Boulder County Colorado Pioneer Families

Obituaries of Some Who Were Born in the 1800's


Armstead, Bessie J.

Armstead, Roy

Armstead, Seth A. Sr.

Armstead, Wanda Burch

Arnett, Mrs. R.E.

Beckwith, Mrs. Francis

Burch, Frank H.

Burch, Nellie M.

Burch, Roxey Jane

Burch, William James (Jamie)

Burch, William W.

Campbell, Mrs. Ida

Dalton, Mrs. Robert

Dodge, Laura Sturtevant

Ereckson, Ereck C.

Fairhurst, Emma E.

Friend, Raymond Charles

Gillaspie, Mrs. Grace

Goodnow, Mrs. Minnie Maud

Gorce, Stephen

Hausheer, Mrs. Ida Frances

Hepp, Elizabeth

Maxwell, Clint

Morton, Fred

Nicholson, Caroline Hoyle

Sutton, Mrs. Marion B.

Wagner, Mrs. C.W.

White, John L. (Bud)

February 8, 1908

BURCH -At Hygiene, Sunday evening, February 2 at 8 o'clock, of paralysis caused by a clot of blood on the brain,Mrs. Jane Burch, aged 57 years, wife of W. W. BURCH.

The funeral was held from the Dunkard Church in Hygiene and burial in Hygiene Cemetery at 11 o'clock Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Aug 2, 1910
William Wallace Burch

Another one of the old settlers has passed away. This time it was William W. BURCH who died on last Sunday evening at the home of his daughter Mrs. C. J. Broughton. The cause of his death was a cancerous growth in the throat. He was aged just 66 years on the day that he died, July 31, 1910. He was born in Van Buren County, Iowa. In the year 1862 he, with others, freighted with ox teams across the plains to the Rocky Mountains. Having spent some time in this state, he then returned to his old home in Iowa. In 1864, in company with W. P. Johnson he once more crossed the plains, this time on foot. He spent some time mining and freighting. On Nov. 20, 1867 he was married to Roxie Jane Carter and located on a farm at this place where he resided up to a few years ago, he having invested in a large tract of land near Nunn, Cob., where he spent most of his time, although he still owned property in Hygiene.

His wife preceded him in death February 2, 1908. He was the father of nine children, seven of which are living. Four sons and three daughters, Mrs. C. J. Broughton, Mrs. J. F. Kelly and F. H. Burch of Hygiene. Mrs. E. A. Teeter and Robert Burch of Nunn. Jas. Burch of Boulder. W.J. Burch of Arborville, Nebraska. He leaves one sister and a brother, H. H. Burch of Longmont and Mrs. Martha Hegwood of Knoxville Iowa. They were all present at the funeral which was conducted by the Rev. 0. E. Baker in the ME Church on Tuesday at 2 PM.

Mr. Burch has been a member of Longmont Lodge No. 29 I.O.O.F., for a number of years. The lodge at this place attended the funeral in a body, and took charge of the services at the grave. He had a large circle of friends and was well known and respected by everybody who knew him, which was shown by the large number that attended the funeral

Jan. 10, 1913
Laura Sturtevant Dodge
Prominent Club Woman Passed Away After Brief Illness.

Mrs. Laura Sturtevant Dodge of this city died early last Friday morning of a severe attack of the grippe. Mrs. Dodge, who was the wife of Dr. H. Dodge, had been in very poor health for some time, and her last illness began about two weeks before her death. The serious nature of the malady soon became apparent and the end had been expected for several days.

Mrs. Dodge was one of the best known women in Boulder, where she has been a leader in all activities of the community since her arrival here in 1871. She was a charter member of the Women's Club. She was the second president of the former organization. In 1892 she was Department Commander of Colorado and New Mexico. She was also one of the oldest members of the Fortnightly Club in which she was always a leader.

The deceased was 61 years of age and was born in Chicago where she was married to Dr. Dodge. With her family she came to Colorado in 1870 and to Boulder in 1871.

Mrs. Dodge is survived by her husband, Dr. H. Dodge and two children, Dr. Horace C. Dodge of Steamboat Springs and Mrs. L.J. Moulton of this City.

