Donell D. Sylvester
ALBUQUERGUE, N.M., -- Donell D. Sylvester, 84 died Tuesday (Jan. 1, 2008).
He received his Bachelor of Science in soil conservation from the University of Nebraska and his Master's degree in Range Management from the University of Wyoming. He started work as a rural school teacher and worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Nebraska and Wyoming. He finished his career as the New Mexico State Range Conservationist before retiring in 1984.
After retirement, he worked part-time for Holistic Resource Management and traveled to Africa with Christian Veterinary Mission.
He was a member of Heights First Church of the Nazarene and Palo Duro Philatelic Society.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; one brother; and son, Durwin Kent.
Survivors include his wife, Dora Sylvester; children, Nancy Donett Brown and husband, Bill, John Sylvester and wife, Debbie and Mary Dell Saling and husband, Jim; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were Friday, at Heights First Church of the Nazarene in Albuquerque, N.M.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., in the Wilsonville Cemetery with the Rev. Keith Theobald officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heights First Church of Nazarene Choir ministry or Christian Veterinary Mission, 19303 Fremont Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98133.
French Mortuary of Albuquerque is in charge of arrangements.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in chage of loca services.