Veda Florence Chittock
A Service of Celebration for longtime Lamar resident, Veda Chittock, will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at the Redeeming Love Church with Pastor Mark Viar officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery.
Visitation for Mrs. Chittock will be held Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Peacock Funeral Home.
Mrs. Chittock was born November 27, 1920 at the homestead of her grandparents south of Carlton, Colorado to L.C. “Cass” and Una Lee (Houchin) Ausmus and went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 21, 2008 at her home in Lamar at the age of 87 with her granddaughter by her side.
Veda was born on her grandparent's homestead south of Carlton, Co. The family lived on Mullen Street in Lamar until November 1925. Taking the train, the family moved to Santa Ana, California. Veda enjoyed sharing her memory of how she turned 5 on the train and how special she felt when someone gave her an apple and another person gave her a cookie for her birthday.
Veda had great admiration for her older brother, Bernell. When they were kids they did everything together. Bernell even allowed her to tag along on his dates a time or two. Veda often commented on how blessed she was to have such a wonderful brother as Bernell especially during those growing up years.
Veda married Gilbert Chittock on November 1, 1941. They were happily married for 66 years. Gilbert went to be with the Lord on October 8, 2007. Their first date was to a wrestling match in Los Angeles. They enjoyed fishing and camping in the mountains of Southern California at Big Bear Lake. Veda especially enjoyed the cabin that Gilbert built for them in 1954.
During World War II Veda went to Seattle, Washington and worked at Douglas Aircraft to be near Gilbert, who was stationed there before he was deployed to Pearl Harbor. In the early 1950's Veda worked for a short while at the Post Office in Santa Ana, California and tried her hand at being a sales clerk at Sears. But being a good wife and a wonderful mother was her main occupation.
On July 16, 1965 her son Bob with his wife, Lois and their 2 year old son were tragically killed in a traffic accident. Even though her heart was broken, her faith in God never wavered.
In July 1980 Veda and Gil moved back to Colorado along with her mother after her daughter, Dixie and her family moved to Colorado the previous year. She and Gil lived out in the country in McClave until 1996 when they moved to their present home in Lamar.
In 1950 Veda accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. From that moment on Veda's faith and trust in her Lord and Savior was her life. She loved studying and memorizing "The Word of God" adn soon was able to teach. Beginning with Vacation Bible School and teaching Jr. Church she went on to being a counselor at church camps and leading Bible studies. Teaching the Bible and sharing the gospel of Christ was her passion.
She is preceded in death by her husband; Gilbert Chittock, parents, a son and daughter-in-law; Bob and Lois Chittock and her grandson, Michael as well as her brother Bernell.
Veda is survived by her daughter, Dixie (Bob) Gatchell of Lamar, grandchildren; Sheryl (Vince) Yoder of Lamar, Deborah (Brad) Owens of Lamar and Kathy (Mike) Lee of Alamosa, CO. His is also survived by her great grandchildren; Sarah Trosper, Kristen, Ryan and Felicia Yoder and Ashley Lee.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Redeeming Love Church direct or in care of the funeral home office.
Jeanne A. "Jinx" Clark
Memorial Services for Jeanne A. "Jinx" Clark were held Friday, March 16th, 2007 at 5:00 PM at Peacock Funeral Home. Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiated.
Jinx was born June 11, 1928 in Lamar, Colorado. she passed away on March 11, 2007 at Prowers Medical Center.
Jinx was a long time Lamar resident and curator at the Lamar Big Timbers Museum. She skated professionally with "Holiday on Ice" for 15 years where she travel all over the world during the 1940's and 1950's.
She is survived by numerous cousins including: Glenda (Dale) McWilson of Lamar, Keith (Louise) Clark of rural Lamar, Sue (Ken) Sniff of LaFayette, CO, Floy (Bob) Williams of Broomfield, CO, Fran (Glen Clark of Alamosa, CO, Cliff (Pam) Nicholson of Indianapolis, IN, Byron (Diana) Nicholson of Richmond, Virginia, Otis Angel of Louisville, CO and Barbara Sullivan of Greeley, CO. She is also survived by close friend Pat (Shirley Pampus) Palmer of Lamar and numerous friends.
Jinx was preceded in death by her parents. Steven F. and Helen L. (Walton) Clark. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Big Timbers Museum Fund 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.
