Harold ‘Elmer’ Blackmore
Harold Blackmore of Rifle passed away June 12, 2011 at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was 79.
Elmer was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Rifle to Raymond and Nettie (Wright) Blackmore.
He proudly served his country in the US Air Force after graduating from Rifle Union High School. Elmer married the love of his life, Beverly June Stouder, in July 3, 1953 at Langley Air Force Base; they had two children.
Elmer owned and operated Blackmore’s Metal Mart and Centennial Gardens in Rifle.
He was always trying something new and different and wore many hats during his working years. He was a lifelong member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church where he was a Trustee, and an Elder. He loved his church family dearly. Elmer was also a proud member of the local American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lorraine (Rip) Kelly and Dorothy (Tom) High; and uncle, Harold (Alta) Blackmore.
Elmer leaves behind his wife of almost 58 years, Beverly Blackmore; daughters, Lynn Simpson and Roxann (Sam) Dickson; grandchildren, Tera (Julian) Balerio, Josh Simpson, Jeff (Margaret) Simpson and Tori (Ben) Ackerman; great-grandchild, Leonardo Balerio; nieces, Kim (Peter) Jessup and Colleen (Glenn) Damrow; and nephews, Tom (Sherry) High, Jr., and Kenney (Kathy) Kelly.
Cremation has taken place and memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 18, 11a.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rifle. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle at a later date.
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