About Town – Part II
BENEFIT CONCERT: THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF BOULDER presents the “Fourmile Canyon Revival” to benefit the Boulder Mountain Fire Relief Fund on Saturday, October 9, at First Bank Center in Broomfield. The Concert will feature several well known bands. Tickets to “Fourmile Canyon Revival” will be $60 and on sale at www.KBCO.com or www.Tickethorse.com. You can donate online: click “Donate now” and designate your gift to the Boulder Mountain Fire Relief fund, or send to 1123 Spruce St., Boulder, CO 80302.
LYONS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
We were all busy getting our grant applications into the Lyons Community Foundation last week. The Foundation is looking for folks to serve on the Grant Review Committee.
Our praises to this group who have worked hard to raise funds to disburse to worthy causes for the Lyons area, consisting of many very unique and wonderful projects.
The Lyons Garden Club is soliciting funds for daffodils, of which they will plant thousands. Send funds to Sue Wratton, Box l54, Lyons, CO. Our thanks to this group of ambitious folks, who have made Lyons beautiful this summer with their flowers and plants throughout the town. I have always loved Frisco, Colorado, for their plants and hanging baskets in the summer, and now Lyons joins the “beautiful” towns.
DOUBLE D ACCOUNTING AND TAX SERVICE, Owner Diane (York) Johnson is setting up business in the Lyons Café Building on High Street, where she will have more room for her Tax and Accounting Customers. Her daughter, Casey, works with her, and husband, Don, is making the improvements. We wish her the best!
AN ERA GONE BY
We miss The Lyons Café. Marguerite People, owner, bought Bea’s Café on Main Street in 1962, moved to High Street, where The Lyons Physical Therapy is now, and purchased the present location, where they have offered delicious food and ESPECIALLY PIES since then. Marguerite, age 96, retired, daughters June and Agnes wore out, grandkids, Kathy has moved to South Carolina, and great grandkid worked there in the summer but are off to college. We sing praises to owners (Marguerite and family) for over 40 years of serving the community, and wish them well.
Happy birthday to Coco Gordon, a lady about town, who celebrated her 72nd birthday with an “Open House” last Thursday evening. We wish her many more. Coco is on the Lyons and State Sustainability Committees, and has traveled to several conventions on the topic. She moved here from New York some years ago, and has sponsored many unique events: Umbrella parade and Poetry Club, to name a couple. Happy birthday, Coco.
Gary and Nell Coffey enjoyed a weekend outing in Leadville with the Ghost Town Club, where they visited Colorado Mountain College and the famous Hayden Ranch, which the college owns. They also took a mine tour, where they went 600 feet down in a lift (Why do they call it a lift, if you are going down?). A lot of history in the Leadville area, a former silver mining town. .
Donna Vanderheiden from Whidbey Island, Washington is visiting her daughter and family of Lyons, Sheila Freehill-Hirt and husband Dave Hirt and daughter Lilly. Welcome.
Dr Joe Meckle, Lyons Chiropractor, has returned from Buffalo, NY after celebrating his father’s 90th birthday. He states his parents, Don and Mary are doing well, and consider Lyons a “Paradise.” Also, that his three children are all enrolled in chiropractic school in Daytona, Florida. Josh will graduate in March, and Jenny and Carly just started. Carly recently transferred from the Colorado National Guard to the Florida National Guard. Her group was recently activated and she will deploy for the fourth time. Dr. Joe is always an inspiration to talk to. He feels Lyons is “the best”, and appreciates the town, the school, his customers, and friends to the utmost! He has operated the Lyons Chiropractic Clinic since graduating 26 years ago, and is now operating out of his home.
THINKING OF YOU
We are sad to report that Ronald DeVeny is in failing health and now in Hospice. Ron and Shirley are old-timers in Lyons, moving here when their children Debbie and Dennis were small. Ron worked at a print shop in Boulder and also in Lyons. He broke his femur bone last year, and has had complications since. God Bless.
GET WELL WISHES to Tim Englert of Lafayette, whose wife Jeannie passed away three years ago. Jeannie was an activist from Durango who moved to Lafayette to crusade against the Animas-LaPlata Dam at Cortez. She became a friend of the Dam Concerned Citizens here in Lyons, who were fighting against Coffintop dam at the time. Tim recently re-married. On the day of his wedding reception, Tim ended up in the hospital with pancreatitis. Tim has been a good friend of the Lyons Historical Society, attended the dedication of the rehabilitation of the museum last year, and visited me in the hospital when I broke my femur. I hear he is doing okay.
A lot of local historians attended the memorial service of Martha Clevenger, age 59, who died of cancer last week. She was the curator of the Longmont Museum when the new museum opened in 2002. She shaped exhibits and programs to portray Longmont’s history. She will be sadly missed by all.
Many SQUARE DANCERS attended the memorial service for Roger House, age 76, member of the Hix ‘n Chix Club of Longmont, who died in his sleep on a fishing trip in Wyoming, and for Dale Wood, of nearby Tiny Town, a member of the Rocky Tops Club, who died of cancer. Both gentlemen regularly attended the Red Rock Ramblers Summer Square Dances here in Lyons for several years.
LESTER “LES” BARTON FORD, age 94, passed away September 8, at the Peaks Care Center in Longmont. He was born in 1915 in Prosper, Texas, and grew up ranching in west Texas. He served in the US Army Air Corps, and moved to Colorado from New Mexico in 1954. He ran the American legion Post #32 and managed the Elks Lodge #1055 in Longmont a number of years. He was a heavy equipment operator, and helped with water tunnels and the Moffitt Tunnel. He was preceded in death by his wife Velma, and his brother Martin. He is survived by sons: Mart Ford of Longmont, Rod Ford of Denver, and daughter Becky Case of Ranier, Oregon, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Services were held on Sept.15 at the Howe Mortuary Chapel. Military honors were provided by the United States Air Force and the American Legion Post #32. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6857 Paiute Ave., Niwot, CO 80503.
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