Theodore Glen Dolph “Ted” was born on June 1, 1950 in Ft. Morgan, CO and passed away ot the age of 67 on August 11, 2017 at his home in Eads following an extended illness.
(October 17, 1926 - July 25, 2017)
Donald Leroy Phillips was born on July 16, 1936 in Las Animas, Colorado to Carl and Pearl Phillips. Hands and house full, Don was the ninth out of ten children; the family grew up in a house that his grandfather had homesteaded and built in 1909. Don attended first through eighth grade at Penrose School in Southern Bent County. In 1953, Bent County High School graduated Don at the age of 16. Upon graduation, Don was drafted into the army on December 29, 1954; there, he served two years as a Survey Specialist for the 280th atomic cannon.