Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, May 23, 1968


Mrs. Blanche Harmon, a pioneer resident of this community, passed away Friday, May 17, at Melissa Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since May 8. She was 81 years of age and had resided in this area for 68 years.


Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Holyoke Christian Church. Donald Gordon, minister of the Christian church, officiated. Interment was at the Pleasant Valley cemetery southeast of Holyoke, with arrangements in charge of the Lewis Funeral Home.


As Blanche Eliza North, a daughter of George and Susan (Yount) North, Mrs. Harmon was born August 15, 1886, at Ness City, Kansas. She lived in that community until 1900, when she moved to the Holyoke area. On February 4, 1904, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Elmer Harmon, who passed away on March 30, 1967.


Surviving Mrs. Harmon are one daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Anderson, of Denver; two sons, Harold D. Harmon, Bellflower, California, and Zack O. Harmon, Denver; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Power, Lynwood, California, Mrs. Mary Martin, Holyoke, and Mrs. Emma Hill, Imperial, Nebraska; two brothers, Claude North, Holyoke, and Bruce North, Bazine, Kansas; one grandson, Bruce T. Harmon, who is serving in the Army at West Point, New York; and many other relatives and friends.  Preceding Mrs. Harmon in death besides her husband were her parents and son, George Leonard Harmon, who was a barber in Holyoke for a number of years.



We wish to express our gratitude to Dr. Roark, the nurses and the entire hospital staff for their excellent care and consideration shown our mother during her hospitalization. Thanks also to all who sent cards and flowers and showed their thoughtfulness in so many other ways. Your kindness has been greatly appreciated. - Harold Harmon, Zack Harmon, Geraldine Anderson,

Frieda Harmon Andrews







Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, April 6, 1967


Elmer Harmon, 90, an early pioneer of the Holyoke community, passed away at about noon Thursday, March 30, at Melissa Memorial Hospital following an extended period of failing health. He had been a resident of Sheridan Manor Nursing Home here for several months.


Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Lewis Funeral chapel with James Dobyns, minister of the Holyoke Christian church, officiating. Interment was at the Pleasant Valley cemetery southeast of Holyoke. Lewis Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements..


A son of Marion and Jane Harmon, Lloyd Elmer Harmon was born near Mattoon, Illinois on May 5, 1876.  Elmer was just 13 years of age when the family moved to a homestead southwest of Holyoke. Mr. Harmon resided in this community the rest of his life. On February 4, 1904, he was united in marriage with Blanche North. To this union four children were born, three of whom survive.


Preceding Mr. Harmon in death were his parents, two brothers, one sister and one son, Leonard, who was a barber in Holyoke for many years. Surviving are his widow, Blanche, Holyoke; two sons, Harold Harmon, Bellflower, California, and Zach Harmon, Denver; one daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Anderson, Denver; one grandson, Bruce Harmon, who is serving in the armed forces in Viet Nam; two brothers, D.L. Harmon, Olathe, and W.F. Harmon, Ordway; and many other relatives and friends.









Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, November 3, 1976


Graveside services were held Monday, October 28, 1976 at Pleasant Valley cemetery, Holyoke, for Zack Harmon, who passed away Friday, October 22 at Denver General Hospital. Rev. Eldon Shoemaker, minister of the United Methodist church officiated at the service.


Zack Orman Harmon was born January 9, 1911 to Lloyd and Blanche North Harmon at Holyoke. Zack attended schools in the Holyoke area. He worked in Denver as a general laborer until his retirement.

Zack was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Leonard. He is survived by his brother, Harold, Montrose; a sister, Geraldine Anderson, Denver; a nephew, Bruce Harmon, Holyoke.






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