Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, February 24, 1966




Donald L. Cordrey, 53, of Phoenix, Arizona, who resided in this community for 25 years, passed away Thursday morning February 17, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix following a long period of Illness.


Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the A.L. Moore & Sons Mortuary in Phoenix and at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 21, at the Holyoke Christian Church. Officiating at the services here was James Dobyns, minister of the local Christian church. Interment was at Holyoke Memorial Park, with arrangements in charge of the Lewis Funeral Home.


A son of Emmett and Mollie (Fansher) Cordrey, Donald Leonard Cordrey was born May 23, 1912, near Forbes, Missouri and moved to the Holyoke community with his parents in 1918. He was graduated from Phillips County High School here in 1932.


Mr. Cordrey moved to Phoenix in 1943 and resided there until his death. He recently retired after being employed by Sears, Roebuck & Co. for 20 years. He was never married.


His father, Emmett Cordrey preceded him in death in 1947.


Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mollie Cordrey, Holyoke; two brothers, Russell, Holyoke, and Willard, Phoenix, Arizona; four sisters Mrs. Irene Sheffield, Denver, Miss Pauline Cordrey and Betty, Mrs. Leonard Baumert, both of Holyoke, and Mrs. Thelma Boyd, Albion, Michigan; four nieces, four nephews, one great-niece; and many other relatives and friends.


Donald L. Cordrey


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