Harry Adrain Blackman
Harry Adrain Blackman, 87, known to most as Adrain Blackman, passed away Friday, May 5, 2006, at Glen Valley Care Center in Glenwood Springs. Adrain was born Oct. 1, 1918, in Rifle, to George and Artencia (Stites) Blackman. He was a rancher and had lived in the Rifle area all his life. Adrain married Eleanor Jones on Feb. 1, 1948, in Grand Junction. Adrain took over the Blackman Ranch in 1961. The ranch was homesteaded by his grandfather in 1911. Adrain and Eleanor made the ranch their home until their health started to fail. He was associated with the First Christian Church of Rifle, the Cattleman’s Association and was a past governor and member of the Moose Lodge in Rifle for many years. Adrain was a complete family man and loved his grandchildren very much. He was also known as a great hunter, and he loved to go fishing and camping and spend time playing cards.Adrain is survived by his wife of 58 years; daughter Barbara “Barb” (Jerry) Lowery; grandchildren Rebecca (Gene) Riggins, of Georgia, Marc Sigmon, stationed with the Navy in the Great Lakes area, Caryn Sigmon, of Denver, Darian Sigmon, also of Denver, and Eric (Charlene) Lowery, stationed in the Navy in Norfolk, Va.; great-grandchildren Treavor Sigmon, of Rifle, Logan Lowery, of Norfolk, Va., Lainey Lowery, also of Norfolk, Va., and Breauna Sigmon Chatman, of Denver; and many other family members and great friends.He is preceded in death by brothers Phillip, Frank, George Blackman and an infant brother that was never named, and twin sisters, Ethel Donaldson and Edith VanderTook.A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church in Rifle. The Rev. Dene Johnson will officiate.Rifle Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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