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The Fence Post obituary: Conald R. Shuman

Conald R. Shuman, 75

Sept. 20, 1943 – April 22, 2019

Fort Morgan, Colo.

Conald R. Shuman, lovingly known as “C.B.”, age 75, passed away on April 22, 2019. He was born Sept. 20, 1943, in Dodge City, Kan., to John F. and Bonnie E. Shuman.

C.B. graduated from Agate High School in Agate, Colo., with five classmates with whom he remained the best of friends for over 55 years. He attended Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colo., and graduated from Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Okla.

C.B. was raised in the Agate and Deer Trail community on a prominent purebred Shorthorn cattle ranch. He spent his youth showing cattle and loving the ranching way of life. While working as a real estate agent, C.B. raised his four children in Strasburg, Colo. He later moved to Fort Morgan where he lived for over 20 years and worked as a sales representative for Morton Buildings.

From coaching baseball when his children were young to being a score keeper for the CHSAA State Wrestling Championships for nearly 30 years, C.B. loved being involved in his community. He was a favorite when he played Santa Claus for many years at area nursing homes. C.B.’s volunteer activities also included the Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department and serving as a coach for the Morgan County 4-H Livestock Team. He was a 50 year member of the Byers, Colo., Masonic Lodge, a long time member of the National Western Stock Show, Jaycees, Elks Lodge and United Methodist Church.

C.B. cherished time spent with his family and enjoyed traveling, playing cribbage, and his Nash Metropolitan collector cars.

C.B. never met a stranger, was loved and admired by all who knew him, saw only the very best in people, and had a sense of humor as dry as the desert. To put it simply, he was dearly loved.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Fort Morgan; four children, Brian of Everrett, Wash.; Scott (Krista) of Eaton, Colo.; Barbara Shafer of Aurora, Colo.; and John (Lori) Shuman of Mesa, Ariz.; three step children including Michelle (Terry) Herbst of Fort Morgan; and Sheri (Pat) Rogers of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; a brother, Ron (MaryAnn) Shuman of Sparta, Tenn.; five grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life service was held on April 27, 2019, at the Fort Morgan United Methodist Church. The Heer Mortuary & Crematory was entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Friends who may wish to make memorial gifts in C.B.’s name to the National Western Scholarship Trust Fund, should send gifts to the NWSS, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver, CO 80216.

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