Location: Montrose County CO

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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Jennings, Eloise Foster Mrs. – Obituary

Eloise Jennings, 74, a longtime resident of Union, died Aug. 10, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her funeral will be Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Tony Brandon of Baker City Seventh-day Adventist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Cove Cemetery. Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City. Mrs. Jennings was born May 6, 1928, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to A.C. and Lena M. “Radcliffe” Foster. She attended schools through the 11th grade in Cedaredge, Colo., and graduated from Companion Academy in Loveland, Colo. She attended Union College in Lincoln, Neb. She taught grades 1-8 in Montrose, Colo. On Aug. 22, 1948, she married Glenn Jennings in Cedaredge. In 1965 they moved to Union, where she took care of her home and children. Mrs. Jennings was very involved in her church and worked as a church clerk in the Cove Seventh-day Adventist. She was an outstanding cook and seamstress, and loved to garden and tend to her flowers. Mrs. Jennings was a friend to many. She and Glenn cared for her mother for many years. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband of almost 54 years, Glenn Jennings of Baker City; her children, Sharon Jeanette Simmons and her husband, Kent,...

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Herold, Reao Richard – Obituary

Summerville, Oregon Reao Richard Herold, 91, of Summerville, died Nov. 10 at a local care center. At his request there will be no public services. Those who wish may sign the guest book at www.danielsknopp.com. Reao was born on July 11, 1916, to Thomas and Elsie (Grabley) Herold in Montrose, Colo. During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge he worked in the home construction business in Longview, Wash., and Portland. He loved his work and enjoyed gambling. He moved to Summerville from Lake Oswego four years ago to be near family. Survivors include his children, Shari Webb of Summerville, James Randall Herold of Hilo, Hawaii, Lynn Maxand of Wrangle, Alaska, Craig Herold of Aurora and Kathy Powers of Albany; brother, Robert Herold of Portland; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by three sons, Reao Robert, Corby and Richard Herold. Memorial contributions may be made to the cancer society in care of Daniel-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center at 1502 Seventh St. in La Grande. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending November 24, 2007 – Published: November 24,...

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Montrose County, Colorado Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. The following cemeteries have gravesite photographs hosted at the Colorado Tombstone Photo Project Ash Mesa Cemetery Delta Pea Green Cemetery Montrose Cedar Cemetery Grandview Cemetery Valley Lawns Cemetery Nucla Nucla-Naturita Cedar Ridge Cemetery Olathe Olathe Cemetery View Photographs The following cemeteries have transcriptions hosted at the Colorado USGW Archives Ash Mesa Cemetery Batchelder Cemetery Button Cemetery Cimmaron Cemetery Coventry Cemetery Oak Grove Cemetery Paradox Cemetery Ute Cemetery Delta Maher Cemetery Pea Green Cemetery Montrose Cedar Cemetery Grandview Cemetery Pinion Cemetery Valley Lawn Cemetery Nucla Naturita Cemetery Nucla Cemetery Piñon Cemetery Olathe Olathe Cemetery View the Transcriptions  ...

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Simpson, Dr. Charles D. “Chuck” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Dr. Charles D. “Chuck” Simpson, 66, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 23, 2003, at his home. His memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth St. Pastor Susan Barnes will officiate. There will be a reception afterward in Rogers Hall. Charles Daye Simpson was born July 29, 1936, at Montrose, Colo. The family moved to Idaho in his early years and he was raised and received his schooling at Caldwell and Idaho Falls, Idaho. He continued his education at Idaho State at Pocatello and then went on to Pacific University at Forest Grove where he received his degree in 1960 and doctorate in optometry in 1961. On May 7, 1960, he married Verjean Rancore at Forest Grove. On July 25, 1961, he entered the U.S. Army and served his country for three years as an optometrist. He was honorably discharged at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., in July of 1964 at the rank of 1st lieutenant. He came to Baker City in 1964 after his discharge from the army. He began his career as an optometrist in Baker City and purchased a practice at 2011 First St. in 1964. In the early 1980s he and Dr. Steve Tronnes purchased Baker Vision Clinic from Drs. C. A. House and C. E. Cummins at the present building. In 1986, he offered...

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