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Obituary for Denny Wall

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     Denny Wall was born on February 7, 1944 in Denver, Colorado.  He spent his younger years on ranches near Limon, Colorado and Deer Trail, Colorado, before his family moved to Montana.  Denny graduated from Custer County High School in Miles City in 1963.  While gaining recognition as a bull rider, saddle bronc rider, and bareback rider, he attended Casper College and the University of Wyoming before going on to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo in bull riding in 1965, 1966, 1967 & 1968.  One of his proudest moments was winning Cheyenne Frontier Days in 1966.

Obituary for Randall Eugene "Randy" Richardson

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     Randall Eugene “Randy" Richardson was born in the heat of wheat harvest on July 4, 1952 in Tribune, KS to Jim & Mary Ann Richardson.  Randy was their first born child.  Randy practically grew up at the grain elevator since Jim was the manager.  As a youngster, Randy was rambunctious and was very interested in hunting and trapping.  It’s been said that his grandfather Carl Christiansen taught Randy how to trap, and Randy perfected the art of trapping.  Randy could trap anything.  Randy graduated from Plainview High School and continued to live in Sheridan Lake, working for his dad at the elevator. 

Obituary for Anna Marie (Garvin) Lang

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     Anna Marie Garvin, affectionately known as Marie was born on November 27, 1921 in Wakeeney, Kansas to Minnie and Charles Garvin.  Marie had 1 brother and 2 sisters.  Marie grew up on a farm south of Wakeeney.  Marie loved her horses, which she rode to school through the 8th grade.

Obituary for Samuel Atchison Jones

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     Samuel Atchison “Sam” Jones, 78, of Pueblo died Sunday Oct. 16, 2016, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born July 19, 1938 in Lamar, Colorado to Hugh and Edith (Waggoner) Jones.

Obituary for Dorothy Lucille Negley

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     Dorothy Lucille English was born in Edwards County, Kansas on November 30, 1925. She was the second of three daughters of Emmett Eugene English and Flora Blanche Wood. She was proud to be a farmer’s wife following a long tradition in her family.

Obituary for Mary Ilene Eder

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     Mary Ilene Eder was born September 26, 1920 in Lyndon, Kansas to Peter and Ora Walker and was the third of five children.  Ilene died October 25, 2016 in Overland Park, Kansas while in hospice care.  She is survived by her children, Terrance LaVerne Eder (Linda) of Eads, CO, Roger Walker Eder (Bonnie) of Riverton, WY, Marilyn Popejoy of Raytown, MO.

     Ilene was preceded in death by LaVerne, her husband of 69 years, mother - Ora Brooks, father - Peter Walker, brothers - Charles Walker and John Walker, sisters - Faye Barber and Evelyn Roberts and granddaughter Leah Michelle Popejoy.
Grandchildren surviving are Kimberly Eder, Jason Strother, Heather Campbell (Jim), Eric Eder, Zachary Popejoy, Bethany Popejoy, Tyler Popejoy (Severina) and Cody Popejoy.  Seven great-grandchilden and three great-great-grandchilden survive.  Sister-in-law, Ester Walker, brother-in-law Gerald Roberts along with nieces and nephews remain to mourn her passing as well.

     Ilene grew up and attended schools in the Brandon-Chivington community.  Ilene was courted by Laverne and they married February 11, 1945 in Eads, Colorado.

     Farming was LaVerne’s chosen profession and, so began Ilene’s career as a “farm wife”.  During those early years, LaVerne and Ilene welcomed two sons and a daughter.  Farming was not always reliable in keeping the young family in the black and so it was that Ilene supplemented the household income with a bookkeeping position at Weisbrod  Memorial Hospital.  Her full-time job outside the home did not diminish her dedication to providing a warm, nurturing home for her husband and children.  Just performing the basic tasks of cooking, cleaning and laundry was extremely challenging on a farm in the 1950’s and 60’s.

     When the family moved into town in 1967, it was around that time that Ilene took up a new career as a Tupperware Lady.  She would pack up her blue suitcases with Tupperware, drive to homes throughout the county and demonstrate her goods.  She also was an accomplished seamstress sewing clothing for her teenage daughter and her grandchildren.

     When LaVerne finally retired, they embarked on a new sort of adventure.  They began traveling in a motor home or fifth wheel and eventually settled in Yuma, Arizona in a retirement park where they would spend the winter months.  Most of their travels revolved around their mutual enjoyment of dancing.  Lifelong friendships were formed with the dancers they met over the years.

     A theme that ran throughout Ilene’s life was sports.  She participated in softball and basketball during her school years.  She was on a town team basketball league as an adult.  Ilene was an avid bowler and enjoyed the game as a team member for many years on local leagues in Eads and Lamar.  She maintained her shooting accuracy into her 90’s.  When she finished a meal, she would ready her napkin, take aim at the nearest trash can and “swoosh” – two points!

     Something that she looked back on with some disbelief was the fact that she traveled alone from Eads to New York City to visit LaVerne when he was stationed there.  She rarely shrank from a new experience or challenge due to her tenacity and determination.

     Her dance partner left her to waltz alone on January 6th, 2015 but on the 25th of October, 2016, their hands were joined again and they resumed the waltz that had been briefly interrupted.  It is the vision of LaVerne and Ilene gliding across a celestial dance floor that brings joy and comfort to her family and friends. 

      Funeral services for Mary Ilene Eder were held on Saturday October 29, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Eads with Pastor Nancy Peacock officiating.  The music for the service was provided by Nancy Walker, Mary Eikner and Sylvia Weeks.  Committal services followed in the Eads Cemetery.  Friends and family can register online condolences and sign the guestbook at  Visitation and funeral services were entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home.

Obituary for Francis Joseph Thielen

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     Francis Joseph Thielen born to Paul and Celia (Gibson) at Protection, Ks on May 2nd, 1929 and departed this life on October 6th, 2016 at his home in Cheyenne Wells Co.

Obituary for Emily (Mayes) Bush

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        Emily Edwina (Mayes) Bush was born on the family ranch at Valley Springs, (Llano County) Texas on January 19, 1928 to Mason Foley Mayes and Jewell Elise Mayes. She had one older sister Lilian Faye Wingard who she dearly loved and was a lifelong companion and best friend. Lilian Faye proceed Emily in death in Oct 2004.

Obituary for Connie Sue (Howerton) McPherson

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Obituary for Connie Sue (Howerton) McPherson
Connie Sue (Howerton) McPherson, 63, departed this life in Independence,
Missouri on September 3, 2016 surrounded by family.


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Harley “Gene” Parker, 67 passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at his home in Garden City with his family surrounding him.

Obituary for Robert L. Harris

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Robert L. Harris was born on November 2, 1939 in Monte Vista, Colorado to Cecil and Celastine Harris.

Obituary for Stephen F. Young, 65

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Stephen (Steve) F.  Young, 65, passed away peacefully at the Weisbrod Extended Care Unit in Eads, Co. on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Obituary for Jacquelin L. (Bailor) Kirmer

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Dateline:  Garden City, Kansas

Funeral Notice for Brooke Hyle Pearce

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Brooke Hyle Pearce lived in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado and was a nursing student at Lamar Community College in Lamar, CO.  She was a volunteer coach for the Cheyenne Wells Lady Tigers and was married in June, 2015 to Jack Pearce.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cheyenne Wells High School in Cheyenne Wells. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Cheyenne Wells.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Brooke Pearce Memorial Fund for the purpose of family scholarships and can be sent to the Eastern Colorado Bank; Box 888; Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810.