Blanche A. (Oxley) Coen
Blanche Coen, long time Lamar area resident died in Salt Lake City, UT on Monday, January 7th. Blanche was born at home near McClave, CO on April 28th 1911, the 11th of 12 children born to Ella Josephine and Daniel Louis Oxley.
She grew up in the country and graduated from McClave High School.
On June 11, 1932, she married Charles (Red) Coen and they farmed and ranched northeast of Lamar for 65 years, raising their three children, Gary, Nona and Betty.
Blanche’s greatest love after her family was her lovely flower and vegetable gardens.
Her husband Charles died in 1997 and in 2000 Blanche moved to Salt Lake City to be near her daughter.
Blanche was preceded in death by her daughter Betty (David), her son Gary (Janice) and her husband Charles.
She is survived by her daughter Nona (Don) of Salt Lake City, daughter-in-law Janice Coen Barker of Westminster, CO, son-in-law David Schneider (Kathleen) of Royal Oak, MI and grandchildren, Stephanie Bressler, Suzanne Perkins (Jim) of Salt Lake City, Vincent Bressler (JoAnne) of Menlo Park, CA, Troy Coen (Diann) and Greg Coen (Becky) of Westminster, CO, Paul Schneider of Chicago, IL and Mark Schneider (Stephanie) of Ferndale, Mi and great grandchildren, Kolbi Coen, Karrie Coen, Mason Coen, Matthew Perkins, Amanda Perkins, Rex Bressler, Jeremy Goldberg-Seder, Samantha Goldberg-Seder, Oliver Goldberg-Seder and Linus Schneider.
Services for Blanche were held on Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lamar. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Melvin Hendrickson Developmental Center, 510 Savage Ave, Lamar, CO 81052.
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.
Rick L. Crabtree
A Celebration of Life for longtime Lamar resident Rick L. Crabtree was held on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 2:00 PM at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Interment followed at the Fairmount Cemetery under the auspices of the Lamar Elks Lodge # 1319.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM and Thursday, March 26, 2009 from 9:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.
Rick was born March 20, 1958 at Monte Vista, Colorado to Don and Betty Jean (Channell) Crabtree and passed away on March 22, 2009 at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar, Colorado at the age of 51.
He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings; Charlotte Jean, Marsha Williams and Tom Crabtree.
Rick is survived by his wife; Sandy Crabtree of the family home in Lamar, children; Tiffany and Jared Crabtree and grandson; Hunter Lee Crabtree all of Lamar. He is also survived by his siblings; Cindy Hager and Kelly (Harry) Freouf all of Lamar, father-in-law; William E. (Andie) McCurry of Grand Junction, Colorado and brother-in-law Matt (Marti) McCurry of Fruita, Colorado as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the The Division of Hematology at the University of Colorado Denver 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mary Katherine Davis
A Funeral Mass for former longtime resident, currently of Jackson, Wyoming, Katherine Davis was held at 9:00 AM, Thursday, September 18, 2008 at the St. Francis De Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar with Reverend Jean Marie Mondji as celebrant. A Rite of Committal followed that afternoon at 2:00 PM (CST) at the Cimarron Cemetery in Cimarron, Kansas.
Visitation was held from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at the Peacock Funeral Home.
Ms. Davis was born January 6, 1927 at Weskan, Kansas to Benjamin F. and Bessie (McDaniel) Montgomery and passed away on September 11, 2008 at the St. John’s Living Center in Jackson, Wyoming. Katherine was 81.
She is preceded in death by her husband Fred Davis, parents, five brothers including John, “Roll” and Hubert Montgomery and a brother-in-law, Sam Krug.
Katherine is survived by her children; Fred (Rose) Davis of Pocatello, Idaho, Benjamin (Cheryl Daniels) Davis of Russell, KS, Debra Fowler of Topeka, KS, John (Linda Springer) Davis of Lamar, Dee Dee (Brice) Dudley of Jackson, Wyoming. Numerous grandchildren including Ian Springer of Lamar, great grandchildren, two sisters; Josephine Krug of Las Vegas, NV and Trudy (Bob) Coates of Wiley, CO. as well as her sister-in-law, Norma Powell of Lamar also survive.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. John’s Living Center Recreation Fund in care of the Peacock Funeral Home.