The funeral services were held at the late residence Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Out of deference to her wishes, the services were private. Rev. H.B. Hummel of the First Presbyterian Church officiated. Interment was made in the family lot in Columbia Cemetery.

March 13, 1915

Mrs. Marion B. Sutton Succumbs to Long Illness Funeral of Devoted Christian Woman Will Take Place Monday From Home of Sister

Mrs. Marion Baker Sutton, sister of Miss Belle Baker and for seventeen years a resident of this city, died about 10 o'clock this morning at her residence, 1720 Walnut Street. She had been ill for some time, her condition becoming serious about the middle of last October. She was afflicted with hardening of the arteries.

Mrs. Sutton was a native of Spring Prairie, Wis. She was the daughter of Edwin and Priscilla Baker. As a girl of 18, she moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin where she was married to Theodore J. Sutton. They had one child, a son who died at the age of ten. Twenty seven years ago Mr. and Mrs. Sutton moved to this state, locating at Colorado Springs. There Mr. Sutton died seventeen years ago.

Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Sutton came to Boulder to live with her sister Miss Belle Baker, and since that time her home has been here. She was a sincerely devout member of the Presbyterian Church and of Christian impulses. She was a member of the Woman's Relief Corps and served three terms as department secretary. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Dec 30, 1918
BURCH -In Longmont Friday, Dec 27, 1918.
William James Burch, aged 23 years, 9 months and 18 days.

Mr. Burch grew up in the Hygiene section, where he was well known and liked. He was taken with the influenza which developed into pneumonia and he was brought to Longmont for treatment. When he was in a serious condition transmission of blood was resorted to without success. Mr. Burch leaves a wife and father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burch.

April 11, 1934
Burch, Nellie


Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Maria Burch were held from the Hygiene ME Church Wednesday at 2:30 PM., Rev. E.E. Emhoff officiating. A quartet composed of Mrs. Chas. Goss, Mrs. C. M. Webster, Mrs. George McCaslin, and Mrs. G. M. Lohr, with Mrs. Madison Forbess accompanying, sang "Sweet 'Bye and 'Bye", and "The Old Rugged Cross".

After the services at the church, St. Vrain Lodge of Rebekahs took charge and rendered their impressive funeral service at Hygiene cemetery where interment was made in the family plot. The same quartette which sang at the church rendered "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and "Nearer My God to Thee" at the cemetery. Pallbearers were all nephews of Mrs. Burch and were: Byron Smith, Lee Powell, Roy Eisele, Orrie Teeter, Ben Armstead, and Boyd Clemens.

September 26, 1949

Fred Morton, Well Known Pioneer, 83, who came to Boulder a boy of 13, died Saturday after an extended illness.

He was born on a farm between Eastport and Lubec, Maine on Passamaquoddy Bay, Feb. 9, 1866. His parents moved to Denver in 1874. He was married to Miss Mildred Gerow of Boulder, Feb. 20, 1889. Her death occurred in 1940. For a time he made his home with Charles 0. Morton, a son. Then went to live with his daughter, Nadine, the wife of Oral Tripp, living at 1720 Walnut.

Another son, Ralph Morton, died in Los Angeles in 1946, and another, Clarence, in Denver in January, 1924. Other survivors are a granddaughter, Donna Tripp, of Boulder and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Metzger of Alameda, Calif.

Funeral services at 3 o'clock Tuesday from Howe Mortuary. Dr. Raymond Brahams of the Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment, Green Mountain.

Sept. 29, 1949

Mrs. C.W. Wagner, Longtime Resident of Boulder, Died Sep. 29, 1949. She was the widow of C.W. Wagner, whose death occured Feb. 3, 1937. They were married Feb. 11, 1886 by the pioneer minister Rev. M. Campbell.

Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Wagner. They are S. Earl Wagner living in Lafayette; Mrs. Edna Moon, wife of William Moon of Lafayette; Mrs. Lou House, wife of Dr. L.C. House of El Centro, Calif., Mrs. Dora KoIb, wife of E. Lester KoIb living in Flintstone, Maryland and Charles A. Wagner, teaching at Montebello, Calif. Besides the five children, 24 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren survive. One of the grandchildren living at Sugar Loaf, west of Boulder. Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. lola Fraeske of Dillon, Montana; two brothers, Joe Stevens, Butte, Montana, Aubry Stevens, Meadersville, Montana Funeral services are to be held Sat. at 10:30 at Howe Mortuary..

