Lenard E. Ivie
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Lenard Ivie died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at Heritage Assisted Living Center in Carbondale, Colorado after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 82.
Lenard was born Oct. 9, 1928 in Aurora, Utah to Ernest Ivie and Flora Mason. His family moved to the Meeker area where he worked as a hired hand for cattle ranches in the area. He married Peggy Hazelbaker on March 3, 1952, and had two sons, Mark Ivie of Golden, Colo. and Steve Ivie of New Castle, Colo.
Lenard and Peggy ranched in Rio Blanco county until 1957 and then moved to the New Castle where they leased the Frank Delaney ranch for 20 years. They built a home shortly thereafter in Peach Valley. Lenard was later employed by the local school district as a maintenance supervisor until he retired.
Lenard is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Peggy; his son, Steve Ivie; and his brother, Rex.
Lenard Ivie is survived by his son, Mark Ivie and family (wife, Sharon; sons: Jared and Joshua; daughters: Stacie and Shannon); Steve Ivie’s family (wife, Barbara; son, Chad; and daughter, Bobbie Albretson); sister, Arloa Young and family (sons, Jim and Paul; and daughters Cindy Mocaby, Nona Brown); brother, Daryl Ivie and family (wife, Alice; sons: Gary, Terry, Donnie; and daughters Cheri Foster, Holly Ivie).
Funeral services for Lenard will be held at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs, Colo. There will be a public viewing Thursday, Sept. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. A memorial service at Farnum Holt will be later be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a short graveside service at Highland Cemetery in Meeker, Colo. at approximately 2 p.m.
The family requests than in lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Ivie’s name be made to LIFT-UP.
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