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Rocky Mountain Obituaries for 10-31-11

Charles Davis Tappy, 76, of Sterling, Colo., passed away Oct. 12, 2011, after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2003.

He was born February 12, 1935, to Halcyone (Hoyle) and Russell Tappy in Sterling, Colo. He grew up on a farm 17 miles north of Stoneham. He went to Liberty, Cotton Creek schools and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1953. He attended NJC and graduated in 1955. While in college he delivered telegrams by bicycle to save money. Charles joined the Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1959. He was in the Nike Ajax Guided Missile (SAM) division working surface to air missiles in Germany. He returned back home and worked with his dad raising cattle.

He married Gayle Writebol on August 7, 1960. Two children, Bryan and Cheryl were born to this union. He worked in town for a year then purchased the farm in the spring of 1962. Along with farming he also worked in town the next 25 years at Northern Motor Freight, Warren Service Station, Resler’s Freight, Sterling Sheet Metal and Great Western Sugar Beet Factory to support the farm.

He was very active in the Christ United Methodist Church, serving on many committees including Trustees. For many years of volunteering and work on the building he was awarded the Quiet Disciple Award. He had a strong faith. He was a member of CUMC Men’s Club, Sterlings Elks Lodge No. 1336, NJC Young Farmers and the Colorado State Young Farmers Association.

He loved visiting with his friends for coffee at McDonalds and loved spending time with family, especially his grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Gayle Tappy; son, Bryan Tappy and wife Janice of Sterling, Colo.; daughter, Cheryl Cooley and husband Vince of Denver, Colo.; four grandsons, Daniel and Joshua Frank of Sterling, Colo., Christopher and Zachary Cooley of Denver, Colo.; and brother, Forrest Tappy of Stoneham, Colo.; and sister-in-law Janice Tappy and brother-in-law Sam Moore of Sterling, Colo.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Norman Tappy; and sister, Phyllis Moore.

Services were held October 17, 2011 at Christ United Methodist Church.

Interment was in the Prairie View Cemetery in Stoneham, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Plains, 100 Broadway Ste. 1A, Sterling, Colo., 80751 or the Logan Coun ty Cooperative Ministries, 230 N. 10th Ave, Sterling, Colo., 80751.

Charles Davis Tappy, 76, of Sterling, Colo., passed away Oct. 12, 2011, after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2003.

He was born February 12, 1935, to Halcyone (Hoyle) and Russell Tappy in Sterling, Colo. He grew up on a farm 17 miles north of Stoneham. He went to Liberty, Cotton Creek schools and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1953. He attended NJC and graduated in 1955. While in college he delivered telegrams by bicycle to save money. Charles joined the Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1959. He was in the Nike Ajax Guided Missile (SAM) division working surface to air missiles in Germany. He returned back home and worked with his dad raising cattle.

He married Gayle Writebol on August 7, 1960. Two children, Bryan and Cheryl were born to this union. He worked in town for a year then purchased the farm in the spring of 1962. Along with farming he also worked in town the next 25 years at Northern Motor Freight, Warren Service Station, Resler’s Freight, Sterling Sheet Metal and Great Western Sugar Beet Factory to support the farm.

He was very active in the Christ United Methodist Church, serving on many committees including Trustees. For many years of volunteering and work on the building he was awarded the Quiet Disciple Award. He had a strong faith. He was a member of CUMC Men’s Club, Sterlings Elks Lodge No. 1336, NJC Young Farmers and the Colorado State Young Farmers Association.

He loved visiting with his friends for coffee at McDonalds and loved spending time with family, especially his grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Gayle Tappy; son, Bryan Tappy and wife Janice of Sterling, Colo.; daughter, Cheryl Cooley and husband Vince of Denver, Colo.; four grandsons, Daniel and Joshua Frank of Sterling, Colo., Christopher and Zachary Cooley of Denver, Colo.; and brother, Forrest Tappy of Stoneham, Colo.; and sister-in-law Janice Tappy and brother-in-law Sam Moore of Sterling, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Norman Tappy; and sister, Phyllis Moore.

Services were held October 17, 2011 at Christ United Methodist Church.

Interment was in the Prairie View Cemetery in Stoneham, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Plains, 100 Broadway Ste. 1A, Sterling, Colo., 80751 or the Logan Coun ty Cooperative Ministries, 230 N. 10th Ave, Sterling, Colo., 80751.

