Rosa Dorine Aaron
Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 3, 2008 at the Peacock Family Chapel for Goodland, Kansas resident Rosa Dorine Aaron. Reverend Trevor Potter of the Wiley/McClave United Methodist Church officiated. Interment followed at Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Fort Lyon, Colorado.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the Peacock Funeral Home.
Dorine was born on August 12, 1924 to Dave and Sally (Johnson) Westmoreland at Burkesville, KY and passed away at the Goodland Regional Medical Center in Goodland, Kansas at the age of 83.
Dorine is survived by her children, Janet Swartz of Goodland, KS, Julia Ann (Bill) Morman of Holbert, NE, Lydia (Billy) Reed of Beaumont, TX, Vickie Aaron of Lamar, CO Kay Lynn Aaron of Goodland, KS and Edward Aaron of Goodland, KS as well as numerous grand and great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Bill Westmoreland of San Diego, CA, Neil Poindexter of Burkesville, KY, Reba Abcock of Louisville, KY, Shirley, Bogart of Cub Run, KY and Mattie Huffman of Glasgow, KY.
She is preceded in death by her husband Lonas Aaron, sons, Robert, Larry, David and Mark Aaron and her daughters, Linda Carol Aaron and Mary Stickley.
Gene Herbert Adams
A Memorial Service for longtime Lamar resident, Gene Herbert Adams, were held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating.
Inurnment followed at Fairmount Cemetery
Gene was born March 17, 1945 at Alamosa, Colorado to Ralph Herbert and Alice (Mazingo) Adams and passed away at his sister’s home in Pleasanton, Nebraska on October 6, 2008 at the age of 63.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Patsy Michaels.
Gene is survived by his wife Phyllis Adams of the family home in Lamar. A daughter; Andrea Adams of San Francisco, CA, stepchildren; Ancil Caddick, Jr. of Pueblo, Philip (Sandra) Caddick of Lamar, Deborah (Tony) Stegman of Wiley, Tammy (Gerald) Melton and Kimberly Caddick all of Lamar. Gene is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild on the way as well as a sister, Fran (Don) Rowe of Pleasanton, Nebraska.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Gene H. Adams Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office.
Lucinda K. Aldrich
Memorial Services for Lamar resident Lucinda K. “Cindy” Aldrich will be held, Friday, February 13, 2009 at 1:00 PM at the Peacock Family Chapel.
Per Cindy’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation.
Cindy was born on October 6, 1961 at Denver, Colorado to Carl N. and Ellen L. (Cordell) Aldrich and passed away at Penrose – St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs on February 4, 2009 at the age of 47.
Cindy is preceded in death by her sister Loretta Mata on October 3, 2001.
She is survived by her daughter Elise Perez and son, Adam Perez both of Lamar. Her parents, Keith and Ellen Sanders of Wiley, father Carl (Irene) Aldrich of Akron, Colorado, sisters; Linda (Monty) Garrison of Farmington, NM, Robyn Jimenez of Lamar and brother Ronald Aldrich also of Lamar as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins other relatives and friends also survive.
Marjorie Evelyn Ford Andersen
A Celebration of Life for longtime Lamar resident, Marjorie Andersen was held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, January 29, 2009 at the Lamar First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Rory Gillespie officiating. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery.
Visitation for Ms Andersen was held from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM, Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at the Peacock Funeral Home.
Marjorie was born on October 2, 1917 at Cozad, Nebraska to Ralph L and Pearl (Bevis) Ford and passed away at her home on January 26, 2009 at the age of 91.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Henry S. Andersen, DDS on April 14, 2004, parents and an infant granddaughter, Laura Sue Ocken.
Marjorie is survived by her daughter Sue (Jim) Ocken of Broomfield, CO, and her son Ford Andersen and wife, Rita Ellsworth of Pueblo, CO. She is also survived by her granddaughters; Cassandra (Michael) Ocken-Checkwood, Staci (Mark) Helseth and great grandchildren; Chase Henry Helseth, Courtney Laura Helseth and Todd Stanley Checkwood.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church direct or in care of the Peacock Funeral Home office.
Katherine F. Andrews
A Celebration of Life was held at 1:00 PM, Monday, April 30, 2007 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Interment followed in the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar.
Visitation for Kathy was held from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM, Sunday, April 29, 2007 at the Peacock Funeral Home.
