Clarence “Gene” Conner
A Celebration of Life for longtime Lamar resident Clarence “Gene” Conner was held at 11:00AM on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Harold Bohl of the First Southern Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery in the Veteran’s Section.
Per Gene’s request there was no public viewing.
Gene was born on October 7, 1932 at Galatea, Colorado to Clarence Henry and Lena Jane (Ford) Conner and passed away on December 5, 2012 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado at the age of 80.
He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings; Arlene Brower, Carol Greenwell, Ruth White, Bob Conner and Cloyce Conner.
Gene is survived by his wife; Doris Conner of the family home in Lamar, children; Dale Conner of Lamar and Geri Mullins of Vega, Texas, grandchildren; Justin, Bradley and Travis Mullins, and great-grandchildren; Scott, Wesley and Ava. He is also survived by other family and a host of friends.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice either direct or in care of the funeral home office.
Momma, Doc and Sis,
I still find it all so difficult to take in. Daddy will always have a special place in my heart! Momma, you and Daddy had such wonderful hearts - the house was always full of all of us kids, we were all "your" kids and I will love you forever! You opened your heart and your home to me time and time again. Love you all and you are all in my thoughts and prayers!
Doris, I was so very saddened by the news of Gene's passing. I do so wish we could have gotten together to reminisce about the old days before this happened... all the good times in the Sheriff's Posse, the fairs, etc. Gene never let us have a dull moment. And I really appreciate that the two of you have kept in touch as friends even with all the "rocks in the road" of life. You and your family are in my prayers for peace in your heart. Love you girl, ...
Sorry to hear about my uncle gene
He was like a second father to me
I will love and miss you dearly
Love ya always
Trudy your niece
So sorry to hear of Gene's passing. He will always be remembered fondly!! Afterall, you were all like family to us!! Gene will be greatly missed! Love and prayers to you all!!
Dear Doris, Dale & Gerri,
We have fond, happy memories of Gene. He always had a ready smile. May God's peace take you through these tough days. Bless you all.
Andy & Peggy Wyatt
Doris and Family,
When we think of Gene, something fun and happy is always there. That is a wonderful legacy
to leave. Hope that memories of happy family times will carry you through future days.
Kenny and Mikki Cartwright
Doris, as I ponder … 1954 to 2012 …58 years … right? Some one wrote “sea shells remind us that when life leaves … something beautiful remains.” Then, in the words of a song, “Memory is one gift from God that death can not destroy”. … 58 years … a treasure chest and time to look again at every memory in it. May God's peace that passes understanding be with you and your family.
Lois Abrams Patterson
Doris: My thoughts are with you and the kids during your time of grief. I will never forget Gene what a happy man he was, he never forgot me. When I would see him he always made me smile.
Prayers: Birdie (Mays) Hines and Corky Hines
Canon City, Co.
Doris Doc & Geri, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband/father. We are thinking of you all and you are all in our thoughts and prayers, God bless you and protect you all.
Don & Gerry Jenkins & family