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Veterans Memorial Listing
Yuma County, Colorado


The base list of veterans buried in Yuma County was compiled by local veterans groups for Memorial Day. A special thanks to the late Stephen Chaplin for providing dates (and many names) for veterans who died after 1990.

The file contains: Veteran's name; war (if service was in war time), rank, unit and branch of service; birth-death dates (if known). Dates are all in mm/dd/yyyy format. This listing doesn't distinguish between Spanish American War service in 1898 and Philippine War service 1899-1902.

Bold print indicates those who died on active duty. Bold underlined print is a link to a page in the Gold Star Veterans Project with more information about the service member.

If you have corrections or additions to this listing please send the details in an email to M.D. Monk, mdmonk@tx.rr.com. Page created by Sergeant Major (Ret) Lee Zion.


Cemetery Lists: Armel, Beecher Island, Eckley, Gilstrap, Idalia-Lucas, Idalia-St Johns, Joes, Kirk, Kirk-Olivet Nazerene, Laird-Hanshaw (Lakeview), Mildred, Pleasant Valley, Private & Family Burial Plots, Vernon-Glendale, Wray-Grandview, Yuma, Cemeteries outside the county and Overseas.


ARMEL CEMETERY


BEECHERS ISLAND BATTLEFIELD
(Memorial Markers for those who were buried on the battlefield after the September 17-19, 1868 battle.)

(Note: Culver, Farley and Wilson were serving as civilian scouts when they were killed. Dr. Moores was hired as "Acting Asst Surgeon" as were 70% of the Army doctors of the period.)


ECKLEY CEMETERY


GIISTRAP FAMILY CEMETERY


IDALIA - LUCAS CEMETERY


IDALIA - ST. JOHNS CEMETERY


JOES MENNONITE CEMETERY


KIRK CEMETERY


KIRK - OLIVET NAZARENE CEMETERY


LAIRD - HANSHAW (LAKEVIEW) CEMETERY


MILDRED CEMETERY


PLEASANT VALLEY CEMETERY


OTHER FAMILY BURIALS


VERNON - GLENDALE CEMETERY



  • Barea, Felix Paul - Army 1979 - 12/22/1959 - 1/20/2012
  • Butler, Bert E. - born at Vernon 1918, moved to Missouri, died December 1944 in the Battle of the Bulge. Buried in Hickory County, Missouri.
  • Catchpole, Lorin "Bud" Colorado National Guard - WWII Army- Phillipines, New Guineas- 1/25/1922 - 8/5/2012 Black Hills Nat'l
  • Cline, James Franklin, Jr. Air Force for four years - 17 months in Japan 3/24/1932 - 12/10/2i12 - Raised in Lone Star and Yujma - no service
  • Cofer, Jack Terrence, attended Yuma schools - Vietnam Marine medic - 12/181950 - 10/13/2011 - body donated to science
  • Dowlin, Philip, Army Rifle Team 1958-1960, 6/9/1922 - 5/10/2012 - from Laird - buried Rapid City, South Dakota
  • "Final tribute will be paid at Santa Ana Friday to Lieutenant Dorrell Elroy Gilmore, 26, Bakersfield. Lieutenant Dorrel Elroy Gilmore, war hero, whose body has been returned from a burial plot in Germany. Funeral services will be held in the Smith Funeral Home in Santa Ana, California, and interment will follow in Fairhaven there. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gilmore, 2840 Alturas Drive, Lieutenant Gilmore was an intelligence officer in General Patton's Third Army. He was killed in action March 28, 1945, while leading a platoon to establish a beachhead on the Main river near Frankfurt. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and the Silver Star. Surviving are his parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Malone Holmes, and a nephew. Craig Elroy Holmes, of Corona Del Mar."
    Dorrell was born in Yuma County in 1919.
  • Hale, Jane Chrismer WWII WAVE - 1921? - 1/18/2012 buried Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ohio
  • Hill, Eldon Ray, Air National Guard mechanic, 12/22/1939 - 7/9/2012 - no cemetery listed
  • Josh, David John, Army Vietnam 1965-1967, two Bronze Stars, 1/28/1945 - 12/18/2011, cremated.  Funeral in Longmont
  • Keeler, Robert C., 2nd Lieut, WWII AAF - DFC - Omaha Beach D-Day +1, 2/14/1919 - 4/15/2009, buried Fort Logan
  • Keith, Richard Lee, Coast Guard, 2/19/1927 - 11/28/2010   - lived at Joes - memorial services Lindon church and in Florida
  • Kohlmeier, Hubert, WWII Army, 9/25/1914 - 2/18/2008, buried Cambridge, Nebraska
  • McNichols, Albert O. - Born Yuma, grew up in Wray - WWII Navy Petty Officer, Pacific, 5/14/1920  - 5/2/2012 - buried Longmont
  • Martin, Russell R., WWII Air Force pilot, 10/11/1923 - 4/16/2009, probably buried near Piper Shores, Maine
  • Mekelburg, Maurice "Moe", Air Force 1954-1957, 9/5/1936 - 12/30/2016, died in Arizona
  • Murrow, Edward, born at Wray four years USAF, 1932 - 5/2/2011, buried Fort Logan
  • Oliver, William J. (Bill), 9/15/1935 - 6/10/2009, memorial services in Yuma, cremated
  • Pinkston, Sidney N., Army Airborne parachutist, VietNam Navy Seabee 1967-1969, reserves in Los Alamos, NM, 1935-4/19/2012 - buried Santa Fe National Cemetery
  • Powell, Perry James, Korea Army, 9/9/1949 - 9/11/2010 memorial service in Fowler, Colorado
  • Rice, George J. Coast Guard 1948-1955 - 12/9/1928 - 11/25/2011 Buried St. Johns Episcopal, Denver
  • Soehner, Hiding -Navy medical 1942 - Marshall Islands -2/15/1921 -  10/24/2010 - buried Desert View Cemetery, Winslow, Arizona
  • Starks, Jerry, 25-year USAF, Vietnam and Korea - 9/11/1933 - 5/19/2011 Services at Wray, Cremated, no burial given
  • Tuell, Richard John (Dick), 1957 Marine in Hawaii, 5/3/1935 - 10/6/2010.  Memorial services in Yuma and in Hawaii.

    To speed up page loading times the Wray and Yuma cemetery lists have been moved to new pages. Follow the links below.


    Cemetery Lists: Armel, Beecher Island, Eckley, Gilstrap, Idalia-Lucas, Idalia-St Johns, Joes, Kirk, Kirk-Nazerene, Laird-Hanshaw (Lakeview), Mildred, Pleasant Valley, Private & Family Burial Plots, Vernon-Glendale, Wray-Grandview, Yuma, Cemeteries outside the county and Overseas.


    Transcribed by Lee C Zion, email lzion@plains.net


    The Virtual Wall - Names listed on the Vietnam War Memorial.


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