Katherine, or Kathy, to her many friends and family, was born on April 9, 1942 at Camdenton, Missouri to Edgar W. and Edith C. (Knapp) Andrews. Kathy passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at her home following her courageous battle with cancer.
She is survived by her sister, Carolyn Garrett of Odessa, Texas; nieces, Kathy Jo (Max) Harrison of Lamar, Jodi (Joe) Traugott of Amarillo, Texas, Dona Meadows of Odessa, Texas and Lori Cooley of Abeline, Texas. She is also survived by nephews Jeff (Patsy) Garrett of Odessa, Texas and Corey Fay of Abeline, Texas as well as her aunt, Marie Hill of Lebanon, Missouri and numerous great nieces, nephews and many friends.
Kathy is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Beverly P. Wolfers, nephew Zeke Fay, brother-in-law J.R. Garrett and a great niece Chelsey Fay.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Lamar Area Hospice at P.O. Box 843, Lamar, CO 81052 or through the funeral home office.
Katherine Fay Andrews, better known to her family and friends as Kathy, was born to Edgar W. and Edith C. (Knapp) Andrews on April 9, 1942 in Camdenton, Missouri. She was the middle daughter of three girls; Carolyn being the oldest and Beverly, the youngest. Kathy passed away on April 25, 2007 at her home in Lamar following her courageous battle with cancer.
Kathy has been a resident of Lamar since 1949. She loved the community and was involved in various organizations over the years.
Following her graduation from Lamar High School in 1960, she moved to Denver to work for the airlines but soon after, her love for family, friends, and community brought her back to Lamar.
After returning to Lamar, Kathy worked for Augustine’s Feed Lot, Colorado Beef and finally WHO Manufacturing, where she was employed for over 30 years before retiring in 2007.
While Kathy loved being a career woman, she was definitely a social butterfly. Often times she could be seen out with her entourage who consisted of her two sisters, her brother-in-law and her mother. When she was ‘out and about’, Kathy could be found playing softball, tennis, reading, or watching Bronco’s football. Everyone who knew Kathy knew how much of a die hard Bronco’s fan she was. During any given game, she would go back and forth between hating the Broncos and loving them, but at the end of every game she was still a die hard fan.
In everything Kathy did, she was very strong willed, but that was largely in part due to the female side of the family dynamic. Between her mother, her two sisters and herself they were the four strongest women who left with us the strength and courage to carry on the legacy of our family.
Since Kathy didn’t have children of her own, her nieces and nephews were her pride and joy. Jeff, Jodi, Dana, Corey, Lori, Zeke and Kathy Jo, in her eyes, were the same as her children.
As much as she loved her family, she cherished all of her many friends. Kathy was strong, smart, stubborn, gentle, and caring and she will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
Ignacio J. Aparicio
Graveside memorial services for Granada resident Ignacio Aparicio was held Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the Hillside Cemetery in Granada, Colorado. Minister Martin Hernandez of the Lamar Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses will be officiating.
Ignacio was born December 28, 1980 at Lamar, Colorado to Roberto and Silvia (Silvas) Aparicio. He passed away on March 1, 2008 at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado following his courageous battle with cancer. He was 27 years young.
Ignacio is survived by his parents, Roberto and Silvia Aparicio of Granada, CO; sisters, Mary Jane Aparicio and family of Atlantic, Iowa and Jessica Cazares and family of Holyoke, Colorado; brothers, Robert Aparicio Jr. of Goodland, Kansas and Alejandro Aparicio of Granada, Colorado; maternal grandparents Ignacio and Maria Silvas of Granada, CO, and paternal grandmother Juanita Aparicio of Lyford, Texas.
Ignacio is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as many friends to include; James and Maria Silvas and family of Trinidad, CO, Ron and Gloria Beards and family of Aurora, CO, Ignacio Slivas, Jr. and family of Granada, CO, Fred and Carolina Mendez and family of Longmont, CO, Tony and Stephanie Silvas and family of Stewart, Iowa, Gene Ortega and family of Denver, CO, Sylvia Aparicio and family of Lyford, TX, Jorge Aparicio and family of Harlingen, TX and Rosa Solarzano and family of Granada, CO.
Rev. Harold W. Ausbun
A Celebration of Life for longtime Lamar resident and Pastor of the Lamar Church of God, Rev. Harold W. Ausbun was held at 9:30 AM, Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Gary Ausbun officiating. Funeral Services were also held at 4:00 PM CST, in Hugoton, Kansas at the First Church of God, Wednesday, March 18, 2009 with interment following at the Hugoton Cemetery in Hugoton, Kansas.
