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.
A service of celebration for Dana R. Deisher was held at 10:00 AM, Friday, July 20, 2007 at the Lamar United Methodist Church.
Interment with full Military Honors under the auspices of the Lamar VFW, St. George Creaghe, Jr. Post #3621 was followed at Fairmount Cemetery.
Per Dana’s request their was no public visitation.
Mr. Deisher, age 58, of Las Vegas, Nevada and former Lamar and Liberal, Kansas resident was born September 5, 1948 to Wilbur J. and Betty L. (Rose) Deisher and passed away at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side on July 14, 2007 following his courageous battle with cancer.
Dana is preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Betty Deisher.
He is survived by his brother W. James (Lynn) Deisher of Falmouth, Massachusettes, close friend, Linda K. Deisher of Las Vegas, NV, his nephew Bryon James Deisher and niece, Kimberly Lynn Deisher both of Portland, Oregon as well and aunts, uncles and cousins and many friends.
Dana was born a concoctor, a deviser and contriver, who put those traits to use as a field engineering supervisor for Colorado Interstate Gas Company.
As a youth, he favored the science, and when toys were scarce, he would invent or build things he, his brother, and his friends enjoyed time and again.
With High School completed in Lamar in 1966, he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering Science from Colorado State University in 1970.
He served as a crew chief door gunner on a “Huey” helicopter in Vietnam from 1971 to 1972, and back home again as a National Guardsman through 1973.
He went to work with his brother Jim, as a carpenter for a year before signing onto his career with Colorado Interstate Gas Company, for 28 years.
While located out of Amarillo Texas, Rawlins Wyoming, and Liberal Kansas, he traveled back to Lamar often to care for his father Wilbur and his mother Betty.
Dana married Linda of Rawlins in 1983-1989, and they were still good friends.
Cancer visited Dana for the first time in 1990 and he remained free of it until 2006.
With early retirement, he moved to Las Vegas in 2002 to build his “dream” home and to do some free lance work in the area.
With a medical exam for an ear infection, the doctors discovered cancer had returned.
For the last year Dana had struggled through a host of procedures, with at least four specialists from the medical profession in Las Vegas.
Dana will be missed by all those who were blessed to know him, and his spirit will always live on in our hearts.
We love you Dana, God bless you and keep you.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Josefina Gomez DeLaCruz
A Funeral Mass for Josephina Gomez was held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at the St. Francis De Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Martin Frias as celebrant.
Interment followed at the Riverside Cemetery.
Maria Elena Gomez will recite the rosary at 6:00 PM, Saturday, February 16, 2008 at the Peacock Family Chapel officiating.
Visitation will be held Sunday beginning at 1:00 PM and Monday from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM.
Josephina was born August 1, 1941 in Millersview, Texas to Margarito and Aurora (Rodriguez) Luera and departed this life on February 14, 2008 at the age of 66 at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar, Colorado.
Survivors include her children; King (Rosalba) Gomez of Sheridan Lake, CO, Margarito (Jauna) Gomez of Lamar, Christina (Juan) Diosdado, Laura Gomez, Norma (Jeronimo) Sanchez all of Lamar, Carmen (Manuel) Martinez of Fort Collins, CO, and Alma (Greg) Arzola of Denver, CO; brothers Jimmy (Henritta) Luera, David (Irma) Luera, Reyes Luera all of Ballinger, Texas, and Felix (Lydia) Luera of Metter, Georgia; sisters Rosalinda (Luera) Gonzales of San Antonio, Texas, Lucia (Roberto) Damian of Arlington, Texas, Margarita Luera and Juana Luera both of Coleman, Texas.
She is also survived by 22 grandkids, 23 great-grandkids as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Memorial Contributions may be made Josefina Gomez DeLaCruz Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office.
Isaac Delarosa was born March 8, 1977 in Lamar, Colorado to the late Joe Lee “Goldie” Delarosa and Aurora “Nana” Gomez.
He departed this life May 14, 2007 at the age of 30 in Odessa, Texas
Isaac was raised in Lamar an dwas a constant visitor of Granada always visiting family and friends.
He is the loveing father of 2 young children which he and his long time wife Ana Sierra have Tyreke (9) and baby Tatum (1).
He always had his children close to his side know matter where he was.
Survivors include his mother Aurora Gomez of Muleshoe, TX, 7 brothers and sisters including, Elias (Aimee) Carrasco and their children; Perla, Elias Jr., Uriel and Isis all of Odessa, TX, Elodia (Ramon) Holguin and their children; Eva, Ana, Jesus and Joe all of Leoti, KS, Sonia (Erik) Lopez and children; Steven, Joshua, both of Odessa TX, Samantha, Marina and JoAngel of Muleshoe, TX, Laura Carrasco and her children; Angelica, Esmerelda, Christopher, Krystal, Luis and Laura all of Granada, CO, Jesus (Marie) Carrasco and their children; Romei, Felisha and Lisa Marie all of Odessa, TX, Benny (Sandra) Carrasco and their children; Allan, Brandon, Ritchie and Gabby all of Odessa, TX, Juanita Delarosa and her children; Juanito and Fermin of Granada, CO and Jesse of Muleshoe, TX.
Isaac is preceeded in death by his father Joe Lee “Goldie” Delarosa and both of his paternal grandparents Anastacio and Inez Delarosa and maternal grandmother Rita Gomez.
Isaac is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins from both sides of his family.