Oct. 22, 1949

Mrs. Minnie Maud Goodnow was born Oct. 25, 1879 about ten miles northeast of Boulder near Haystack Mountain. She was the daughter of James and Angeline Wolfe Conway, pioneers of Boulder.

On June 8, 1910 she became the bride of Lewis Henry Goodnow, who at the time of his death in 1928 was president of the Goodnow-Gardner Electrical Corporation of Boulder.

Mrs. Goodnow is survived by her son, Wilbur E. Goodnow, and by two grandchildren, Judith Jean and Richard A. Goodnow, all of Denver. The son is Service Dept. Manager of Esquire, Inc., in Boulder and commutes from Denver.

Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Raymond L. Brahams officiating. Arrangements are in charge of Allerdice-Hibbard Mortuary.

November 5, 1949

Raymond Charles Friend died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Friend at 926 Broadway at 8:50 o'clock of heart failure.

He was born in Boulder on July 4th, 1907 and was married in 1930 to Hazel Irene Lowe, who survives him. He also leaves a son Leland, student at the Campion Academy near Loveland, and a daughter, Rosalie Ann. A sister also survives, Mrs. Bernice Johnson of 735 16th St., Boulder.

He is a descendant of a Boulder Pioneer family, the Thomas Atteberry family, which came to Boulder County in 1875, living at Ward and other mountain towns.

Funeral services were held at Howe Mortuary. Elder Clarence E. Smith of the Seventh-day Adventist Church officiated.

December 27, 1949

Mrs. Francis Beckwith died Monday at Community Hospital after a heart attack. She was born in Weld County to Joseph B. Dudley and Marcia Ellen Howard Dudley, pioneers of Colorado. She taught school until her marriage to Mr. Beckwith, in Longmont, June 18, 1896.

Surviving beside the husband are a daughter, Roberta, wife of John B. Valentine; a son, Merrill Dudley Beckwith, in the interior decorating business in San Francisco, and a granddaughter, Miss Jane P. Valentine, a student in the University.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Howe Mortuary. Dr. Raymond J. Brahams, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment, Green Mountain Cemetery.

January 4, 1950

Clint Maxwell, Pioneer of Boulder, Dies of Heart Attack on Tuesday He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James P. Maxwell who played a prominent part in the development of Boulder. He was a brother of Mrs. Marie Burger and Marc Maxwell and an uncle of Maxwell and Charles Burger.

He was born at the South Boulder Crossing of the old Boulder-Blackhawk road, July 26, 1864. His father was operating a saw mill there. In 1870 the family moved to Boulder. He assisted his father who was a surveyor in this area and in the mountains.

In keeping with his request there will be no funeral. The body is to be taken to Denver by Howe Mortuary for cremation. A memorial service for the family and close friends will be held sometime later.

February 9, 1950

Mrs. Ida Frances Hausheer, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Galusha who located at Caribou, silver mining town in Boulder County, in the late seventies. Her father was at one time mayor of the camp.

She was born in Boulder, September 24, 1881. Her husband, A.W. Hausheer died in 1937.

Survivors are Mrs. Robert Pherson of Marshall; Mrs. William Gibson of Brighton. Mrs. Mary L. Hubbard of El Vado in Boulder Canon is a sister and the last survivor of the Galusha family. Eight grandchildren and one great grandchild survive Mrs. Hausheer.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 at Howe Mortuary with Rev. Millard L. Riley, Pastor of the First Christian Church officiating. Interment, Fairmont Cemetery in Denver.

February 17, 1950

John L. (Bud) White of 325 Walnut St., died this morning after a weeks illness, just two years after that of his wife, Emma Jane Brierley White, who died Feb. 16, 1948.

They were married in Boulder July 10, 1895 and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1945.

Born in Westport, Kansas, Oct. 28, 1867, he was six years old when his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David S. White, came to Valmont April 17, 1873,

Survivors are four children: J. Roland White, with the Public Service Co. in Denver; Paul White with the Silver State Plumbing Co. in Boulder; Mrs. Dorothy Duzenack and Miss Thelma White. There are three grandchildren--Betty and Jack White, children of Mr. and Mrs. Roland White, and Kimberly Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Duzenack. Mrs. Addie Roseborough and Mrs. Nan King of Boulder; Mrs. Jack Faus of Cheyenne and Mrs. Kittie Hillebert, of Mountain, Calif. are sisters of the deceased. Thaddeus A. White of 917 Grant Place is a brother.