Charles Davis Tappy, 76, of Sterling, Colo., passed away Oct. 12, 2011, after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2003.

He was born February 12, 1935, to Halcyone (Hoyle) and Russell Tappy in Sterling, Colo. He grew up on a farm 17 miles north of Stoneham. He went to Liberty, Cotton Creek schools and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1953. He attended NJC and graduated in 1955. While in college he delivered telegrams by bicycle to save money. Charles joined the Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1959. He was in the Nike Ajax Guided Missile (SAM) division working surface to air missiles in Germany. He returned back home and worked with his dad raising cattle.

He married Gayle Writebol on August 7, 1960. Two children, Bryan and Cheryl were born to this union. He worked in town for a year then purchased the farm in the spring of 1962. Along with farming he also worked in town the next 25 years at Northern Motor Freight, Warren Service Station, Resler’s Freight, Sterling Sheet Metal and Great Western Sugar Beet Factory to support the farm.

He was very active in the Christ United Methodist Church, serving on many committees including Trustees. For many years of volunteering and work on the building he was awarded the Quiet Disciple Award. He had a strong faith. He was a member of CUMC Men’s Club, Sterlings Elks Lodge No. 1336, NJC Young Farmers and the Colorado State Young Farmers Association.

He loved visiting with his friends for coffee at McDonalds and loved spending time with family, especially his grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Gayle Tappy; son, Bryan Tappy and wife Janice of Sterling, Colo.; daughter, Cheryl Cooley and husband Vince of Denver, Colo.; four grandsons, Daniel and Joshua Frank of Sterling, Colo., Christopher and Zachary Cooley of Denver, Colo.; and brother, Forrest Tappy of Stoneham, Colo.; and sister-in-law Janice Tappy and brother-in-law Sam Moore of Sterling, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Norman Tappy; and sister, Phyllis Moore.

Services were held October 17, 2011 at Christ United Methodist Church.

Interment was in the Prairie View Cemetery in Stoneham, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Plains, 100 Broadway Ste. 1A, Sterling, Colo., 80751 or the Logan Coun ty Cooperative Ministries, 230 N. 10th Ave, Sterling, Colo., 80751.

Charles Davis Tappy, 76, of Sterling, Colo., passed away Oct. 12, 2011, after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2003.

He was born February 12, 1935, to Halcyone (Hoyle) and Russell Tappy in Sterling, Colo. He grew up on a farm 17 miles north of Stoneham. He went to Liberty, Cotton Creek schools and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1953. He attended NJC and graduated in 1955. While in college he delivered telegrams by bicycle to save money. Charles joined the Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1959. He was in the Nike Ajax Guided Missile (SAM) division working surface to air missiles in Germany. He returned back home and worked with his dad raising cattle.

He married Gayle Writebol on August 7, 1960. Two children, Bryan and Cheryl were born to this union. He worked in town for a year then purchased the farm in the spring of 1962. Along with farming he also worked in town the next 25 years at Northern Motor Freight, Warren Service Station, Resler’s Freight, Sterling Sheet Metal and Great Western Sugar Beet Factory to support the farm.

He was very active in the Christ United Methodist Church, serving on many committees including Trustees. For many years of volunteering and work on the building he was awarded the Quiet Disciple Award. He had a strong faith. He was a member of CUMC Men’s Club, Sterlings Elks Lodge No. 1336, NJC Young Farmers and the Colorado State Young Farmers Association.

He loved visiting with his friends for coffee at McDonalds and loved spending time with family, especially his grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Gayle Tappy; son, Bryan Tappy and wife Janice of Sterling, Colo.; daughter, Cheryl Cooley and husband Vince of Denver, Colo.; four grandsons, Daniel and Joshua Frank of Sterling, Colo., Christopher and Zachary Cooley of Denver, Colo.; and brother, Forrest Tappy of Stoneham, Colo.; and sister-in-law Janice Tappy and brother-in-law Sam Moore of Sterling, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Norman Tappy; and sister, Phyllis Moore.

Services were held October 17, 2011 at Christ United Methodist Church.

Interment was in the Prairie View Cemetery in Stoneham, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Plains, 100 Broadway Ste. 1A, Sterling, Colo., 80751 or the Logan Coun ty Cooperative Ministries, 230 N. 10th Ave, Sterling, Colo., 80751.

