A Celebration of Life for Wichita resident Deborah Lynn Bolser was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Manuel Tamaz officiating. Interment followed at the Riverside Cemetery.
Deborah was born December 24, 1950 in South Dakota. She departed this life on April 24, 2008 at Wichita, Kansas at the age of 57 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Deborah is survived by her husband Michael O. Bolser of Wichita, KS; a son James (Amanda) Cox of Canon City, CO; brothers Otis Guthrie of Austin, Texas and Joseph Guthrie of Sante Fe, New Mexico. She is also survived by a step-son Michael Bolser II, and grandchildren James Daniel and Jenna Danielle Cox, and Darla Jean Bolser.
She is preceded in death by her dad Bob Guthrie and a son Vernie Samuel Cox III.
Funeral services for longtime Lamar resident, LeRoy Dawson were held at 10:00 AM, Monday, January 14, 2008 at the Lamar Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor John Morrison officiating. Concluding services at the church, were under the auspices of the Lamar Elks Lodge #1319.
A second service was held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at the Ford Community Church in Ford, Kanas with interment at the Ford Cemetery.
LeRoy was born May 13, 1938 at Dodge City, Kansas to Guy Herbert and Helen May (Mowrey) Dawson and passed away on January 9, 2008 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs following a brief illness. LeRoy was 69.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Leila Dawson.
Mr. Dawson is survived by his wife Judy of the family home, children; Philip Scott (Donna) Dawson of Ft. Collins, CO, Duane Keith Dawson of Denver, CO and Alicia Kay Dawson of Auburn, WA. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Jonpaul Preston, Latasha Monique, Briana Lynn, Shelby Kay and his great grandson, Derrick Anthany as well as sisters; Leoma Kay Hixson of Belleview, WA, Jackie (Jim) Scheuerman of Greensburg, KS, brothers; Steven L. (Connie) Dawson of Greensburg, KS and Isom M. (Debra Fay) Dawson of Columbiana, Alabama. Several nieces, nephews and many friends also survive.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lamar Missionary Baptist Church direct or in care of the funeral home office.
Fern E. Davis
A Celebration of Life for longtime Lamar resident, Fern Davis were held at 2:00 PM, Monday, January 7, 2008 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Diane Hutson of the Friends Church in Las Animas, Colorado. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery.
Fern was born on June 17, 1924 at Las Animas to Isaac Noble and Ethel Nona (Hutchins) Hartsell and passed away on January 4, 2008 at Juniper Village in Lamar at the age of 83.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Harl Davis on March 9, 1985, parents, and her seven brothers and sisters; Elsie Smith, Della Cline, Lawrence Hartsell, Vera Britton, Orville Hartsell, Eldora West and Earl Hartsell.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her son Kenneth (LeAnn) Davis of Lamar, daughters; Glenda Thompson of Pueblo West, CO and Debby (Rick) Pyatt of Lamar. She is also survived by one sister Lilly Mae Hutson of Las Animas, CO and her seven grandchildren; Kenneth C. (Mindy) Davis, Tamara (Rick) Beard, Desiree (Jason) LaCost, Brady (Stacie) Thompson, Christopher Thompson, Derek Thompson, Sheadra (James) Garner and Brent Pyatt as well as seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice either direct or in care of the funeral home office.
Paul Henry Dashner
A Celebration of Life was held for Paul Henry Dashner, age 87 at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 12, 2007 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery.
Visitation for Paul was held on Wednesday from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Peacock Funeral Home and prior to the service at the Lamar Christian Church. The casket was not opened following the services on Thursday.
Paul Henry Dashner passed away on July 6, 2007at Colonial Columns Care Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado after a lengthy illness.
Paul was born December 7, 1919, the 9th of 10 children, to Fred Sr. and Anna Elizabeth Seibienlist Dashner in the Kornman Community north of Lamar, Colorado. His parents and all of his siblings: Dave Buchert, Fred Dashner, Jr. John Dashner, Paul Dashner, Katherine Windecker, Molly Bell, Anna Brown Jones, Leta Bauer, and Ailene May are all deceased.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Maxine, four children: Karen (Marvin) Hasser, Katherine Creekmore, Larry (Pam) Dashner, and Mary (Tim) O’ Malley. One son, Ronald and his wife Donna passed away in 1998.
He has 10 grandchildren: Kris, Clay, Heidi, and Jason Hasser, Shawn Creekmore, Tara Reker, Brooke Meyer, Amber Dashner, Chad and Jeff Dashner. There are seven Great Grandchildren: Kayla, Dylan, Alliyah, Treye, Izaak, McKenzie, and Austin .He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a large host of friends.
