Fern Lorraine Elliott
A Service of Celebration for Fern L. Elliott was held at 2:00 P. M. Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the Gering Memorial Chapel in Gering, Nebraska.
Fern was born Thursday, November 2, 1922 at Alma, Oklahoma to Wayne and Nellie (Vannier) Elliott and passed away at the Juniper Villiage at Lamar on Friday, October 12, 2007 at the age of 84.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Wayne Elliott, Jr. and a daughter, Carolyn Burkman.
Fern is survived by her husband LeRoy Wayne Elliott of Lamar, daughter, Judy (Dean) Douglass of Lamar; a son Dennis (Marlena) Elliott of Sacramento, CA; grandchildren Cheryl (Larry) Welton of Wilton, CA; Mark (Nancy) Burkman of Camas, WA; Dede (Rob Woods) Krausman of Parker, CO; Danny (Tammie) Douglass of Greeley, CO; Michael (Vanessa) Bozeman of Suwana, GA; Ricky (Hilary) Elliott of Oklahoma City, OK and Kimberly Elliott of Sacramento, CA as well as her 21 great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice, or to ColoradoTalking Books Library, 180 Sheridan Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80226 or to the Nebraska Talking book and Braille Service, The Atrium, 1200 N St, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508-2023 direct or in care of the funeral home.
Severo “Shorty” Esquibel
A Funeral Mass for longtime Granada resident, Severo “Shorty” Esquibel was held at 10:00 AM, Monday, June 29, 2009 at the St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, CO with Reverend Charlie Sena 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 Shorty’s request there was no public visitation.
Shorty was born August 29, 1935 at San Luis, Colorado to John R. and Sara (Cruz) Esquibel and passed away on June 23, 2009 at Prowers Medical Center, with his family by his side at age 73.
He is preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter; Laura Esquibel and great-granddaughter; Jasmine and his brother; Onesimo Esquibel.
Shorty is survived by his wife Stella Esquibel of the family home in Granada, his children; Eric Esquibel of Lakin, Kansas, Jonathan (Eva) Esquibel and Carrie (Freddy Venegas) Esquibel all of Granada, grandchildren; Eric John (Jamie) Esquibel, Letisha and Vanessa Esquibel, Jonathan, Erica, Crystal, Amanda, Anthony and Nathaniel Esquibel, David, Damian, Gabriel, Talia and Vincent.
He is also survived by his great-grandchildren; Jaya, Quincy, Amari and Adrik, brothers; Juan Esquibel of San Luis, Colorado, Joseph Esquibel of Denver, Louie (Eunice) Esquibel of Pueblo, Herbert Esquibel of Denver, sisters; Beatrice (Joe) Archuleta of Denver, Eufemia Trueblood of Denver, Isabel Rael, and Darlene (Freddie) Maes of LaSalle, Colorado. Numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends also survive.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Peacock Family.
Funeral services for lifelong Lamar resident, Leslie Evans were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 14, 2008 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Eric R. Seuerstein of the Springfield United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment followed at the Fairmount Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 13, 2008 from 1PM until 6PM at the Peacock Family Chapel.
Leslie was born October 2, 1916 at Lamar, Colorado to Elsworth C. and Cathriean K. (Keim) Evans and passed away at the age of 91 on June 11, 2008 at his home in Lamar with his family by his side.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Anna Evans; his parents, a son Roger Dean Evans, and a sister Leona Tidd.
Leslie is survived by his children Priscilla (John) Sailors of Lamar, Terry (Holly) Evans of Springfield, and Cathy Farmer of Fort Collins, Colorado.
He is also survived by his grandchildren Tara (Greg) Eddy, Chad Sailors, Erick Farmer, Ashley Farmer, Lindsay (Leif) Pederson, Brianna Farmer, Kirk (Jenny) Evans, Ginger (Van) Walker, and Chanc (Connie) Evans.
Leslie is also survived by his 8 great-grandchildren and brothers Francis (Beulah) Evans of Lamar and Clifford Evans of Golden, Colorado.
Many friends and family also survive.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice direct or in care of the Funeral Home Office.
Harold H. “Doc’ Falconburg
Harold Harrison ‘Doc’ Falconburg, 84, of Yuma, Colorado former long time resident of McClave, Colorado died on February 14, 2009 at the Yuma Life Care Center in Yuma, Colorado.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at the McClave United Methodist Church with the Reverend Trevor Potter officiating at 10 AM.
A graveside service with military honors followed at the Wiley, Colorado cemetery.
Born November 17, 1924 in Eads, Colorado to Ira Jefferson Falconburg and Carrie (Work) Falconburg.
He graduated from Wiley High School in 1943 as salutatorian.
During his high school years he was active in all sports and was member of the state championship basketball team.
He was called to service in the U.S. Army in August 1943 and was discharged as a Sergeant in January 1946.
He served 32 months in the Army including 21 months in the Pacific with the 508th Anti-aircraft Weapons Battalion.
He was awarded battle stars for New Guinea, Leyta, and Luzon.
