Cora “Tillie” was born April 6 1935 to William “Bill” and Esther Gossett in Lincoln County Colorado.
She began her school years in a one room school house in the Kendrick Community where she and her brother and sister walked to school .The school closed when she was in the 8th grade. All of the students were then sent to Edison.
Cora had three siblings. William “Bub” Gossett, Perry “Buster” Gossett, and sister Opal Landon.
Cora married Reuben Frick where the couple had three children, Gary, Esther and Ralph Frick. Reuben passed in 1968. Cora then married her 2nd husband George W. Ansley having one son George A. Ansley. Cora also added two step-children to her family Ruth Owens and Jim Ansley.
Cora was preceded in death by her 1st husband Reuben Frick, 2nd husband George Ansley, her parents William and Esther Gossett, one brother William “Bub” Gossett, sister Opal Landon, and stepdaughter Ruth Owens.
Cora is survived by children Gary Frick of Cheraw Colorado, Esther (Ruben Rael) Frick of La Junta Colorado, Ralph Frick of Haswell, Colorado and George (Melissa) Ansley of Rocky Ford, Colorado, Stepson Jim ( Tina ) Ansley of Perryton Texas, Brother Perry ( Karen ) of Kinnear Wyoming. She is also survived by the two loves of her life, her grandchildren Tillie and Slade Ansley of Rocky Ford, Colorado. She also is survived by several step-grand and great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
As a kid Cora helped her parents on the homestead piling beans and stalking corn, along with milking cows which she hated. Later helping husband Reuben taking care of their farm. Then, again with 2nd husband George. Cora worked hard all her life.
Mom was best known for her homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, and her angel food cakes, and homemade noodles, and fresh baked pies. We were always happy to find a great meal cooking when we came in from doing our chores. Then, later when we all came back for a visit on the farm and smelled the bread in the oven.
Cora passed away peacefully at her home on June 27, 2023. Graveside services will be at a later date.
Visitation for Cora was held on Friday, June 30, 2023 at the Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Eads. Cora’s family will be hosting a graveside committal service on July 21, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ordway Cemetery in Ordway, CO. Memorial contributions should be made to the charity of one’s own choosing. Friends and family can sign the guestbook and register online condolences at www.brownfuneraldirectors.com. Final arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home in Eads.