He was a life time Lamar, Colorado resident involved in farming and a very successful trucking business.
The family requests no flowers. Please make memorial contributions to the Lamar Christian Church or Colorado Boys Ranch at La Junta Colorado.
Albert Neil Darbyshire
Memorial services are planned for Albert Neil Darbyshire at 10:00 AM on January 10, 2009, at Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker officiating.
Neil was born May 11, 1927, in Lamar, CO,to Clyde R. Darbyshire and Esther Katherine Moss Darbyshire, and passed away at his residence on December 11, 2008, at the age of 81.
Neil was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Alfred Darbyshire, a daughter Carol Lynn Darbyshire, and one great-granddaughter, Tiffany Jade Darbyshire.
Neil is survived by his children Susan Elaine (Alex) Nava of Lamar, Arthur Steven (Jackie) Darbyshire of Dumas, TX; Kevin Dee Darbyshire of New Castle, CO; Cindy Jolee Jones of Lamar, and Michael Scott (Marta) Darbyshire of Lamar. Also surviving are brothers Leslie Laurence (Marie) Darbyshire of Pensacola, FL and Marion Leon (Patricia) Darbyshire of Hopewell, VA. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive, as well as a host of friends.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Lamar Area Hospice direct or in care of the funeral home office.
Katherine R. “Kathy” Creekmore
A Celebration of Life for lifelong Lamar resident, Kathy Creekmore was held Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker and Ray Matteson officiating. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery.
Visitation was held from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Monday, February 4, 2008 at the Peacock Funeral Home.
Kathy was born July 2, 1945 at Lamar, Colorado to Paul H. and Maxine C. (Geiser) Dashner. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 29, 2008 at Prowers Medical Center following her courageous battle with cancer. Kathy was 62.
She is preceded in death by her father, Paul on July 6, 2007 and her brother and his wife; Ron and Donna Dashner.
She is survived by her son and his wife Shawn and Jessica Creekmore of Lamar, grandchildren; McKenzie and Austin. Her mother, Maxine Dashner of Lamar, brothers and sisters; Karen (Marvin) Hasser of Hasty, Larry (Pam) Dashner of Colorado Springs, CO, Mary (Tim) O’Malley of Grand Junction, CO as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Christian Church or to Prowers Medical Center, direct or in care of the funeral home office.
Iris E. Courkamp
A Service of Celebration for longtime Prowers County resident, Iris E. Courkamp will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, November 2, 2007 at the Wiley United Methodist Church with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. Interment will be held Wiley Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 1, 2007 unitl 5:00 PM at the funeral home.
Iris was born on Friday, January 12, 1912 at Eustis, Nebraska to George Anton and Mable Anna (Bennett) Dye. She passed away at the age of 95 on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at Prowers Medical Center.
Iris is preceded in death by her husband Clarence Christian Courkamp, parents, daughter, Grendl Hardie, brother, Wayne Dye and four sisters; Cleta Dye, Pearl Bohr, Ruth Poyer and Lois Wilder.
She is survived by her daughters; Donna Laubach of Phoenix, AZ, and Darla (Bob) Reed of Wiley. She is also survived by her sons; Terry (Kathleen) Courkamp of Amarillo, TX and Kenny Courkamp of Lamar as well as twelve grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews and other family members also survive.
Iris was born in a country home belonging to Grandpa and Grandma Bennett. She attended a country school where she walked 2 1/2 miles when the weather was nice and when it was bad her dad took them by horse and buggy.
Iris' mother died when she was 12 years old. That left 5 children at home. When she completed grade school, Iris moved in with her grandma Dye in Grusham, Nebraska and completed high school and graduated in 1931.
Following her high school graduation she married Clarence Courkamp on Monday, April 20, 1931 at Holdrege, Nebraska.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wiley United Methodist Church direct or in care of the funeral home office.
Crystal Ella Claybrook
Ella was born October 28, 1928 at Las Animas, Colorado to Clifford and Golda (Walker) Failing. She grew up in Las Animas attending the local public schools and graduating from Las Animas High School.
Soon after graduation, she became employed with the phone company eventually moving to Lamar. Ella met and married Roy Claybrook, Jr. on November 24, 1976.
Roy and Ella lived in Ulysses, Kansas for a time before moving to Gunnison, CO and then back to Ulysses where Roy passed away in the late 80’s. Following Roy’s death Ella moved back to Lamar to be close to family and friends.
Ella attended the Church of Christ.
A memorial Service for longtime Lamar resident, Ella Claybrook will be held, Monday, April 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Fairmount Cemetery
with Steve Cordle of the Lamar Church of Christ officiating.
Per Ella's request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation.