We would like to take this time to thank everyone for their constant flow of love and compassion in the loss of our “Baby Brother” Isaac.
He will be truly missed and always loved by all of us.
A Memorial Mass was held at 4:00 PM, Friday, May 4, 2007 at St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Martin Frias officiating.
A Rosary Service was held prior to the Mass beginning at 3:30 PM.
Mrs. Diaz was born May 27, 1927 at Venecia, Mexico to Procopio and Petra (Adame) Gonzalez.
Consuelo passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at her home in Lamar with her family by her side.
She was 79 years old.
She is preceded in death by an infant daughter, her parents, a brother, Juan Cazarez and two sisters, Julia Chairez and Francisca Cazarez.
Consuelo is survived by her husband, Odilon Diaz-Reyes, her four children; Odilon (Guadalupe) Diaz, Jr. of Lamar, Lauro Diaz of Juarez, Mexico, Irene (Margarito) Chairez of Salina, CA, and Jose Antonio DeLaCruz of Denver.
She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and her brother, Francisco Cazarez of Gomez Palacio, Mexico.
Nathan Kirkwood Dickson
A Service of Celebration for Lamar Resident, Nathan K. Dickson was held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, October 9, 2008 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating.
Interment followed in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Nathan was born May 27, 1981 at Guymon, Oklahoma to Mick and Carleta (Hughes) Schwartz and passed away at his home on October 4, 2008 at the age of 27.
There will be no public visitation, a private family gathering will be held for family only.
Nathan is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Earl and Rita (Hughes) Wagner, and great grandparents Clell and Odie Johnson.
He is survived by his wife Jennifer Jones of Lamar; son, Traigen Dickson of Lamar, unborn son, Uriah Evan Dickson, parents; Carleta (Mick) Schwartz of Lamar, brother; Brian Schwartz of Colorado Springs, and sisters Amy Schwartz of Detroit, Michigan and Kati Dickson of Lamar.
He is also survived by his paternal grandparents Dean (Patsy) Schwartz, uncle; Rodney (Erma) Hughes of Bentonville, Arkansas, grandparents; Kathy (Jack) Nutt of Springfield, CO, step-father Dave Dickson of Tempe, Arizona, and maternal grandfather;
Carl Hatfield of Avoca, Arkansas.
Many cousins, friends and other family also survive.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nathan Dickson Memorial Fund through First National Bank and/or in care of the funeral home office.
A Service of Celebration was held for Doris Downing at 10:00 A. M., Monday, October 15, 2007 at the Wiley United Methodist Church with the Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.
Interment followed at the Wiley Cemetery.
Doris passed away Thursday, October 11, 2007 in Colorado Springs at the St. Francis Pikes Peak Hospice at the age of 75.
Doris Lucille Dunn was born in Matheson, Colorado to Ray and Florence Yoder Dunn, on Friday, May 27, 1932.
Doris was raised in Lamar, Colorado where she attended high school.
On August 20, 1949 she married Floyd Eugene Downing and moved to Wiley and that is where she resided until her death.
Doris loved to worship and enjoyed reading her Bible and was very active in the United Methodist Church in Wiley.
She had a spirit about her that was so very special.
Doris was a hard worker and could cook like no other.
For 27 years she was the head cook and prepared meals for thousands of children who attended the Wiley School District during these years.
Doris was known around Wiley for her cinnamon rolls.
They would bring good money when auctioned off for special benefits.
She was also active in numerous organizations around the community.
Doris loved to be with her friends and would challenge you to a good game of "marbles."
She was very much loved and will be dearly missed by all her family and friends to whom she devoted her life.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Floyd, her children Linda (Steve) Garver of Milliken, Colorado; Mike (Berta) Downing of Lamar; Sandy (Mike) Brown of Littleton, Don (Joy) Downing of McClave; a brother, Roy Dunn of Claremore, Oklahome, a sister, Dee Osban of Pueblo, 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wiley United Methodist Church, direct or in care of Peacock Funeral Home.
Alec A. Duarte
A closed casket Funeral Mass for lifelong Granada resident, Alec A. Duarte was held at 10:00 AM, Friday, November 21, 2008 at the St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, CO with Reverend Mario Murillo as celebrant.
A Rosary Service was held prior to the mass at 9:30 AM.
A Rite of Committal was held following the Mass at the Hillside Cemetery in Granada, Colorado.
Per Alec’s direction, there was no public visitation.
Alec was born December 1, 1940 at Granada, CO to Abraham and Carmen (Ortega) Duarte and passed away at the age of 67 at his home on November 15, 2008 with his family by his side.
Mr. Duarte is preceded in death by his parents, his siblings: Katherine Guerrero, Anita Buchanan, Guadalupe Duarte, Raymond Duarte and Sabino Duarte.
Alec is survived by his wife Minnie Duarte of the family home in Granada.
His children; Angelo J. Duarte of Thornton, CO, Amanda (Pete) Duarte Jimenez of Thornton, CO and Angela M. Duarte of Northglenn, CO. Grandchildren; Andrea (Jordan) Duarte Rein, Marcos Duarte, Gabriela Jimenez and Lindsay Jimenez.
He is also survived by two brothers and sisters; Jesse (Margaret) Duarte of Lamar, CO, James (Rosa) Duarte of Granada, CO, Beatrice Delgado of Bristol, CO and Stella (Severo) Esquibel of Granada as well as numerous nieces, nephew other relatives and many friends.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice either direct or in care of the funeral home office.