting refreshments
                
Delightful Meeting Refreshments

2009
 

 

Festive 4th of July meeting refreshments.

Festive Fourth of July Meeting Refreshments

2009

 

Beautiful Christmas meeting refreshments.

Beautiful Christmas Meeting Refreshments

2009
 

 

Delightful St. Patrick's Day meeting refreshments.

Delightful St. Patrick's Day Meeting Refreshments

2009

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Installing new Regent and Vice Regent.

Mrs. Bonnie L. Murphy installing
Uncompahgre Valley DAR  then regent, Jane Murphy (right)
and then vice regent,
Marsha Kirby (Mrs. Ronald) (center)

May 2008
 

                   

Shirley Sutphen, Uncompahgre Valley Chapter Regent 2006-2007.

Shirley Baker Sutphen (Mrs. Earl), past regent,
Uncompahgre Valley Chapter DAR,
1997-1999 and 2006 - 2007

May 2008

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Revolutionary War Cannon
Revolutionary War Cannon
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