Ella passed away on April 11, 2009 at the Juniper Village Nursing Care Center in Lamar, Colorado at the age of 80.
She is preceded in death by her husband; Roy “June” Claybrook, Jr., her parents, and her brother; Elmer Failing.
Ella is survived by her siblings; Roy (Lorraine) Failing of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lorina Cockren of Denver, Colorado, Irene (Clyde) Owens of Spirit Lake, Idaho, Daryl (Norma Jean) Failing, Lucille (Gordon) Fullman, and Sharon (Harlan) Bingham all of Montrose, Colorado. She is all survived by many of the extended Claybrook Family including Orin Claybrook of Wichita, KS, Emily Giles of Mesa, AZ, Allen Claybrook also of Mesa, AZ and Wonna Loy Crum of Holly, CO as well as step-children; Eddie (Jana) Claybrook of Lincoln, Arkansas and their son, Jesse Claybrook, Georgeanna (Marti) Ross of Sterling, CO and their son, Matthew Claybrook, numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Carolyn N. Garrett
A Celebration of Life was held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, May 10, 2007 at the Peacock Family Chapel for former Odessa, Texas and Lamar resident, Carolyn N. Garrett. Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church will officiate. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery.
Carolyn was born on November 28, 1940 to Edgar W. and Edith C. (Knapp) Andrews at Camdenton, Missouri. She passed away at the home of her daughter at Amarillo, TX on May 6, 2007 following her courageous battle with cancer.
Visitation for the public will only be held from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM, Wednesday, May 9, 2007 and from 9:00 AM until service time on Thursday. The casket will not be opened following the chapel service.
Carolyn is survived by her children, Danny (Barbara) Garrett of Euless, TX, Ernest (Gloria) Garrett of Odessa, TX, Mary Jane (Lynn) Archuleta, Columbia, UT, Jodi (Joseph) Traugott, Amarillo, TX, Jeff (Patsy) Garrett, Odessa, TX and Dona Meadows also of Odessa, TX. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren; Tammy Van Buren, Trisha Garrett, Troy Garrett, Jimmy Garrett, Lynnie Archuleta, Melanie Caldwell, Troy Archuleta, BJ Archuleta, Kyle Drake, Brandon Drake, Chad Drake, Freddy Vestal, Amanda Vestal, Megan Garrett, Tyler Garrett, J.D Garrett, Tandilynn Coppedge, Casey Meadows, Lindsey Meadows as well as 14 great grandchildren. Her aunt, Maria Hill of Lebanon, MO, sister-in-laws; Pauline (Rufus) Ellis and Irene (David) Shepard of Odessa, Texas and her brother-in-law, Harvey (Joann) Garrett of Hallsville, TX also survives.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Junior Garrett, son, Kerry D. Schwartz, parents, Edith and Edgar Andrews, sisters; Beverly Wolfers and Kathy Andrews, grandmother, Olive Andrews and a nephew Zeke Fay.
Memorial Services for lifelong Lamar resident, Betsy Gamble were held Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the Peacock Funeral Home with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating.
Betsy was born November 23, 1958 at Lamar, Colorado to Robert L. and Mary Maxine (Miller) Gamble and passed away February 14, 2008 at her home in Lamar at the age of 49.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Maxine Gamble on January 31, 2006.
Betsy is survived by her father Robert L. Gamble of the family home in Lamar, aunt Barbara (Jerry) Loveland of Lamar and her uncle, Carl (Vickie) Miller of Portland, Oregon as well as many friends.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Betsy Gamble Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office.
A Rosary Service for Silvey Franco, formerly of Lamar and Canon City, CO, was held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, November 8, 2007 with Deacon Henry Wertin officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 AM, Friday, November 9, 2007 with Monsignor William Doll as celebrant. Both services will be held at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow the Mass at the Fairmount Cemetery
Silvey was born on May 28, 1950 at Lamar, Colorado to Alvaro and Catalina (Melgosa) Franco and passed away at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO on November 4, 2007 at the age of 57.
Mr. Franco is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; David Franco and Andrew Franco.
He is survived by his children; Monica Franco and Nicole Franco both of Colorado Springs as well as his brothers and sisters; Louis (Cleopatra) Franco of Fort Collins, CO, Ben (Inez) Franco of Lamar, Nina (Ray) Velasquez of Fort Collins, CO, Dan (Sandy) Franco of Burr Oak, KS, Romana (Rodger) Arithson of Greeley, CO, Carmen (Dan) Melgosa of Pueblo West, CO, Bernadine Pipkin of Chicago, IL and Theresa (Bryan) Sonburg of Chandler, AZ as well as numerous other relatives and many friends.