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Colleen Valliant Poer

August 31, 1928 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Colleen Poer Obituary

Colleen Valliant Poer, 95, of Durham, NC died at home on December 1, 2023. Born in
Pecos, Texas on August 31, 1928, she was a graduate of Lubbock High School -- Class of
1946, and two years at Texas Tech University where she met Jim Ed, her husband of 47
years. She enjoyed singing in church choirs from the age of 16 to 87, was active in her
church, enjoyed traveling and camping with her family, and was a volunteer at Durham
County Regional Hospital for over three decades. She also loved to knit and crochet,
which she generously shared with others.

Colleen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her most
cherished moments were spent with her husband, family and friends. She thoroughly
enjoyed spending time with her three children, two grandchildren, and two great

Colleen is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Susan Poer of Hudson, NC, son, Jimmy
Valliant Poer, his partner Maria Justice, son and daughter-in-law, Bryan Alan and
Cornelia Morton Poer, of Durham; grandchildren, Patrick Poer, Elizabeth and John Lee, Jessica Makara Riggsbee
and great grandchildren, Finley Elizabeth Lee, Reagan Virginia Lee, and Mackenzie Lee;
brother, James Clyde Valliant of Colorado Springs, CO, niece, Dawn Hobbs, and
nephews, Lance and Brannon Valliant.

Colleen was preceded in death by her husband, James Edwin Poer; parents, Sue Hines
Blake and Hugh Brannon Valliant; uncles, Clyde, Charles, and Jack Hines; and aunts,
Vera Haberer, Lola Gantt, Ida B Hines and Ruth Kenifick.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, December 15, 2023 at Mt. Sylvan
United Methodist Church, Durham. Following the service, the family will receive visitors
in the fellowship hall. Interment will be at Mt. Sylvan Church cemetery.

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Memorial Service
December 15, 2023

11:00 AM
Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church, Durham


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