Services for Herschel Theodore Coleman, 72, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Guernsey Presbyterian Church. He passed away Sunday [March 17, 1974].
Mary Bahmer of Lingle officiated and burial was in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington with graveside services being conducted by the Masonic Lodge No. 49 AF&AM of Guernsey.
Mr. Coleman was born Jan. 23, 1902 in Ansley, Neb. And came to Guernsey 30 years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Alliance and the brotherhood of Trainmen, Masonic Lodge No. 49 AF&AM of Guernsey.
Coleman was employed for 38 years with the Burlington Railroad, and was also owner and operator of Coleman Texaco of Guernsey for seven years.
Survivors include his widow, Inez; four sons, George F. of Sacramento, Calif., F.D. of Edwardsville, Ill., Kenneth of Los Angeles, and Lloyd of Garden Grove, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Meredith Sackett of Casper; a brother, Otis of Gardenville, Nev., and two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Linn of Newcastle, and Essie Kelley of Knoxville, Iowa; 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren.
A memorial has been established and contributions may be directed to the family. Sutley Funeral Chapel of Torrington is in charge of arrangements.
Guernsey Gazette, March 21, 1974
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman