Orval "Earl" Mosbarger | PostIndependent.com

Orval "Earl" Mosbarger

Earl Mosbarger, 87, of Carbondale, passed away Jan. 24, 2009.

He was born April 19, 1921, in St. John, Kan., to Orval and Anna Mae (Hagerman) Mosbarger.

He married Sue Alberico Oct. 20, 1940, in Florence. They enjoyed 65 years of marriage and had one son.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marines in September 1942 and served three years during World War 11.

He operated the Conoco bulk plant in Carbondale for more than 50 years.

Earl enjoyed being with his family and the many trips they took in their motor home to Lake Powell. He was a member of the American Legion Post 100 in Carbondale for 45 years, and was past Exalted Ruler of the Aspen Elks Lodge.

Earl also served on the Carbondale City Council and the Re-1 school board.

His sense of humor and drawings will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Earl was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by son Mike (Paula) Mosbarger; grandsons Brian (April) Mosbarger of Silt and Jeff Mosbarger of Carbondale; nephew Steve (Jean) Alberico of Carbondale; niece Kathy McFarland and her son Todd of Salt Lake City.

Earl was preceded in death by his wife.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Legion Post #100 scholarship fund, 97 N. Third St., Carbondale, CO 81623.

Cremation has taken place. A military service and memorial will be held at a later date in Carbondale.

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