Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, July 21, 1955




Graveside services for Michael James Coatney, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther A. Coatney Jr., were held last Thursday afternoon at Holyoke Memorial Park, with Rev. J. Wilson Branstetter, pastor of the Holyoke Methodist church, officiating.


The baby, who was born last May 5 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away Monday, July 11, in Denver at the age of two months and six days.


Surviving besides the parents are four sisters, Twilalou, Beth, Pamela and Marsha; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Coatney Sr., Holyoke, and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ehrlich, Fleming; great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Balderson, Holyoke; and the following other relatives: Mr. and Mrs. Billy Andrew and family, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Baker and family and Mr. and Mrs. D.K. Coatney and family, Fort Morgan, Sgt. Roy Coatney, who is now stationed in Japan, Billy Ehrlich, Fleming, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Kent and family, Torrington, Wyoming.


Out-of-town friends and relatives who attended the funeral included the following: Mr. and Mrs. Billy Andrew and family, Mrs. Pat Turk, Mrs. Hazel Carrier, Mrs. Mary Rogers and Mrs. Lila Krickenburg, all of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Balderson and son, Wray; Rebecca and Terry Kent, Torrington, Wyoming, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Coatney and family and Mr. and Mrs. Willis Baker and family, Fort Morgan, and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ehrlich and son, Fleming.



We wish to thank all the neighbors and friends for their words of sympathy following the death of our son and grandson; also for the flowers, the VFW auxiliary for the lovely dinner, and Rev. J. Wilson Branstetter for words of comfort. - Mr. and Mrs. Luther Coatney Jr. and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ehrlich and son, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Coatney Sr.





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