Logan County Colorado Pioneers
Toliver J. Turley, father Vall Turley, 9 North 50 West
August 1958 Greeley "Miss Marie Rose Turley, daughter of Mrs. T. J. Turley of Fort Morgan, became the bride of Irvin Leroy Speaker, son of John Speaker of Briggsdale, Friday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of the bride. The Rev. Garnie Atkisson officiated at the double ring ceremony, witnessed by members of the immediate families. Arrangements of roses provided the floral setting for the service. The bride was attired in an afternoon frock of pink nylon and wore white accessories. Her bouquet was of roses. Miss Kathryn Turley, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. She was dressed in blue nylon, with white accessories. The best man was Paul Speaker, brother of the groom. The Speakers are spending their honeymoon at Yellowstone National Park. They will be gone 10 days. The bride is a 1951 graduate of Fort Morgan High school. For the past seven years she has been employed by the Farmers Stale Bank of Fort Morgan. At present, she heads the bookkeeping department. The groom was graduated from Buckingham high with the class of 1946. He has been engaged in ranching and farming since school days."
Irvin Leroy Speaker, 86, longtime area resident, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush.Irvin was born May 21, 1927 to John and Katherine (Kler) Speaker in Haxton. His parents were both born in Norka, Russia. He married Marie R. Turley on August 15, 1958 in Fort Morgan.He attended school at Sunnydale, a country school in the area, and Buckingham High School graduating in 1946.Irvin farmed and raised cattle in the Buckingham-Briggsdale area from 1946 until 2008.
In 2008, after a fire destroyed his house, he and Marie moved to Fort Morgan. He also worked for over twenty years as campaign help at the Great Western Sugar Company in Fort Morgan.He was a member of the Weldon Valley Presbyterian Church in Goodrich.
In his earlier years, Irvin served on an ASCS Committee in Weld County, was a member of the Fort Morgan Elks Lodge, and a member of the Greeley Moose Lodge. He loved to polka dance.Survivors include his wife, Marie of Fort Morgan; two sons, Michael L. Speaker of Briggsdale and Mark J. Speaker of Berthoud; two grandchildren, and two nephews.Irvin was preceded in death by his brother, Paul J. Speaker, his sister, Marion L. Hays, one nephew, and his parents.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church in Fort Morgan. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. in Memory Gardens.
Marie's and Irvin's stone in Fort Morgan has him 1927-2013 and Marie's date of death blank # 69367044.