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Eldon Ray Yetter, age 81, of La Salle, Colo., died Sept. 1, 2007, at his home.

He was born on June 1, 1926, in Atlanta, Mo., to Vencil Ray Yetter and Ruth E. (Brown) Yetter. He moved to Leith, N.D., with his parents as a child. When he was 7 years old he moved with his father to the Greeley area, east of the Latham Reservoir.

Eldon entered the U.S. Army in 1944 at Fort Logan, Colo. He served in the European Theater, under General Patch, during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

He married Genevieve M. Shable on Dec. 22, 1946, at her brother’s home on the Shable family homestead near Milliken.

Eldon farmed in the Greeley and La Salle areas until 1965. Then he began working for the Weld County Road and Bridge Department, where he worked as a foreman until retiring.

Mr. Yetter was a member of the Gilcrest Community Baptist Church, and was baptized at the Greeley Baptist Temple in 1960. He was a member of Fort Vasquez Grange, holding several offices including Master. He served as a 4-H leader teaching gun safety and certifying 4-H members. He was a member of the Coon Hunting Club, participating in field trials and hunting. He was a life member of the La Salle Post No. 9461, V.F.W., where he held several offices. He became a member of the Adamson-Warmuth Post No. 6624, V.F.W., Evans, when the two V.F.W. Posts merged. He was active in the Rocky Mountain Long Ears, using mules for packing out elk during hunting and enjoyed the activities of his family during the mule shows and parades. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, boating, and his dogs.

Above all he loved the time spent with his family. He and his wife were very involved with helping raise their two grandchildren, teaching them many things to help them through life. He also enjoyed cooking, learning at an early age, living with his father. He enjoyed oil painting, finishing several works. He was very patriotic and loved his country. He believed a person’s word was their bond and business was done with a handshake. He had a wonderful sense of humor.

Eldon is survived by his wife, Genevieve; daughters Colleen Lackey and husband John of Hudson, Colo., and La Dean Long and her friend Bob Endreson of Greeley; grandchildren Brandon Long of Austin, Texas, and Karah Long of Greeley.

Services were held on Sept. 5 in Greeley. Interment took place at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or Adamson-Warmuth Post No. 6624, V.F.W., both c/o Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley, Colo., 80634.

Eldon Ray Yetter, age 81, of La Salle, Colo., died Sept. 1, 2007, at his home.

He was born on June 1, 1926, in Atlanta, Mo., to Vencil Ray Yetter and Ruth E. (Brown) Yetter. He moved to Leith, N.D., with his parents as a child. When he was 7 years old he moved with his father to the Greeley area, east of the Latham Reservoir.

Eldon entered the U.S. Army in 1944 at Fort Logan, Colo. He served in the European Theater, under General Patch, during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

He married Genevieve M. Shable on Dec. 22, 1946, at her brother’s home on the Shable family homestead near Milliken.

Eldon farmed in the Greeley and La Salle areas until 1965. Then he began working for the Weld County Road and Bridge Department, where he worked as a foreman until retiring.

Mr. Yetter was a member of the Gilcrest Community Baptist Church, and was baptized at the Greeley Baptist Temple in 1960. He was a member of Fort Vasquez Grange, holding several offices including Master. He served as a 4-H leader teaching gun safety and certifying 4-H members. He was a member of the Coon Hunting Club, participating in field trials and hunting. He was a life member of the La Salle Post No. 9461, V.F.W., where he held several offices. He became a member of the Adamson-Warmuth Post No. 6624, V.F.W., Evans, when the two V.F.W. Posts merged. He was active in the Rocky Mountain Long Ears, using mules for packing out elk during hunting and enjoyed the activities of his family during the mule shows and parades. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, boating, and his dogs.

Above all he loved the time spent with his family. He and his wife were very involved with helping raise their two grandchildren, teaching them many things to help them through life. He also enjoyed cooking, learning at an early age, living with his father. He enjoyed oil painting, finishing several works. He was very patriotic and loved his country. He believed a person’s word was their bond and business was done with a handshake. He had a wonderful sense of humor.

Eldon is survived by his wife, Genevieve; daughters Colleen Lackey and husband John of Hudson, Colo., and La Dean Long and her friend Bob Endreson of Greeley; grandchildren Brandon Long of Austin, Texas, and Karah Long of Greeley.

Services were held on Sept. 5 in Greeley. Interment took place at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or Adamson-Warmuth Post No. 6624, V.F.W., both c/o Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley, Colo., 80634.

Eldon Ray Yetter, age 81, of La Salle, Colo., died Sept. 1, 2007, at his home.

He was born on June 1, 1926, in Atlanta, Mo., to Vencil Ray Yetter and Ruth E. (Brown) Yetter. He moved to Leith, N.D., with his parents as a child. When he was 7 years old he moved with his father to the Greeley area, east of the Latham Reservoir.

Eldon entered the U.S. Army in 1944 at Fort Logan, Colo. He served in the European Theater, under General Patch, during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

He married Genevieve M. Shable on Dec. 22, 1946, at her brother’s home on the Shable family homestead near Milliken.

Eldon farmed in the Greeley and La Salle areas until 1965. Then he began working for the Weld County Road and Bridge Department, where he worked as a foreman until retiring.

Mr. Yetter was a member of the Gilcrest Community Baptist Church, and was baptized at the Greeley Baptist Temple in 1960. He was a member of Fort Vasquez Grange, holding several offices including Master. He served as a 4-H leader teaching gun safety and certifying 4-H members. He was a member of the Coon Hunting Club, participating in field trials and hunting. He was a life member of the La Salle Post No. 9461, V.F.W., where he held several offices. He became a member of the Adamson-Warmuth Post No. 6624, V.F.W., Evans, when the two V.F.W. Posts merged. He was active in the Rocky Mountain Long Ears, using mules for packing out elk during hunting and enjoyed the activities of his family during the mule shows and parades. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, boating, and his dogs.

Above all he loved the time spent with his family. He and his wife were very involved with helping raise their two grandchildren, teaching them many things to help them through life. He also enjoyed cooking, learning at an early age, living with his father. He enjoyed oil painting, finishing several works. He was very patriotic and loved his country. He believed a person’s word was their bond and business was done with a handshake. He had a wonderful sense of humor.

Eldon is survived by his wife, Genevieve; daughters Colleen Lackey and husband John of Hudson, Colo., and La Dean Long and her friend Bob Endreson of Greeley; grandchildren Brandon Long of Austin, Texas, and Karah Long of Greeley.

Services were held on Sept. 5 in Greeley. Interment took place at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or Adamson-Warmuth Post No. 6624, V.F.W., both c/o Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley, Colo., 80634.


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