Funeral services are waiting word from relatives. Body at Howe Mortuary.

February 24, 1950

Mrs. R.E. Arnett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Drumm, died in a Denver hospital the result of a fall that fractured her hip. She and her husband R.E. Arnett operated the Arnett hotel in Boulder until his death in October 1944. She was married Aug. 8, 1885 to Mr. Arnett.

Their three children were: Clyde D. Arnett of Castle Rock, a retired rural mail carrier, alone survives. A son, Rowell, died in 1918, and a daughter, Roberta in 1929. Beside the son, a grandson, Robert C. Arnett, engaged in radio work in Denver, survives. Two sister, Mrs. C.S. Barnett and Mrs. Florence Rick, both of Long Beach, Calif., and a brother, John B. Drumm of Winslow, Ariz. survive. Funeral services for Mrs. will be announced later.

March 27, 1950

Ereck C. Ereckson died in a Convalescent home in Longmont.

Born at Ward on August 18, 1870, he made his home there until 1887 when his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Ereckson, pioneers, moved to the ranch near Niwot. He was married in their home Oct. 20, 1897 to Lettie Williamson, who was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Williamson, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Way, also pioneers of Boulder County.

Mr. Ereckson served as Deputy Assessor for 18 years for the farming district.

Surviving Mr. Ereckson besides his widow are four sons, Wilbur D., who is farming the home place; L. Howard and Stanley W., living in Denver, and Homer E., in Seattle. Also a daughter, Mrs. Leveta Jones, wife of Doyle Jones of Niwot. There are six grandchildren: Mrs. Laura Bader of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Maude Johnson of Cartego, Calif. are sisters of the deceased. The late Mrs. Lulu Hussie, widow of Thomas Hussie was a sister of Mr. Ereckson.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 Tuesday at Howe Mortuary, Longmont. Interment will be in the family lot in the Burlington Cemetery south of Longmont.

March 31, 1950

Mrs. Emma E. Fairhurst proprietor of the Columbia hotel at Ward, Northwest of Boulder, was found dead in her bed Thursday night.

Mrs. Fairhurst went to Ward November 1, 1892 with her sister, the latter's husband and Albert Fairhurst, whom she was to marry.

Mrs. Fairhurst was born Feb. 2, 1865 in Port Byron, III. to Marx D. and Anna M. Hauburg, who had come to the United States from Germany. Her husband, Albert Lyle Fairhurst died in 1920.

Survivors are two brothers, Louis L. Hauburg, of Port Byron; John H. Hauburg of Rock Island, and three sisters; Mrs. Rosena Furland, and Mrs. Ada Furland (they married brothers), of Mitchell South Dakota, and Mrs. Amelia Schmoll of Ward. Mrs. Dora Fairhurst, 2715 Broadway, Boulder, and Mrs. William Fairhurst, Denver, are sisters in law. Mr. Clark Chapman of Boulder and Mrs. Hazel Schmoll are among the nieces who survive.

May 8, 1950


Stephen "Babe" Gorce, retired coal miner and brother of Martin Gorce of Boulder, died in Longmont Tuesday shortly after his arrival at the hospital. His body has been taken to the Henning Mortuary in Louisville. Funeral Services will be announced later.

Born in France, he came to the United States and to Colorado in 1882. He worked in coal mines at Marshall, Erie, and Canfield until retiring.

Mr. Gorce was 82 and a member of the Boulder Elks. He is survived by his wife, a son, Ralph Gorce of Louisville, and two daughters, Mrs. Jo Carr and Mrs. Annie Richardson, both of Erie.

? 1950


She was born in Jasper County, Iowa, April 5, 1865. She was married at Harlan, Iowa to Fred C. Hepp on March 29, 1883. He died in 1932.

