Location: Morgan County CO

Phelps, James LeRoy Jr. – Obituary

Dad went to visit his Father in Heaven on October 8, 2007 after a brief illness. James was born in Weldona, Colorado on March 26, 1928 to James “Lee” and Gladys “Bernice” Phelps. The family arrived in Idaho in the late 1930’s, and he was raised on a farm on the hill outside of Roswell, Idaho. He graduated from Wilder High School spring of 1946 and entered the Navy that fall. He served his country in the Mediterranean on the U.S.S Midway. During those years he corresponded with Dorothy Burt and upon returning from the Navy he married Dorothy on July 7, 1948. They started their family in the Ten Davis area east of Parma, on the farm their first two of their children were born, Beth Nadine and John Rhannon. When John was eleven months old they moved to Colorado where James worked for the city of Fort Morgan, where the next two children David Patrick and Barbara Ann were born. They all returned to Idaho so that James could attend Boise Junior College. During the two years it took to earn his teaching certificate another son was born Bill Maynard. Upon completing college his first teaching assignment was in Grand View, Idaho. Their last child Josephine Louise was born while they were living there. James taught a total of 26 years and his last assignment was in...

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McLeish, George D. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon George D. McLeish, 77, of Baker City, died Feb. 23, 2003. His memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Coles Funeral Home. Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Private interment will be Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mr. McLeish was born Feb. 20, 1926, at Wiggins, Colo. He was a son of James Andrew and Gertrude Amy Baker McLeish. He received his education at Wiggins, Colo., Payette, Idaho, and Baker City. In 1943, he entered the U.S. Navy to serve his country during World War II in the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1946. After his discharge, he returned to Baker City and went to work for Ellingson Lumber Co. as a planer operator. On July 21, 1951, he married Jessie Elizabeth Emery at Carson City, Nev. George continued to work for Ellingson’s until his retirement in 1989 as a shipping clerk. After his retirement, George and Jessie liked to travel, especially their twice annual trips to Nevada. Jessie died in April 2001. Since that time, George had enjoyed going to the Senior Center. He volunteered serving meals and wherever needed. He provided several entree meals at the center in memory of his wife, Jessie, and for his birthday last Thursday, Feb. 20. He also enjoyed watching ball games on television and doing yard work. On Dec....

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Morgan 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 Brush Brush Memorial Cemetery Ft. Morgan Riverside Cemetery View Photographs The following cemeteries have transcriptions hosted at the Colorado USGW Archives Brush Brush Memorial Cemetery View the Transcriptions  ...

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Spears, Grace M.L. Draper Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Grace M.L. Spears, 82, of Baker City died July 23, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Aaron Olgesbee of the Agape Christian Center will officiate. Because of the ongoing construction, those attending the funeral are asked to park on Estes Street. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Grace was born on March 1, 1921, at Hyannis, Neb., to Ira S. and Myrtle Lester Draper. She attended school at Fort Morgan, Colo., where she graduated from high school. She furthered her education at Denver Opportunity School for about a year. She later graduated from beauty school and worked as a manicurist for a while. She eventually went to work for the telephone company in Denver as an elevator operator. She also modeled the uniforms for them. Later, she was trained as a telephone operator and worked in Denver for many years. About 1953, she moved to Pendleton to be near her family. Grace also worked as a telephone operator for several years in Pendleton before she and her husband, George, moved to Baker City. After relocating, she continued her career for a while and later retired from the telephone company in Baker City. Grace was known to have a big heart. She was gentle and caring...

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