EVANS, Colo. -- Boyd "Butch" D. Grafel, 70, died Sunday (Aug. 16, 2009).
He was born Dec. 4, 1938, in Oberlin to Ed and Iverna (Diamond) Grafel. He attended school in Herndon and graduated in 1957.
He joined the U.S. Army, where he was a drill sergeant and was honorably discharged. After his discharge, he settled in Greeley, Colo. On Nov. 26, 1965, he married Kathy Dilka. He did some farming and other jobs, but was in roofing most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Marlys McKillip and nephew, Rod McKillip.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy; three daughters, Lynnette Rangel and husband, Eusebio, Stefanie Bachman and Kelly Amory, all of Greeley; adopted son and daughter-in-law, George and Brenda Taylor and their four children; sister, Claudine "Dean" Goodwine; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial services was Friday, at Evans City Park Shelter in Evans.
Memorials may be sent to 4103 Golden Street, Evans CO 80620.