Charles Davis Tappy, 76, of Sterling, Colo., passed away Oct. 12, 2011, after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2003.

He was born February 12, 1935, to Halcyone (Hoyle) and Russell Tappy in Sterling, Colo. He grew up on a farm 17 miles north of Stoneham. He went to Liberty, Cotton Creek schools and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1953. He attended NJC and graduated in 1955. While in college he delivered telegrams by bicycle to save money. Charles joined the Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1959. He was in the Nike Ajax Guided Missile (SAM) division working surface to air missiles in Germany. He returned back home and worked with his dad raising cattle.

He married Gayle Writebol on August 7, 1960. Two children, Bryan and Cheryl were born to this union. He worked in town for a year then purchased the farm in the spring of 1962. Along with farming he also worked in town the next 25 years at Northern Motor Freight, Warren Service Station, Resler’s Freight, Sterling Sheet Metal and Great Western Sugar Beet Factory to support the farm.

He was very active in the Christ United Methodist Church, serving on many committees including Trustees. For many years of volunteering and work on the building he was awarded the Quiet Disciple Award. He had a strong faith. He was a member of CUMC Men’s Club, Sterlings Elks Lodge No. 1336, NJC Young Farmers and the Colorado State Young Farmers Association.

He loved visiting with his friends for coffee at McDonalds and loved spending time with family, especially his grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Gayle Tappy; son, Bryan Tappy and wife Janice of Sterling, Colo.; daughter, Cheryl Cooley and husband Vince of Denver, Colo.; four grandsons, Daniel and Joshua Frank of Sterling, Colo., Christopher and Zachary Cooley of Denver, Colo.; and brother, Forrest Tappy of Stoneham, Colo.; and sister-in-law Janice Tappy and brother-in-law Sam Moore of Sterling, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Norman Tappy; and sister, Phyllis Moore.

Services were held October 17, 2011 at Christ United Methodist Church.

Interment was in the Prairie View Cemetery in Stoneham, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Plains, 100 Broadway Ste. 1A, Sterling, Colo., 80751 or the Logan Coun ty Cooperative Ministries, 230 N. 10th Ave, Sterling, Colo., 80751.

Charles Davis Tappy, 76, of Sterling, Colo., passed away Oct. 12, 2011, after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2003.

He was born February 12, 1935, to Halcyone (Hoyle) and Russell Tappy in Sterling, Colo. He grew up on a farm 17 miles north of Stoneham. He went to Liberty, Cotton Creek schools and graduated from Stoneham High School in 1953. He attended NJC and graduated in 1955. While in college he delivered telegrams by bicycle to save money. Charles joined the Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1959. He was in the Nike Ajax Guided Missile (SAM) division working surface to air missiles in Germany. He returned back home and worked with his dad raising cattle.

He married Gayle Writebol on August 7, 1960. Two children, Bryan and Cheryl were born to this union. He worked in town for a year then purchased the farm in the spring of 1962. Along with farming he also worked in town the next 25 years at Northern Motor Freight, Warren Service Station, Resler’s Freight, Sterling Sheet Metal and Great Western Sugar Beet Factory to support the farm.

He was very active in the Christ United Methodist Church, serving on many committees including Trustees. For many years of volunteering and work on the building he was awarded the Quiet Disciple Award. He had a strong faith. He was a member of CUMC Men’s Club, Sterlings Elks Lodge No. 1336, NJC Young Farmers and the Colorado State Young Farmers Association.

He loved visiting with his friends for coffee at McDonalds and loved spending time with family, especially his grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Gayle Tappy; son, Bryan Tappy and wife Janice of Sterling, Colo.; daughter, Cheryl Cooley and husband Vince of Denver, Colo.; four grandsons, Daniel and Joshua Frank of Sterling, Colo., Christopher and Zachary Cooley of Denver, Colo.; and brother, Forrest Tappy of Stoneham, Colo.; and sister-in-law Janice Tappy and brother-in-law Sam Moore of Sterling, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Norman Tappy; and sister, Phyllis Moore.

Services were held October 17, 2011 at Christ United Methodist Church.

Interment was in the Prairie View Cemetery in Stoneham, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Plains, 100 Broadway Ste. 1A, Sterling, Colo., 80751 or the Logan Coun ty Cooperative Ministries, 230 N. 10th Ave, Sterling, Colo., 80751.