Visitation for Harold was held from 2:00 P.M. until 7:00 PM, Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at the Peacock Family Chapel. Family met friends from 2:00PM until 4:00PM and also from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
Mr. Ausbun was born July 19, 1926 at Hugoton, Kansas to James H. and Susie E. (Nicholes) Ausbun and departed this life on March 13, 2009 at his home with his family by his side at the age of 82.
He is preceded in death by his parents; daughters; Patricia Carol and Sandra K., brother; James H. Ausbun and sister; Verla Seeman.
Harold is survived by his wife; Helen L. Ausbun of the family home in Lamar, children; Ronald H. (Sharon) Ausbun of Lawton, Oklahoma, Margaret S. Ausbun of Lamar, grandchildren; Marla (David) Hicks of Lamar, Amber (Brian) Yeagey of Lafayette, Indiana, and Daniel H. (Megan) Ausbun of Lamar. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren; C.J. and Andrew Yeagey of Lafayette, Indiana, and Nathan and Bethany Hicks of Lamar, his brother Rev. Gary (Frankie) Ausbun of Elkhart, Indiana, sisters; Freda (Eric) Gustafson and Shirley (Jim) Kramer all of Hugoton, Kansas as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice, Hugoton First Church of God, the American Cancer Society or The First Southern Baptist Church in care of the Peacock Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Peacock Family Funeral Home.
Melanney Dawn Avara
Memorial services for former Lamar and Burlington, Colorado resident, Melanney Dawn Avara was held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Troy Wright officiating.
Melanney Dawn Avara was born February 17, 1964 in Lamar, Colorado to Richard and Lorene Thompson. Along with her parents, Richard and Lorene, she is survived by one daughter, Jessica May Strobel, (Billy) and granddaughter, Jamie Rae of Fort Collins, CO and one brother Monty Ray Thompson (Melissa) and children, Dalton and Garrett.
Melanney graduated from Lamar High School in 1982. In 1988 Melanney moved with her family to Norton, Kansas for a brief period and then moved to Burlington, CO where she lived until April, 2006 when she moved to Pueblo West, CO, and resided there until her death.
Melanney was a devoted mother and grandmother placing her daughter and granddaughter first and above all things. She enjoyed every minute she could spend with them. When they could not be together, she and Jessica had a set time on Saturday morning reserved for Saturday morning coffee by phone. Jamie Rae became the highlight of her life and there could not be enough time spent with her or enough pictures taken to share with friends and family. Jessica and her mother loved to just go shopping just to watch the people and drink coffee and had begun to train Jaime to love this also.
Melanney began her career with Farmers Home Administration on March 20, 1994 as a Temporary Office Automation Clerk in Burlington, Co. She was converted to career employee of Rural Economic and Community Development on March 5, 1995. She then transferred to Farm Service Agency as a Farm Loan Program Technician on October 1, 1995 and continued to serve FSA until her passing. She served the Burlington Farm Loan Program Team until April 27, 2006 then transferred to the Pueblo County Office. Melanney was responsible for numerous office duties that included working with several different computer systems in the early years to the current system with two different systems. She served Colorado State Farm Agency in several areas, from being a resource person for several systems and programs within Farm Loan to being a representative on the Colorado FSA Partnership Council. Melanney also provided training to numerous other Farm Loan Program team members throughout Colorado. She helped in the formation of training material for new Farm Loan Program employees and updates on changes to different systems and information. Melanney enjoyed challenges and was involved with the team installing new computer systems for several offices in Northeastern Colorado 2004. She received numerous performance awards throughout her employment with Farm Service Agency.
Melanney had a love for the outdoors, gardening, being outside in the sunshine, picnics and spending quiet times by the lakes. She had a deep compassionate spirit for those that were going through troubled times since she had walked this path herself. She always felt that one should not judge another because you never know what was going on in someone’s life. She was the support system of her family in many ways, always ready to listen, to help carry a burden or share in the joys and happy times. One of her favorite poems was Footprints, which she had done in counted cross stitch several years ago and is a symbol of the faith she carried within her heart.
On the lighter side, Melanney had a love for Winnie the Pooh. She loved the light heartedness of the music, the quotes, and the happy spirit it brought to her and to others. She had acquired a collection of Winnie the Pooh which she loved to share with others; each figurine had a special meaning.