They were the parents of eight children: Maylon H., retired educator of the Minneapolis Public Schools: Estefla, wife of W. H. Thompson, auditor of Woodbury County, Sioux City, IA; Florence, wife of Elmore Petersen, dean of the School of Business. University of Colorado; Esther, wife of Theodore Riley, warehouseman, U.S. Navy, San Pedro Harbor. Compton, Calif.; George, contractor and builder, Compton, Calif., Zola, wife of W.H. Bachman, President, C.S. Card Steel and Iron Works, Denver; and Dr. Virgil E,, head division of ear, nose and throat, Sansum Clinic, Santa Barbara., Calif.

The funeral will be held Wednesday in Long Beach. Interment will be in the Sunnyside cemetery there beside the graves of her husband and a sister who died in 1947,

April 22, 1950


She was born at Burlington, Iowa, March 6, 1861, a daughter of William W. and Rebecca Perry. She graduated from Finishing School for Women in that city on June 2, 1880 September 7. 1886 she was married to Scott C. Campbell and in 1904 came with him and their children to Boulder.

Mr. Campbell who engaged in the real estate and mining business, died in 1912. Two sons survive: Claude M. Campbewll, auditor for wyoming State Highway Dept., and Lloyd H. Campbell, from Glenview, Ill., were here for the funeral. Mrs. Campbell is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Avece T. Sivers of Carson, Iowa and five grandchildren: Scott, Kenneth and Ruth, children of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Campbell and Charlotte and Dorothy, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Campbell.

Funeral services are to be held Monday at 10 at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Green Mountain beside the husband and son, Kent.

Thursday, August 26, 1954

Mrs. Grace Gillaspie, widely known and popular Boulder Resident, Dies

Born in Tower Hill, III., April 12, 1876 to John and Fannie Fairchild, she came to

Boulder around 1900

On July 3, 1906 she married Dr. Carbon Gillaspie and they lived in Nederland until 1910 when they moved to Boulder. Dr. Gillaspie died May 5, 1933.

Mrs. Gillaspie is survived by a son, Dr. John D. Gillaspie, two grandchildren, Richard C., a student at the University, and Carol Ann Gillaspie, in Boulder High; two brothers, Sherman Fairchild of Boise, Idaho and Guy Fairchild of Mexico, MO. Also by a sister, Miss Addie Fairchild of Mexico, MO.

Funeral services are to be held from the Chapel of Howe's Mortuary Friday at 2 p.m. Interment will be beside her husband in Green Mountain Cemetery.

Friday, Nov. 25, 1955.

Mrs. Robert L. Dalton Dies Suddenly This Morning.

Had been a popular Resident of Boulder for thirty-six years.

Mrs. Robert Lee Dalton of 908 University Av., who was executive secretary of the Camp Fire Girls for many years, died suddenly this morning. Her death came as a great shock to both relatives and friends.

Born Irma Lee Wilson, July 9, 1909 to Walter and Leffia L. Wilson in Luray, Kans., she came to Boulder with them and other members of the family 36 years ago from Russell Kans. She was a graduate of Boulder High School and attended the University for a short time prior to her marriage Sept. 15, 1927 to Mr. Dalton.

Mr. Dalton is foreman for City Cleaning and dye Co. Besides he and a sister, Mrs. Thoeson, survivors are a daughter Mrs. John (Lee Ann) Beneseh of Riverton, Wyo; the mother, Mrs. Walter Wilson, 910 University; two other sisters, Mrs. Frederick Toof, Highland Park, Ill. and Mrs. J. Claude Johnson, 501 Mapleton, and a brother Wayne Wilson, Russell Springs, Kans. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Howe Mortuary.

December 26, 1955

Mrs. Caroline Hoyle Nicholson, pioneer of Boulder, Colorado; widow of Col. J. H. Nicholson, former president of the National State Bank, died at Riverton, Wyo., Monday Dec. 26th.

Born March 4, 1858 at linneaus, Mo., to Edward and Sarah Hoyle, she came to Boulder in 1882 to work in her brother's printing office. She was married in Boulder to Mr. Nicholson in 1884. Mr. Nicholson died in California in 1902.

Mrs. Nicholson went to Riverton in 1926 to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Cora B. Tonkin. Other children are Mrs. Elizabeth H. Tillotson of Long Beach and Mrs. T. Bitner of Estes Park. A son Charles died in Boulder in infancy.

