Rocky Mountain Obituaries for 1-26: Leonard Price; Chester Ellery Pitcher; John Everett Lowell; Gay L. Sailer; Marlene Elizabeth Luttmer Skjoldager; David A. "Sonny" Fagerberg Jr.; | TheFencePost.com
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Rocky Mountain Obituaries for 1-26: Leonard Price; Chester Ellery Pitcher; John Everett Lowell; Gay L. Sailer; Marlene Elizabeth Luttmer Skjoldager; David A. "Sonny" Fagerberg Jr.;

Leonard Price, age 78, of Haswell, Colo., died unexpectedly at his home on Dec. 13, 2008.

He was born in Gate, Okla., on Feb. 17, 1930, to Milton and Opal (Hester) Price. He helped on the family farm, milking, hauling cream, thrashing grain, and whatever else needed to be done. After high school, he moved to Cheyenne Wells and went to work for Nels Hevner at his meat processing business, where Leonard learned his lifelong trade.

Leonard married Morena Duvall on March 25, 1951, in Clayton, N.M. They made their home north of Wild Horse.

He worked for Cheyenne county Road and Bridge, and Morena did the farming. The family moved to Wichita, Kan., in 1955, for a job with Boeing Aircraft that disappeared before they arrived. He went to work at Sunflower Packing Plant and moonlighted as a janitor and painter. In 1963, a little grocery store in Haswell was for sale. Leonard and Morena bought L & M market and moved their family out of the city.

They loved the small town atmosphere and friendships that they developed. They ran the store as a family business, and taught their children the value of a strong work ethic, honesty, and respect for others. They also ran a rural mail route and a school bus route. In 1976, they built a meat processing plant in Haswell, sold the store, and Leonard worked there until his retirement in 2002.

In 1993, Leonard’s heart was broken with the death of Morena.His life would never be the same, but in 1996, Leonard went on a blind date with Earlene Karle – a date that was the beginning of nearly 13 years of love.

Leonard and Earlene shared many good times, sad times, work and worry, but they handled it all together. Leonard will be greatly missed.

In 1996, Leonard returned to his plant, L & M Processing. After getting things running smoothly again, Leonard sold the plant to his granddaughter and her husband, Scott and Polly Gyurman. Leonard loved his grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. He served his community in countless ways, including as a member of the Haswell Town Council, the Weisbrod Hospital Board, and as a Kiowa County Commissioner for two terms. He enjoyed working with the people of Kiowa county.

He loved to hunt and fish. He also loved horse races. He always had a wonderful time with Merle Frazee and his family at the races.

Leonard is survived by Earlene Karle; children Debbie and husband Ron Howe, Montie Price and wife Gloria, and Ramona Jones; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Lauretta and husband Rodney Blankenbaker, and Bobby Harris.

Services were held on Dec. 18 in Eads, Colo. Interment took place at the Haswell Cemetery.

Friends and family may send their condolences and sign the guest book at http://www.brownfuneraldirectors.com.

Leonard Price, age 78, of Haswell, Colo., died unexpectedly at his home on Dec. 13, 2008.

He was born in Gate, Okla., on Feb. 17, 1930, to Milton and Opal (Hester) Price. He helped on the family farm, milking, hauling cream, thrashing grain, and whatever else needed to be done. After high school, he moved to Cheyenne Wells and went to work for Nels Hevner at his meat processing business, where Leonard learned his lifelong trade.

Leonard married Morena Duvall on March 25, 1951, in Clayton, N.M. They made their home north of Wild Horse.

He worked for Cheyenne county Road and Bridge, and Morena did the farming. The family moved to Wichita, Kan., in 1955, for a job with Boeing Aircraft that disappeared before they arrived. He went to work at Sunflower Packing Plant and moonlighted as a janitor and painter. In 1963, a little grocery store in Haswell was for sale. Leonard and Morena bought L & M market and moved their family out of the city.

They loved the small town atmosphere and friendships that they developed. They ran the store as a family business, and taught their children the value of a strong work ethic, honesty, and respect for others. They also ran a rural mail route and a school bus route. In 1976, they built a meat processing plant in Haswell, sold the store, and Leonard worked there until his retirement in 2002.

In 1993, Leonard’s heart was broken with the death of Morena.His life would never be the same, but in 1996, Leonard went on a blind date with Earlene Karle – a date that was the beginning of nearly 13 years of love.

Leonard and Earlene shared many good times, sad times, work and worry, but they handled it all together. Leonard will be greatly missed.

In 1996, Leonard returned to his plant, L & M Processing. After getting things running smoothly again, Leonard sold the plant to his granddaughter and her husband, Scott and Polly Gyurman. Leonard loved his grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. He served his community in countless ways, including as a member of the Haswell Town Council, the Weisbrod Hospital Board, and as a Kiowa County Commissioner for two terms. He enjoyed working with the people of Kiowa county.

He loved to hunt and fish. He also loved horse races. He always had a wonderful time with Merle Frazee and his family at the races.

