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Western Slope Obituaries 4-25-11

Lawrence Elmo “Bud” Spore, 90, passed away April 13, 2011 at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta, Colo.

He was born to Lawrence Elmo and Margery Christine (Watson) Spore on February 5, 1921 in Paonia, Colo. He spent his childhood in Paonia, Colo., attending school at the Bone Mesa School House.

Bud was a Purple Heart recipient, serving with the 306th Infantry Regiment 77th Division in the Philippines during World War II.

He married Idonna Faye Drake on November 8, 1946, in Delta, Colo. Together they lived in Paonia, Colo., until 1957 when he moved to Sapinero, Colo., then on to Gunnison, Colo., where he was ranch foreman for LeValley Hereford Ranches until retiring to Cedaredge, Colo., in 1983.

During his Gunnison, Colo., years, Bud was a 4-H leader, loved riding horses and attending the annual Cattlemen’s Days rodeos. In his retirement years he enjoyed watching the Denver Bronco games, yardwork, and keeping up on current events and world affairs. He looked forward to weekly visits with all his family members.

He is survived by his children son, Bret Spore of Gunnison, Colo.; daughter, Lana Williams (Bill) of Gunnison, Colo.; and daughter, Crystal Hansen (Bill) of Delta, Colo.; his brother, Gavin Spore of Hotchkiss, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren with one more on the way.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill Spore; sisters, Mary Cairns and Margery Houseweart; and his wife of almost 60 years, Idonna.

Memorial services were held April 19, 2011 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss, Colo.

Interment followed at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Paonia, Colo.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.

Lawrence Elmo “Bud” Spore, 90, passed away April 13, 2011 at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta, Colo.

He was born to Lawrence Elmo and Margery Christine (Watson) Spore on February 5, 1921 in Paonia, Colo. He spent his childhood in Paonia, Colo., attending school at the Bone Mesa School House.

Bud was a Purple Heart recipient, serving with the 306th Infantry Regiment 77th Division in the Philippines during World War II.

He married Idonna Faye Drake on November 8, 1946, in Delta, Colo. Together they lived in Paonia, Colo., until 1957 when he moved to Sapinero, Colo., then on to Gunnison, Colo., where he was ranch foreman for LeValley Hereford Ranches until retiring to Cedaredge, Colo., in 1983.

During his Gunnison, Colo., years, Bud was a 4-H leader, loved riding horses and attending the annual Cattlemen’s Days rodeos. In his retirement years he enjoyed watching the Denver Bronco games, yardwork, and keeping up on current events and world affairs. He looked forward to weekly visits with all his family members.

He is survived by his children son, Bret Spore of Gunnison, Colo.; daughter, Lana Williams (Bill) of Gunnison, Colo.; and daughter, Crystal Hansen (Bill) of Delta, Colo.; his brother, Gavin Spore of Hotchkiss, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren with one more on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill Spore; sisters, Mary Cairns and Margery Houseweart; and his wife of almost 60 years, Idonna.

Memorial services were held April 19, 2011 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss, Colo.

Interment followed at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Paonia, Colo.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.

Lawrence Elmo “Bud” Spore, 90, passed away April 13, 2011 at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta, Colo.

He was born to Lawrence Elmo and Margery Christine (Watson) Spore on February 5, 1921 in Paonia, Colo. He spent his childhood in Paonia, Colo., attending school at the Bone Mesa School House.

Bud was a Purple Heart recipient, serving with the 306th Infantry Regiment 77th Division in the Philippines during World War II.

He married Idonna Faye Drake on November 8, 1946, in Delta, Colo. Together they lived in Paonia, Colo., until 1957 when he moved to Sapinero, Colo., then on to Gunnison, Colo., where he was ranch foreman for LeValley Hereford Ranches until retiring to Cedaredge, Colo., in 1983.

During his Gunnison, Colo., years, Bud was a 4-H leader, loved riding horses and attending the annual Cattlemen’s Days rodeos. In his retirement years he enjoyed watching the Denver Bronco games, yardwork, and keeping up on current events and world affairs. He looked forward to weekly visits with all his family members.

He is survived by his children son, Bret Spore of Gunnison, Colo.; daughter, Lana Williams (Bill) of Gunnison, Colo.; and daughter, Crystal Hansen (Bill) of Delta, Colo.; his brother, Gavin Spore of Hotchkiss, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren with one more on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill Spore; sisters, Mary Cairns and Margery Houseweart; and his wife of almost 60 years, Idonna.

Memorial services were held April 19, 2011 at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Hotchkiss, Colo.

Interment followed at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Paonia, Colo.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at http://www.TaylorFuneralService.com.