Grandchildren are: A.H. Tonkin, Riverton, John Tiltotson, Guatamala, Charles Tillotson, Venezuela, A.H. Bitner, Laramie, Wyo; John Bitner, El Monte, Calif. and Mrs. Betty Tucker, Kansas City.

The great grandchildren are: Charles and Jane Tonkin, Riverton, John and Charles Tillotson in the U.S. Navy, Elizabeth Tillotson, Guatamala, Dick, Dave and Marsha Bittner, Laramie, Wyo; Jack and William Bittner, Riverton; Judy Bittner, El Monte; Lee Judy and Diane Tucker, Kansas City, MO.

February 15, 1958
Frank H. Burch dies Suddenly of Heart Attack (15 Feb 1958)
Was Stricken While Walking in Yard at the Home of his Daughter

Frank H. Burch, widely known Boulder County pioneer, was stricken with a heart attack at 8 this morning while walking in the yard of the home of his daughter, Mrs. B.F. (Wanda) Armstead, 2357 Grove. An ambulance took him to the Community Hospital where it was found that death had occurred probably at the time he fell.

Mr. Burch made his home with his daughter and her family. He was born on a farm near Hygiene, Oct. 11, 1872, which his father, William Wallace Burch, had homesteaded. His parents had crossed the plains in 1862 and homesteaded at Pella, a community on the St. Vrain river that ceased to exist with the development of Hygiene a short distance to the north.
When Mr Burch was one year old the pioneer home was destroyed by fire and the parents moved to Sunshine which was enjoying a mining boom. There his father operated a livery stable and a freight business. Frank attended his first school in Sunshine and lived there until he was 10. The family at that time moved back to the homestead and neighbors helped them to construct a new home.

After finishing his shooling at Hygiene Mr. Burch became a rancher and a thresher. Later in 1917 he acquired a ranch on Lee Hill which he operated until retiring some 20 years ago.
Mr. Burch was married to Nellie Cochran, a member of a pioneer family, in Hygiene in 1894. Her death occurred April 9, 1934. Surviving Mr. Burch are the daughter, Mrs. Armstead; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A brother, Robert Burch, of Longmont also survives. A son, James Burch, died during the influenza epidemic in 1918 and a daughter, Mrs. Grace Clemens, in 1925.

He was a member of the Hygiene Lodge I.O.O.F. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the Geddes-Hibbard Mortuary. Dr. Ralph Evans, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in the Hygiene Cemetery.

Tues, Mar. 17, 1959
Miss Bessie J. Armstead of 1087 Tenth, who for 30 years was the able and popular sales representative of the Gossard Corset and Ready-To-Wear Co. in parts of Colorado and Wyoming, died at 11:30 Monday night at the Foothills Vista Nursing Home.

She was a daughter of the late William and Caroline Armstead and was born May 6, 1887 in Byron, Neb. She was a graduate of the Chester, Neb., high school and of the Beatrice, Neb., Business College.

The Armstead family moved to Boulder in 1910 and Miss Armstead became a saleslady with White-Davis, predecessor to Brooks-Fauber, before joining the Gossard Co.

Survivors are two brothers, Seth, residing at 1091 Lincoln Place, and Benjamin at 2357 Grove, Boulder, and Roy Armstead, Chula Vista, Calif., who is here. The three brothers were for many years in the sightseeing transportation business in Boulder. Seth Armstead Jr., William, Don and Dick Armstead, are nephews, Mrs. Bett (sic) Wasson, a niece.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Thursday at the Rowe Mortuary Chapel. Dr. Ralph D. Evans, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Concluding services are to be beside her parents in Green Mountain Cemetery.

Tuesday, October 1968
Roy Armstead Retired Mountain Scenic Company Operator Dies
Roy Armstead, retired operator of the Armstead Scenic Co., died in the Community Hospital at 1 this morning. He had been making his home at the Foothills Vista Nursing Home.

Born in Byron, Neb., Dec 25, 1889, to William and Carolyn Fry Armstead, he came to Boulder in 1910 to engage in mining. He also drove auto stages, then in 1916 began his own auto transportation business to the mountains, in partnership with a brother Seth. He later purchased his brother's interest.

