Yuma County, Colorado
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Charles H. and brother Clark Moore, Phillip T. and Elizabeth C. (Moore) Edmonds, 1 South 43 West
Elizabeth cash-claimed 160 acres in 13, 1S 43W in 1889.
Norma May Buford, 94, was born May 28, 1912 in Pueblo, CO. She died July 27, 2006 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was a long time secretary and founding member of the Anglican Church of the Holy Cross. Norma is preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, John C. Buford. She is survived by a daughter Susan and husband Herb Dubberstein; sons John and wife Pat Buford and Tom Buford; 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be made to the Church of the Holy Cross. Viewing will be Sunday, July 30, 2006 from 9 to 5 at Smith and Kernke Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Monday, July 31, 2006 at the Anglican Church of the Holy Cross, 10509 N. Council Road. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Published in The Oklahoman on July 30, 2006
Norma is buried in Oklahoma City # 15089192
Robert S. Booyes 1838-1999 is buried in Wray # 17013984.
Marilyn Joyce (Mekelburg) Boyes Sunsdahl passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Wray, Colorado. She was born to Theodore (Ted) and Loretta (Oman) Mekelburg in Sterling, Colorado, October 4, 1938.
Marilyn grew up on the family farm and attended school at Lone Star and Yuma. She met and married Robert (Bob) Boyes March 28, 1970, and they made their home in Wray.
They were blessed with the birth of their daughter Melissa on September 4, 1971. Marilyn and Bob managed the Elks Club, owned the Sears catalog store, had a carpet cleaning business and their last team endeavor was Bob’s Pizza Plus restaurant in Wray before Bob passed away on November 24, 1999.
Marilyn married Marvin Sunsdahl in Wray, Colorado on November 16, 2007. They enjoyed traveling as they engaged in seasonal work on our highways. Marilyn’s favorite job was driving the steam roller, but some bosses were prejudice against a woman running the steam roller. Her least favorite job was as a flagger, but she brought her positive attitude to every job she was given. She will be remembered for the kindness in her eyes and her smile that could make anyone feel at peace. Marilyn is survived by her husband, Marvin; daughter, Melissa Boyes and fiance’, Trevor; step-children, Stan and Valerie; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sister, Donna (Mekelburg) Applequist; and two brothers Charles (Chuck) Mekelburg and Howard Mekelburg; Bob’s mother, Marjorie Boyes; brother-in-law, Gary and sister-in-law, Mary and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her late husband Bob Boyes; brother-in-law, Wayne Applequist; sister-in-laws, Cheryl Mekelburg and Cora Mekelburg; and her parents, Ted and Loretta Mekelburg.
A Memorial service was held Saturday, May 9, 2015, 2:00 p.m. at the Schmidt-Jones Funeral Home in Wray, Colorado with Norman Stott officiating. Schmidt-Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
February 15, 1923
Mrs. Nancy Jane Graham, beloved wife of J. E, Graham, respected pioneer citizen of Yuma county, and mother of several of Wray's successful business men, closed her eyes in peaceful sleep Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the age of 72 years and 24 days. The death messenger had hovered over the Graham home for several days, so that her death was not entirely unexpected to relatives, neighbors and close friends. Nancy Jane Bailey was born Jan. 20, 1851, in eastern Tennessee. When but a child she moved with her parents to southern Illinois, where she spent her girlhood days. Here it was that she met and married Mr. Joseph E. Graham, her companion for more than half a century, the wedding having taken place April 9, 1870.
This union was blessed with five children, all of whom, with the husband, survive, The children arc J. 0. Graham, Mrs. Julius Schafer, Elmer Graham, Mrs. Walter Hadlock and Harvey Graham, all residents of Yuma county.
Mr. and Mrs. Graham moved from Illinois to Iowa in 1874, and in 1886 moved from Iowa to Butler county, Nebraska, After a residence there of approximately three years, they came to Yuma county, Colorado, settling on a, homestead about seven miles southwest of Wray, where they resided for a number of years. They moved to Wray some 20 years ago and had continued their residence here since that time. Mrs. Graham had been a faithful member of the Methodist church for than 50 years. She was a beautiful christian character, a loving and dutiful wife, a fond and considerate mother, a neighbor worthy of the name, and a real friend in the time of need.
Her death, which was duo to the ravages of advancing age, marks tho first break in tho family circle.
Mrs. Graham was particularly fortunate in having the close association of all her children, all through the years after they had reached the age of maturity and had established homes of their own. Few if any, days ever passed when some one of the five did not get back to the old home roof for a time.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in this city today at 11 oclock, conducted by Rev. Lucas. Burial took place in Grandview cemetery. Besides the husband and children, Mrs. Graham is survived by a sister, Mrs. L. D. Smith, of this city, and also by many other relatives and a legion of friends. The sincere sympathy of many friends is extended the husband, ohildren and other relatives in their bereavement."
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