Crystal Ella Claybrook
Ella was born October 28, 1928 at Las Animas, Colorado to Clifford and Golda (Walker) Failing. She grew up in Las Animas attending the local public schools and graduating from Las Animas High School.
Soon after graduation, she became employed with the phone company eventually moving to Lamar. Ella met and married Roy Claybrook, Jr. on November 24, 1976.
Roy and Ella lived in Ulysses, Kansas for a time before moving to Gunnison, CO and then back to Ulysses where Roy passed away in the late 80’s. Following Roy’s death Ella moved back to Lamar to be close to family and friends.
Ella attended the Church of Christ.
A memorial Service for longtime Lamar resident, Ella Claybrook will be held, Monday, April 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Fairmount Cemetery with Steve Cordle of the Lamar Church of Christ officiating.
Per Ella's request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation.
Ella passed away on April 11, 2009 at the Juniper Village Nursing Care Center in Lamar, Colorado at the age of 80.
She is preceded in death by her husband; Roy “June” Claybrook, Jr., her parents, and her brother; Elmer Failing.
Ella is survived by her siblings; Roy (Lorraine) Failing of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lorina Cockren of Denver, Colorado, Irene (Clyde) Owens of Spirit Lake, Idaho, Daryl (Norma Jean) Failing, Lucille (Gordon) Fullman, and Sharon (Harlan) Bingham all of Montrose, Colorado. She is all survived by many of the extended Claybrook Family including Orin Claybrook of Wichita, KS, Emily Giles of Mesa, AZ, Allen Claybrook also of Mesa, AZ and Wonna Loy Crum ofHolly, CO as well as step-children; Eddie (Jana) Claybrook of Lincoln, Arkansas and their son, Jesse Claybrook, Georgeanna (Marti) Ross of Sterling, CO and their son, Matthew Claybrook, numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.