From1917 to 1919 he was in the Army during World War l as a sergeant, and saw 13 months of service overseas. Upon his discharge, he returned to Boulder to resume his transportation business, concentrating upon mountain sightseeing tours. He opened the Armstead Scenic Co. here in 1924 an4 operated it continuously throughout the summer months and another businss, in California in the winter, until he sold his interests in 1955. Operations were suspended during World War II because of gas and tire rationing. After selling his business here, Mr. Armstea made his home In California until returning here 10 years ago to live. His wife, the former Grace French of Boulder whom he married Feb. 11, 1924 in Escondido, Calif., died in Chula Vista, Calif., Dec. 25, 1956

Surviving are two brothers, Ben of Lee Hill Road and Seth of Boulder. A sister, Miss Bessie J. Armstead, died in 1959. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 am, at the Howe Mortuary. Interment will be Cyprus View Cemetery in San Diego.

Monday, April 20, 1970

Seth A. Armstead Sr., of 100 Lashley Lane, died Saturday evening at Boulder Community Hospital. He had been ill for several months. Mr. Armstead was born to William and Caroline Fry Armstead in Byron, Nebr., on May 27, 1892. The family moved to Colorado in 1909. He married Wilberta Ellen Hupp in 1917 in Denver. She died in Boulder in October 1949. Then Mr. Armstead and Leah Lee were married in June 1951 in Aurora, ill.

Surviving besides his widow are two sons, Col. Seth A. Armstead Jr., U.S. Air Force, Biloxi, Miss,, and William E. Armstead of Boulder; a brother, Benjamin F. Armstead of Boulder; four grandchildren: Mrs. Sue Armstead Poland, Colton, Calif., Miss Kelly Armstead, Biloxi, Miss., John Michael Armstead with the U.S. Air Force in Japan, and William David Armstead, serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. A sister, Bessie Jane Armstead, and a brother, Roy Armstead, preceded him in death.

Mr. Armstead and his brother Roy operated the Kite-Glacier Transportation Company in Boulder from 1915 to 1918. Later they operated their own sightseeing company for many years in Colorado during the summer months. He drove for Sutherland Bus Lines, San Diego, Calif., during the winter months from 1926 to 1930. From 1930 to 1956, during the winter months, he and his brother Benjamin were engaged in the paint, body, and decorating business in Boulder, Also, Mr. Armstead was interested in mining for several years. He had been retired since 1956. He was an active member of the Boulder Elk's Lodge for many years. Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Howe Mortuary Chapel, with Rev. Wayne Houser of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. He will be buried in Green Mountain Cemetery.

Wanda Evelyn Burch Armstead
May 7, 1906-Feb. 11, 2003

Wanda Evelyn Burch Armstead of Boulder died of natural causes Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, in Boulder. She was 96. The daughter of Frank H. Burch and Nellie M. Cochran Burch, she was born May 7, 1906, in Hygiene. She married Benjamin F. Armstead on May 2, 1925, in Denver. She grew up in Hygiene until moving to the family ranch homestead northwest of Boulder. She attended Lee Hill School and later Boulder Prep School. In the 1890s her grandparents ran the Hygiene Home, a hospital for tuberculosis patients that was the start of the Community. Mrs. Armstead moved to San Diego in 1926, then returned to Boulder in the early 1930s. She worked at the Firestone store during World War II and later at Woolworth's. She also worked for EsquireCoronet, later Neodata, until her retirement.

She was a member of the Boulder Genealogical Society, the Arapahoe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colorado Territorial Daughters and Colonial Dames. She was co-author of the book "Boulder County Colorado Marriage Records, 18601900." Survivors include a daughter, Betty Wasson of Boulder County, a son, Richard Armstead ofWeld County; eight grandchildren 15 great-grandchIldren; and numerous great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Burch Armstead a brother, William J. Burch, and a sister Grace Clemens.

Services will be at 2p.m. Monday at the Howe Mortuary Chapel, 439 Coffman St, Longmont. David Bradshaw will officiate. Inurnment at Mountain View Memorial Park in Boul- der will precede services. Contributions may be made in her name to the Boulder Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 3246, Boulder, CO 80307-3246.

Collected by Wanda Armstead and prepared for the Web by Betty (Armstead) Wasson