He married Lillie Florence Kern on February 2, 1946, in Lamar, Colorado, who survives him along with children Harold James (Jim) Falconburg (Jan) of Yuma, Colorado, Peggy Harris (Gary) of Aurora, Colorado, Mick Falconburg (Cheryl) of Westminster, Colorado and Jeff Falconburg (Karen) of Windsor, Colorado: Grandchildren: Eric (Crystal) Falconburg, Hays Falconburg, Darin (Kim Falconburg, Chad Harris, Matthew Harris, Jennifer Falconburg, and Lauren Falconburg.
Great Grandchildren: Chakota, Alex, Leland, Jonathan, and Brenona.
Also survived by brothers Lewis Falconburg of Wichita, Kansas, Donald Falconburg (Dorothy) of Vilas, Colorado and sister Virginia Brown of Canyon, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Elmer Ray Falconburg, Ralph Henry Falconburg, Dick Falconburg, Helen Hollandsworth, Ira J. Falconburg, and Jack Falconburg.
Also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, and many more family members.
Harold lived all his life in southeast Colorado in the communities of McClave and Wiley.
He moved to Yuma, Colorado in 2007.
He was active in the McClave community from 1947 to 2007.
He worked at the Brown Lumber Company in McClave from 1947 to 1952.
In 1952 he went to work for the McClave State Bank where he eventually became President of the bank and retired in 1990.
Over the years he was involved in various community activities including helping to organize the original McClave Booster Club, organizing the Hasty-McClave Water District, a staunch supporter of the McClave FFA chapter and all the McClave High School athletics.
He also attended and was church treasurer for many years for the McClave United Methodist Church.
The joy of his life was his family.
He looked forward to and enjoyed family reunions with the huge Falconburg family and he loved playing card games, especially cribbage.
Those wishing to do so may make memorials to McClave United Methodist Church.
Memorial Services for Lamar resident Marjorie Fishko will be held at a later date in Omaha, Nebraska.
Per Marjorie’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation.
Marjorie was born on March 7, 1921 at Herman, Nebraska to Ernest and Pauline (Huber) Peterson and passed away at PMC in Lamar on March 30, 2009 at the age of 88.
Marjorie is preceded in death by her husband; Howard Fishko, her parents, and sisters; Violet Morris and Geri Schuele, and her brother Dr. Irvin Peterson.
She is survived by her son; Gary (Sandra) Fishko of Lamar, grandchildren; Janelle (Ed) Rodriguez of Littleton, and Leslie (Stan) Voxland of Lander, Wyoming, great-grandchildren; Zach Lewis, Eddie and Lee Rodriguez all of Littleton, Colorado and Colby Voxland of Lander, Wyoming.
Her sisters; Adelyn (Floyd) Montgomery of Miami, Florida and Marilyn Petersen of Des Moines, Iowa, brother-in-law; Al Schuele of Omaha, Nebraska, and sister-in-law; Marge Peterson of Minden, Nebraska as well as other relatives and friends.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lamar Fire and Ambulance direct or in care of the funeral home office.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Peacock Family.
Winifred A. “Winnie” Flora
A Memorial service will be held at a later date for former Lamar resident and former co-owner of Flora Rexall Drug, and currently of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado Winifred A. “Winnie” Flora.
Winnie was born June 26, 1915 at Claflin, Kansas to Fred Alvin and Ada (Wood) Adams, and passed away January 8, 2009 at Keefe Memorial Hospital at Cheyenne Wells, Colorado.
She is survived by her daughter Leigh (Bill) Maclay of Aurora, Colorado, son; Justin (Elaine) Flora of Denver, Colorado, grandchildren; Scott, Todd, and Eric.
She is also survived by her great-grandchildren and a nephew Al (Lynda) Adams of Tuscon, Arizona.
Winnie is preceded in death by her husband; Leland D. Flora, grandson; Sean and a brother George Adams.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Peacock Family
Faye R. Foster
A Service of Celebration for longtime Baca County and Lamar resident, Faye R. Foster will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 20, 2008 at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, September 19, 2008 at the Peacock Chapel.
Faye was born on February 25, 1923 at Satanta, Kansas to Robert Young and Ella (Chapman) Harlow and passed away on September 16, 2008 at the Porter Adventist Hospital at Denver.
She was 85.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Foster; parents, grandson; Jon Gregory, and son-in-law Don Rohlman.
Faye is survived by her children; Sherry (Mike) Gregory of Marysville, Kansas, Linda Rohlman of Lamar, Vickie (Robert) Haugen of Littleton, and Don (Melanie) Foster of Holly as well as her grandchildren; Ryan (Lisa) Rohlman, Shilo Rohlman, Ashley and Brittany Haugen, Linsey (Shane) Bishop, Morgan (Marlene) Foster and Mallory Foster.
She is also survived by her great grandchildren; Avery Rae, Andrew and William Rohlman and Axton Bishop, two brothers; Oliver (Zona) Harlow of Satana, KS, Austin Harlow of Wichita, KS a sister Fern Williams of Kingman, KS as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of choice either direct or 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 in Lamar.
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.
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.