Melanney’s courage and fighting spirit will always be remembered by her family and those who knew her and loved her so very much..
Melanney is survived by her daughter Jessica May (Billy) Strobel and Melanney’s granddaughter, Jamie Rae of Fort Collins. Her parents, Richard and Lorene Thompson of Lamar, brother Monty (Melissa) Thompson of Lamar, nephews Dalton and Garrett Thompson and special friend Dave Seaney of La Veta, CO as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Sangre De Cristo Hospice of Pueblo, CO direct or in care of the funeral home office.
Margaret M. "Marge" Barlow
A Funeral Mass for former Kiowa County resident and Lamar resident since 1981, Margaret Mary Barlow will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the St. Francis De Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Mario Murillo as celebrant with the Rite of Committal to follow at 2:00 PM at the Eads Cemetery. A Rosary Service will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday, December 12, 2008 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Deacon Henry Wertin reciting.
Visitation for Marge will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of the rosary at the funeral home chapel.
Mrs. Barlow, better known to her family and friends as Marge, was born on February 10, 1919 at Grinnell, Kansas to George and Mary (Tholen) Lubbers and passed away at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar, CO on December 8, 2008 at the age of 89.
She is preceded in death by her husband Frank A. Barlow on December 22, 2002, parents, brothers; John Lubbers, Vincent Lubbers and her sisters, Patricia Byers, Frances Lubbers, Mary Ann Cline and Catherine Kemp.
Marge is survived by her children and their spouses; Bill (Phyllis) Barlow of Eads, CO, Rex (Sharon) Barlow of Chivington, CO, Kirk (Kim) Barlow of Eads, CO, Joyce (Ron) Reedy of Lamar, CO, Keith (Gloria) Barlow of Eads, CO and Barbara (Niels) Hansen of Rollins, WY. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, and a sister; Irene Dreiling of Wichita, KS.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Kiowa County Health Nursing Services direct or in care of the funeral home office.
A Celebration of Life for Lamar resident and former Canon City resident, Mildred Barr was held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Interment followed at the Riverside Cemetery.
Mildred was born January 14, 1943 at Trinidad, Colorado to Raymond and Ruby (Johnson) Mosher and passed away at the age of 65 on May 16, 2008 at the Holly Nursing Home with her family by her side.
Mildred is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Shirley Saxton, a brother Larry Mosher and nephew Nathan Mosher.
She is survived by a sister Shirley J. Boyd of Wiley; brothers Robert (Maxine) Mosher of Trinidad, CO and David (Karen) Mosher of Prior Lake, MN. She is also survived by a son-in-law Don Saxton of Pueblo, CO; granddaughters Stephanie and Christina as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family.
Jorge J. "J.J. Barrera
A Funeral Mass for Lamar resident, Jorge J. Barrera was held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at the St. Francis De Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Sergio Robles as celebrant. An Evening Rosary Service was held at 6:30 PM, Tuesday, May 27, 2008 with Fr. Sergio Robles officiating. Interment followed at the Riverside Cemetery.
Visitation for Jorge was held on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM at the funeral home.
Jorge was born July 6, 1993 at Lamar, Colorado and passed away May 24, 2008.
He is survived by his parents; Angel and Jennifer Barrera and his brothers; Brandon and Javier Barrera all of the family home in Lamar. He is also survived by his Maternal Grandfather Jacob (Erma) Soodsma of Phillipsburg, KS, Paternal Grandfather, Angel Barrera of Ulysses, KS, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Jorge is preceded in death by his sister, Heidi Barrera, maternal grandmother, Roberta Soodsma, paternal grandmother, Carmen Barrera and an aunt Valentina Barrera
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Jorge Barrera Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office.
Matthew Alan Berndt
A Memorial service for Matthew Alan Berndt was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 28, 2007 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating.
Matt, as he was known to his family and friends, was born on March 1, 1982 at Lamar, Colorado to Rebecca A. Pruett. He passed away on April 22, 2007 at Lamar. Matt was 25.
He is survived by his mother, Becky Berndt, his grandmother, Chris Cordell and his sister Susan (Keith, Jr.) Nidey all of Lamar. He is also survived by his aunt and uncle, Kathy and Bill Gentner of Garden City, KS, nephew; Christopher Heston, niece; Torie, cousins; Christopher Reece of Lamar and Daniel (LaRae) Reece of Lakin, KS as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Sage Nutrition directly or in care of the funeral home office.