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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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Storm, Myrtha Lee – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Myrtha Lee Storm, 79, died Feb. 5, 2008. She was born Oct. 20, 1928, to Jesse William Poulson and Vella Boswell Poulson in Steamboat Springs, Colo. As a young girl, Myrtha and her family moved to Oregon, where she attended a one-room grade school in Imnaha. Some of her high school years were spent at Lincoln High in Portland. She returned to Wallowa County for graduation from Enterprise High in 1946. Myrtha and Robert Storm attended Eastern Oregon College following Bob’s discharge from the Army. They married Dec. 22, 1946. Two children, Carole Lynn and Jon Ervin, were born in Enterprise. The family moved to the Portland area in 1959. Myrtha worked as a bookkeeper while she helped support her husband and children through school. Bob lost his battle with kidney disease in 1981 after nearly 35 years of marriage. While doing the books for Vern Gilbert Agency, Myrtha met her second husband, Vern Gilbert. They married in Maui in 1986. Vern and Myrtha soon became snowbirds in Mesa, Ariz., with a summer home over-looking the Pacific Ocean at Bay City. The loss of her son, Jon, in 1994 devastated Myrtha. She survived by focusing on her grandchildren and other family members. This devoted “Gammy” befriended her grandchildren’s friends as she cheered everyone from the sidelines...

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Hackler, Clemma Aileen – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now La Grande, Oregon Clemma Aileen Hackler, 81, of La Grande died Nov. 20 at her home. A memorial service will be held at later time. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Mrs. Hackler was born March 6, 1925, to William and Eunice Hughes Barber in Mankato, Kan. Her family moved to Steamboat Springs, Colo., where they lived for a short time before moving to Hermiston. She married Clarence Hackler and the couple raised watermelons in Hermiston before moving to Weston, where they logged. Mrs. Hackler cooked at numerous restaurants over the years. Whan she moved to La Grande she continued cooking at Spout Springs ski lodge until her retirement. She enjoyed hand quilting, needlework, painting and birthday parties, but most of all loved crafts. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Judy and Lew Hunter of Priest River, Idaho, Bill and Linda Hackler of Bogue, Kan., and Ed Hackler and Gail and Keith Hescock, all of La Grande; siblings, James Barber of Milton-Freewater, Wayne Barber of Ukiah, Earl Barber of Burns and Ethel Geer of Hermiston; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister, Opal Geer. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart and Home Hospice in care of...

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Routt County, Colorado Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 Deep Creek Cemetery Elk Mountain Cemetery Clark Clark Cemetery Hayden Hayden Cemetery Oak Creek Oak Creek Cemetery Pagoda Pagoda Cemetery Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs Cemetery Yampa Yampa Cemetery View Photographs The following cemeteries have transcriptions hosted at the Colorado USGW Archives Bennett Family – Pagoda Cemetery View the Transcriptions...

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Shipman, Emma Alexander Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Oregon Emma Shipman, 87, wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker, partner and friend, died July 25, 2003, after an extended stay at St. Elizabeth Care Center, attended lovingly by wonderful caregivers. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Baker City Christian Church, 2998 Eighth St. Mr. Jack Pittman and Pastor Roger Scovil will officiate. Mrs. Shipman was born at Sunset, Washington County, Ark., the eighth child of David Franklin Alexander and Rosa Elizabeth Simpson Alexander on Feb. 6, 1916 (according to her birth certificate). Her mother died when she was 4 years old and she was adopted by Fritz and Ethyl Woods Klein. They celebrated her birth date as February 13, 1916. She lived at Henryetta, Okla., and on a reservation in New Mexico before settling at Oak Creek, Colo., where her foster father worked in a mine. They took in a boarder, Frank Lester King, also a miner. He and Emma were married and had one daughter, Alice Adeline, born in 1937. These were depression years and her husband had to leave Colorado to find work. He eventually joined the Army and was killed in Anzio and is buried at Nettuno, Italy. She later met La Verne Gilbert Shipman. They were married at Sedalia, Colo., on June 2, 1940. Emma’s husband...

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