Leonard is survived by Earlene Karle; children Debbie and husband Ron Howe, Montie Price and wife Gloria, and Ramona Jones; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Lauretta and husband Rodney Blankenbaker, and Bobby Harris.

Services were held on Dec. 18 in Eads, Colo. Interment took place at the Haswell Cemetery.

Friends and family may send their condolences and sign the guest book at http://www.brownfuneraldirectors.com.

Leonard Price, age 78, of Haswell, Colo., died unexpectedly at his home on Dec. 13, 2008.

He was born in Gate, Okla., on Feb. 17, 1930, to Milton and Opal (Hester) Price. He helped on the family farm, milking, hauling cream, thrashing grain, and whatever else needed to be done. After high school, he moved to Cheyenne Wells and went to work for Nels Hevner at his meat processing business, where Leonard learned his lifelong trade.

Leonard married Morena Duvall on March 25, 1951, in Clayton, N.M. They made their home north of Wild Horse.

He worked for Cheyenne county Road and Bridge, and Morena did the farming. The family moved to Wichita, Kan., in 1955, for a job with Boeing Aircraft that disappeared before they arrived. He went to work at Sunflower Packing Plant and moonlighted as a janitor and painter. In 1963, a little grocery store in Haswell was for sale. Leonard and Morena bought L & M market and moved their family out of the city.

They loved the small town atmosphere and friendships that they developed. They ran the store as a family business, and taught their children the value of a strong work ethic, honesty, and respect for others. They also ran a rural mail route and a school bus route. In 1976, they built a meat processing plant in Haswell, sold the store, and Leonard worked there until his retirement in 2002.

In 1993, Leonard’s heart was broken with the death of Morena.His life would never be the same, but in 1996, Leonard went on a blind date with Earlene Karle – a date that was the beginning of nearly 13 years of love.

Leonard and Earlene shared many good times, sad times, work and worry, but they handled it all together. Leonard will be greatly missed.

In 1996, Leonard returned to his plant, L & M Processing. After getting things running smoothly again, Leonard sold the plant to his granddaughter and her husband, Scott and Polly Gyurman. Leonard loved his grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. He served his community in countless ways, including as a member of the Haswell Town Council, the Weisbrod Hospital Board, and as a Kiowa County Commissioner for two terms. He enjoyed working with the people of Kiowa county.

He loved to hunt and fish. He also loved horse races. He always had a wonderful time with Merle Frazee and his family at the races.

Leonard is survived by Earlene Karle; children Debbie and husband Ron Howe, Montie Price and wife Gloria, and Ramona Jones; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Lauretta and husband Rodney Blankenbaker, and Bobby Harris.

Services were held on Dec. 18 in Eads, Colo. Interment took place at the Haswell Cemetery.

Friends and family may send their condolences and sign the guest book at http://www.brownfuneraldirectors.com.

Leonard Price, age 78, of Haswell, Colo., died unexpectedly at his home on Dec. 13, 2008.

He was born in Gate, Okla., on Feb. 17, 1930, to Milton and Opal (Hester) Price. He helped on the family farm, milking, hauling cream, thrashing grain, and whatever else needed to be done. After high school, he moved to Cheyenne Wells and went to work for Nels Hevner at his meat processing business, where Leonard learned his lifelong trade.

Leonard married Morena Duvall on March 25, 1951, in Clayton, N.M. They made their home north of Wild Horse.

He worked for Cheyenne county Road and Bridge, and Morena did the farming. The family moved to Wichita, Kan., in 1955, for a job with Boeing Aircraft that disappeared before they arrived. He went to work at Sunflower Packing Plant and moonlighted as a janitor and painter. In 1963, a little grocery store in Haswell was for sale. Leonard and Morena bought L & M market and moved their family out of the city.

They loved the small town atmosphere and friendships that they developed. They ran the store as a family business, and taught their children the value of a strong work ethic, honesty, and respect for others. They also ran a rural mail route and a school bus route. In 1976, they built a meat processing plant in Haswell, sold the store, and Leonard worked there until his retirement in 2002.

In 1993, Leonard’s heart was broken with the death of Morena.His life would never be the same, but in 1996, Leonard went on a blind date with Earlene Karle – a date that was the beginning of nearly 13 years of love.

Leonard and Earlene shared many good times, sad times, work and worry, but they handled it all together. Leonard will be greatly missed.

In 1996, Leonard returned to his plant, L & M Processing. After getting things running smoothly again, Leonard sold the plant to his granddaughter and her husband, Scott and Polly Gyurman. Leonard loved his grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. He served his community in countless ways, including as a member of the Haswell Town Council, the Weisbrod Hospital Board, and as a Kiowa County Commissioner for two terms. He enjoyed working with the people of Kiowa county.

He loved to hunt and fish. He also loved horse races. He always had a wonderful time with Merle Frazee and his family at the races.

Leonard is survived by Earlene Karle; children Debbie and husband Ron Howe, Montie Price and wife Gloria, and Ramona Jones; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Lauretta and husband Rodney Blankenbaker, and Bobby Harris.

