The Lioness of the Year award honored a wife of a Lion for their support to that Lion as well as to the club.  The program was discontinued in 1998 after female Lions were allowed into the Grand Junction Lions Club.  Below is a list of those women honored by this award.  


Lionesses of the Year

* 1956 Lina Smith (Silmon)

* 1957 Grace Smith (Clint

* 1958 Marie Treece (Ted)

* 1959 Frieda Hume (Ray)

* 1960 Jane Matteroli (Pete)

* 1961 Jewell Willsea (Charles)

*  1962 Barbara Hyde (Bill)

* 1963 Mary Manuel (Blake)

* 1964 Vernie Enstrom (Chet)

* 1965 Mildred Prescott (Ken)

* 1966 Fanny Susman (Rudy)

* 1967 Lina May Biggs (Clint)

* 1968 Bernice Hirschman (Herb)

* 1969 Ruth Moss (Harold)

1970 Lena Ann Elliot (Carter)

1971 Shirley Ela (Bill)

1972 Fran Ellinwood (Ed)

1973 Maxine Albers (Ted)

* 1974 Anna S. Page (Mancel)

* 1975 Joan Wendland (Wes)

1976 Jackie Moran (Pat)

* 1977 Eleanor Palmer (Fred)

1978 Eleanor Hoefner (Vic)

1979 Marilyn Conn (Donn)

* 1980 Nancy Westbrook (Jim)

1981 Barbara Scott (Ward)

1982 Gladys Miller (Keith)

* 1983 Diane Reimer (Dick)

1984 Audrey DeWeese (Ken)

1985 Jean Mumby (Keith)

1986 JoAnna Feather (Larry)

* 1987 Eulalah Hooker (George)

1988 Diana Smith (Verne)

1989 Shirely Jiacoletti (Jack)

1990 Karin Cornelison (John)

1991 Marilyn Jones (Paul)

1992 Mary Buss (Chuck)

1993 Jean Sewell (Mike)

1994 Janet Comerford (Jim)

1995 Pat Bishop (Tillie)

1996 Lana Turrou (Bob)

1997 Joanie Griff (Harry)

1998 Diana Osborne (Tim)


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