Logan County Colorado Pioneers
Harry and Cora (Kempton) Miles, brother Robert and Minnie Miles, brother William and Grace (McBride) Miles, sister Florence (Miles) and Henry Kempton, 9 North 49 West
Irene Saylor, 98, of Fleming, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000 in Sterling. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, and until noon on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Fleming Cemetery with Rev. Tom Peacock officiating. Mrs. Saylor was born on Dec. 27, 1901 to William and Grace (McBride) Miles in Berthoud. She grew up in Pine River, Minn. She moved with her family to Fleming and worked as a telephone operator. On Nov. 30, 1919 she married Chancy Brown and they lived on the old Saylor Ranch northwest of Fleming. They lived on the Bill Wood home stead west of Fleming from 1933 until 1957. Mr. Brown died in 1959. She married Russell Rowan on June 9, 1963 in Fleming. They lived in Sterling and later moved to Fleming. Mr. Rowán died in 1982.
On Sept. 16, 1987 she married Clyde Saylor in Fleming. She was of the Methodist faith. Mrs. Saylor is survived by her husband, Clyde Saylor of Sterling; two daughters, Delores of Seymour, Mo., and Marlene of St. George, Utah; six sons, Marvin Brown of Holbrook, Neb., Rahlon Brown of The Dalles, Ore., Kenneth Brown of Twin Falls, Idaho, Keith Brown of Denver, Alvin Brown of Mitchell, S.D., and Richard Brown of Louisiana; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Wilbert Brown and Melvin Brown; four brothers, three sisters, and one grandchild. Guy P. Miles 1909-1919 is buried in Fleming.
Iris (Miles) Lambert 1906-1932 and Wallace Lambert 1902-1986 are buried in Fleming.
Agnes Pauline (Miles) Hogan 1910-1996 and Alfred Hogan 1907-1983 are buried in Broomfield, Colorado.
Harland Miles 1917-1997 and Fairy L. (Sledd) Miles 1918-2008 are buried in Sterling.
"Mrs. Miles was born April 2, 1918, to James T. and Lucy (Babbitt) Sledd in Akron. She lived with the family in the Kelley area and attended Primrose School.
On July 26, 1940, she married Harland W. Miles in Sterling. They moved to California in 1941 during the war.
They moved back to Colorado, settling northwest of Sterling. In March of 1954, they moved to Willard. They moved to Sterling in 1957, residing here since. "
March 30, 1939 Elwood Bulletin, Elwood, Nebraska -
Moncrief Rites Sunday Afternoon -
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock in the Christian Church for Mrs. R. N. Moncrief, 65, who passed away at her home last Thursday evening at six o'clock. Mrs. Moncrief had been in ill health for some time and her condition became serious about three weeks ago. Death was attributed to heart trouble. Rev. Lowe of McCook was in charge of the services. A quartette composed of Mrs. E. Colgrove, Mrs. Ray Shepherd, H. G. Salisbury and J. H. Furrow sang "Abide With Me," and "No Night There," accompanied by Miss Vera Nelson at the piano. Ford Morgan sang a solo "In The Garden."
Minnie Miles was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin January 17, 1874, and came with her parents to Nebraska in 1880. On March 17, 1894 she was united in marriage to R. N. Moncrief and to this union were born ten children, two of whom preceded her in death. They were Alberta, age 9 months; Melba, age 18 months. Mrs. Moncrief became a member of the Christian Church in 1896 since which time she has been a faithful member. Mrs. Moncrief resided on a farm south of Elwood until 1920 when she and her husband moved to Elwood which has been her home since.
She leaves to mourn her passing her husband; eight children: Clarence of Elwood, Lulu Gruer, Sterling, Colorado, Ruby Wickencamp, Cambridge, Albert of Sterling, Colorado, May Bannister, Palisade, Donald, Elwood, Kenneth, Bakersfield, California, Raymond, Sterling, Colorado; four sisters, Hattie McKenzie and Allie Harms, Elwood, Florence Kempton, Grand View Washington, and Nellie Wheeler, Weiser, Idaho; Six brothers, J. M. Miles, MacGregor, Idaho, Harry and Robert Miles, Fleming, Colorado, Frank Miles and Ben Miles, Elwood; 24 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were six nephews: William, Jesse and Oren McKenzie, Gaylord, Elmer and Lester Miles. Interment was in the Elwood Cemetery.
Leslie "Buzz" Miles, 79, of Sterling, died Saturday, June 3, 1995, in Sterling. Funeral was 2 p.m. today at Holy Cross Church in Sterling with Father John Spence officiating. Burial is at the Fleming Cemetery.
Mr. Miles was born Aug. 30, 1915 to Robert and Minnie Roberts Miles in Elwood, Neb. He moved to Fleming in 1926 and graduated from Fleming High School. Mr. Miles worked at Stickney's in Cheyenne and area furniture stores.
He moved to Sterling in 1968. He retired from Carol's Chair Boutique in 1992. Mr. Miles received the Salesman $100,000 Club Award.
He married Ellen Shea April 27, 1960 in Sterling. He was a member of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church and the Sterling Elks Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen of Sterling; son, Jerry and wife Joan Miles of Worland, Wyo.; daughters, Janice and husband Mel Lynhart of Cheyenne, and Debbie and husband Dennis Mildenberger of Sterling; brother, Charles Miles of Fleming; and 14 grandchildren including special grandchildren Randy and Becky Mildenberger.
Mr. Miles was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard, and two step-sons, Ricky and Mikey.
Charles "Chick" Miles, 77, of Fleming, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 1995, in Denver.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Chaney Walters Funeral Home. Funeral is 10:30 a.m., Monday, at Chaney Walters with the Revs. Mark Matney and Gary Miller officiating.. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Fleming VFW Post No. 7153 at Fleming Cemetery.
Mr. Miles was born Dec. 7, 1917, to Robert and Minnie Roberts Miles in Elwood, Neb. He moved to Fleming in 1926 where he received his schooling. He graduated from Fleming High School in 1936. He married Mary Huss Sept. 18, 1944, in Sterling. Mr. Miles owned and operated Miles Service in Fleming for 48 years. He served in the military during World War II from January 1941 to July 1945.
Mr. Miles was a life member of the Fleming VFW, Sterling Elks Lodge and United Methodist Church. He served as a volunteer fireman for 25 years and as a Boy Scout leader for 15 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Fleming; three sons, Robert and wife Kathy of Greeley, John and Steve and wife Cindy, all of Fleming; two daughters, Linda Lesinki and husband Stan of Per ris, Calif., and Barbara Hiadik and husband D.J. of Cedaredge; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Leonard and Leslie Miles.