Services were held on Dec. 18 in Eads, Colo. Interment took place at the Haswell Cemetery.

Friends and family may send their condolences and sign the guest book at http://www.brownfuneraldirectors.com.

Leonard Price, age 78, of Haswell, Colo., died unexpectedly at his home on Dec. 13, 2008.

He was born in Gate, Okla., on Feb. 17, 1930, to Milton and Opal (Hester) Price. He helped on the family farm, milking, hauling cream, thrashing grain, and whatever else needed to be done. After high school, he moved to Cheyenne Wells and went to work for Nels Hevner at his meat processing business, where Leonard learned his lifelong trade.

Leonard married Morena Duvall on March 25, 1951, in Clayton, N.M. They made their home north of Wild Horse.

He worked for Cheyenne county Road and Bridge, and Morena did the farming. The family moved to Wichita, Kan., in 1955, for a job with Boeing Aircraft that disappeared before they arrived. He went to work at Sunflower Packing Plant and moonlighted as a janitor and painter. In 1963, a little grocery store in Haswell was for sale. Leonard and Morena bought L & M market and moved their family out of the city.

They loved the small town atmosphere and friendships that they developed. They ran the store as a family business, and taught their children the value of a strong work ethic, honesty, and respect for others. They also ran a rural mail route and a school bus route. In 1976, they built a meat processing plant in Haswell, sold the store, and Leonard worked there until his retirement in 2002.

In 1993, Leonard’s heart was broken with the death of Morena.His life would never be the same, but in 1996, Leonard went on a blind date with Earlene Karle – a date that was the beginning of nearly 13 years of love.

Leonard and Earlene shared many good times, sad times, work and worry, but they handled it all together. Leonard will be greatly missed.

In 1996, Leonard returned to his plant, L & M Processing. After getting things running smoothly again, Leonard sold the plant to his granddaughter and her husband, Scott and Polly Gyurman. Leonard loved his grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. He served his community in countless ways, including as a member of the Haswell Town Council, the Weisbrod Hospital Board, and as a Kiowa County Commissioner for two terms. He enjoyed working with the people of Kiowa county.

He loved to hunt and fish. He also loved horse races. He always had a wonderful time with Merle Frazee and his family at the races.

Leonard is survived by Earlene Karle; children Debbie and husband Ron Howe, Montie Price and wife Gloria, and Ramona Jones; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Lauretta and husband Rodney Blankenbaker, and Bobby Harris.

Services were held on Dec. 18 in Eads, Colo. Interment took place at the Haswell Cemetery.

Friends and family may send their condolences and sign the guest book at http://www.brownfuneraldirectors.com.

Leonard Price, age 78, of Haswell, Colo., died unexpectedly at his home on Dec. 13, 2008.

He was born in Gate, Okla., on Feb. 17, 1930, to Milton and Opal (Hester) Price. He helped on the family farm, milking, hauling cream, thrashing grain, and whatever else needed to be done. After high school, he moved to Cheyenne Wells and went to work for Nels Hevner at his meat processing business, where Leonard learned his lifelong trade.

Leonard married Morena Duvall on March 25, 1951, in Clayton, N.M. They made their home north of Wild Horse.

He worked for Cheyenne county Road and Bridge, and Morena did the farming. The family moved to Wichita, Kan., in 1955, for a job with Boeing Aircraft that disappeared before they arrived. He went to work at Sunflower Packing Plant and moonlighted as a janitor and painter. In 1963, a little grocery store in Haswell was for sale. Leonard and Morena bought L & M market and moved their family out of the city.

They loved the small town atmosphere and friendships that they developed. They ran the store as a family business, and taught their children the value of a strong work ethic, honesty, and respect for others. They also ran a rural mail route and a school bus route. In 1976, they built a meat processing plant in Haswell, sold the store, and Leonard worked there until his retirement in 2002.

In 1993, Leonard’s heart was broken with the death of Morena.His life would never be the same, but in 1996, Leonard went on a blind date with Earlene Karle – a date that was the beginning of nearly 13 years of love.

Leonard and Earlene shared many good times, sad times, work and worry, but they handled it all together. Leonard will be greatly missed.

In 1996, Leonard returned to his plant, L & M Processing. After getting things running smoothly again, Leonard sold the plant to his granddaughter and her husband, Scott and Polly Gyurman. Leonard loved his grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. He served his community in countless ways, including as a member of the Haswell Town Council, the Weisbrod Hospital Board, and as a Kiowa County Commissioner for two terms. He enjoyed working with the people of Kiowa county.

He loved to hunt and fish. He also loved horse races. He always had a wonderful time with Merle Frazee and his family at the races.

Leonard is survived by Earlene Karle; children Debbie and husband Ron Howe, Montie Price and wife Gloria, and Ramona Jones; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Lauretta and husband Rodney Blankenbaker, and Bobby Harris.

Services were held on Dec. 18 in Eads, Colo. Interment took place at the Haswell Cemetery.

Friends and family may send their condolences and sign the guest book at http://www.brownfuneraldirectors.com.


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