Organized in 1897 to promote Community Service and Philanthropy in Ouray County, Colorado.

Past Presidents

Researching the names of past presidents in historical references to Ouray County, such as the histories compiled by historian Doris Gregory, the names read as a Who’s Who of commerce and service industries – all by their husband’s names of course. Women were not named by their own first name (unless they were a widow or spinster) until the year 2000.

1897-1910
1897-1906 Mrs. Gordon Kimball
1906-1908 Mrs John F. Rice
1908-1909 Mrs. John South
1909-1910 Mrs. Frances Stout
1910-1920
1910-1911 Mrs. John R. Rice
1911-1912 Mrs. Mary B. Herring
1912-1913 Mrs E.C Bacon
1913-1914 Mrs. C.F. Jordon
1914-1915 Mrs. William Rathmell
1916-1918 Mrs. Gordon Kimball
1918-1919 Mrs. C.F. Jordon
1919-1920 Mrs. Thomas Downer
1920-1930
1920-1922 Mrs Frank Henn
1922-1923 Mrs. Frank Rice
1923-1924 Mrs. E.E. Wheeler
1924-1925 Mrs. Ray F. Duer
1925-1927 Mrs. T.B. Crawford
1927-1928 Mrs. Ray F. Duer
1928-1929 Mrs. Frank L. Massard
1929-1930 Mrs. William McCullough
1930-1940
1930-1931 Mrs L.S. Kemp
1931-1933 Mrs. Carl Lucker
1933-1935 Mrs. C.H. Southward
1935-1936 Mrs. William Doran
1936-1937 Mrs. A.C. Schneider
1937-1939 Mrs. C.V. Bates
1940-1950
1939-1941 Mrs. A.F. Nickel
1941-1942 Mrs. William Rathmell
1942-1943 Mrs. Ed Jelsma
1943-1945 Mrs. H.O. Anderson
1945-1947 Mrs. G.A. Franz, Jr.
1947-1948 Mrs. Frank Rice
1948-1950 Mrs. Beverly Spencer
1950-1960
1950-1952 Mrs. O.C. Franz
1952-1954 Mrs. L.W.A. Sherbino
1954-1955 Mrs. J.R. Sonza
1955-1957 Mrs. William Croft
1957-1960 Mrs. F.C. Huffnagle
1960-1970
1960-1963 Mrs. L.W.A. Sherbino
1963-1964 Mrs. William Holden
1965-1967 Mrs. A.A. Moule
1967-1968 Mrs. Eugene Coburn
1969-1971 Mrs. John Sutton
1970-1980
1971-1972 Ms. A.G. Gunelson
1972-1975 Mrs. Ray Scoggins
1975-1976 Mrs. Alvin McCoy
1976-1978 Mrs. Julius Jacobson
1978-1980 Mrs. Wayne Nash
1980-1982 Mrs. Joseph Josephitis
1982-1983 Mrs. Melvin Dunn
1983-1985 Mrs. Robert Bower
1985-1988 Mrs. William Hopkins
1988-1990 Mrs. Walter Rule
1990-2000
1990-1991 Mrs. Roger Henn
1991-1993 Dr. Jean Bonnema
1993-1994 Mrs. Lindy Reed
1994-1995 Mrs. Lloyd Jones
1995-1997 Mrs. William Hopkins
1997-1998 Mrs. Lindy Reed,
Mrs. Walter Rule
1998- 1999 Mrs. Wayne Nash
1999-2000 Dr. Jean Bonnema
2000-2010
2000-2001 Charlotte Meinders
2001-2002 Peggy Cox
2002-2005 Alice Leeper
2005-2008 Nancy Wolkin
2008-2010 Patty Ratliff
2010-2020
2010-2012 Vicki Caldwell
2012-2013 Vicki Caldwell,
Nancy Rule
2013–2014 Vivian Ferguson,
Donna Hudson
2014-2015 Vivian Ferguson, Lou Goff
2015-2016 Lou Goff, Becky Bellrose

 

*Available books on Ouray history may be ordered from the Ouray County Historical Society.  Order form.