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The 97-year-old mother of former legislator Wilma Webb has died.

Faye Gerdine, lovingly known as Mama Faye, passed away Thursday morning at University of Colorado Hospital, according to

family.

She was also the mother Louanna Gerdine Slay, Kenneth Gerdine, Sara Dickerson Gerdine and Phillip Gerdine, said former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb — her son-in-law — in a Facebook post.

Gerdine was a long-time Denver resident.

"Today we ask all of our friends and supporters to place our family in your prayers," Wellington Webb said in his post.

Jesse Paul: 303-954-1733, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or @JesseAPaul




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