Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, March 4, 1965




John W. Bacon of Denver, who lived here for many years, passed away last Thursday, February 25, at Presbyterian Hospital in Denver. Death was attributed to complications resulting from a fractured hip which Mr. Bacon sustained in a fall about a week earlier. He was 88 years of age.


Services were held Monday morning at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Denver. Interment was at Holyoke Memorial Park later that day beside the grave of his wife* who passed away in 1926. Graveside rites were conducted by Rev. John C. Walsh of St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Holyoke.


A native of Crawford County, Arkansas, Mr. Bacon was born December 24, 1876. He and his wife came to Colorado in 1908 and homesteaded in Yuma County between Holyoke and Wray. They moved to Holyoke in 1917 and Mr. Bacon was in the grocery and meat business for some time, associated with M.C. Kelly and Earl Russell.


Mr. Bacon moved to Denver in 1938, where he had since made his home. He had resided in a nursing home since September 1964.


Survivors include three sons, Ernest, Des Moines, Iowa, and Cullen and Stanley both of Denver; two brothers, Cullen and Clayton Bacon, Stillwell, Oklahoma; two sisters, Mrs. H.L. Larkin, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Ruth Bigby, Fresno, California; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Mary Laird, Big Timber, Montana; one stepson, Robert Twiss, Otis, Colorado; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Two stepsons, Ed and Roy Twiss, preceded him in death.


* Orpha M. Reno




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