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Arland E. Holmes

Wednesday, October 3, 2001

Arland E. Holmes

LOVELAND, Colo. -- Arland E. Holmes, 88 of Loveland, Colo., formerly of Estes Park, Colo., died September 23, 2001.

He was born May 28, 1913, at Hayes County to Edward M. and Ethel (Stratton) Holmes. He graduated from Hamlet High School in 1930, worked on the family farm and attended Normal School in Wauneta. He taught school in the White Eagle District from 1936 to 1939. He attended the Nebraska State Teachers College in Kearney from 1939 to 1940. Following college he went on to teach sixth through eighth grades in Hamlet until 1942.

On April 26, 1942 , he married Ruth Elaine Deines.

He entered the Army in the Medical Corp and was stationed at several hospitals around the country.

After being discharged in 1946, he taught at the Overton School until 1947. He then completed his master's degree in industrial arts at the Colorado State College of Education in Greeley in 1948. He taught school for one year at Estes Park High School, then left teaching and began building lodge buildings, as well as working on other construction in Estes Park. He worked for many years at the YMCA doing carpentry work, and became a caretaker of many summer cottages. He and his wife owned and operated The Clever Crafters craft shop in Estes Park for 40 years.

He was formerly an elder and deacon of the Community Church of the Rockies, and was active in the Stephen Ministry.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Estes Park; one son, Donald Holmes of Estes Park; two daughters, Jeanne Gautney, and husband, David of Sequim, Wash., and Joyce Shaulis, and husband, Jerry of Loveland; two sisters, Lavina LaSalle and husband, Herbert of Palos Height, Ill., and Merita Larson of McCook; his step-mother-in-law, Ella Deines of Wichita, Kan.; and three grandchildren,

Memorial services will be Wed., 2 p.m., at the Community Church of the Rockies in Estes Park.