McCOOK, Nebraska -- Douglas Dean Colby, 50, died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at McCook Community Hospital.
Doug was born on Dec. 10, 1959 in Imperial to DeWayne Dow Colby and Marian Joan (Blobaum) Carson. He attended McCook Elementary School and graduated from Littleton High School in Littleton, Colorado in 1979. While in high school, he was active on the swim team.
On Dec. 30, 1987, Doug was united in marriage to Noreen Renee Remington in Glendale, Colorado. To this union two sons, Dillon and Dawson, were born. They eventually made their home in the McCook community where he worked in maintenance.
He was a member of the National Rifleman's Association and served as a volunteer firefighter in Clarkson, Nebraska. Other interests included having an avid interest in antique cars and politics.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Roberta and Clarence "Slim" Blobaum; and Lela and Dow Colby; step-father, Gary Carson; one aunt, Ima Drain; and niece, Alisha Browder.
Survivors include his wife, Noreen Colby of McCook; sons, Dillon and Dawson of the home; parents, DeWayne Colby of Platteville, Colorado; and Marian Joan Carson of Wheatridge, Colorado; one sister, Debbie and husband, Billie Crum of Denver, Colorado; one aunt, Verdonna of Broomfield, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were today at the Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his name.
A memorial plaque will be placed at the foot of his grandmother, Lela Colby's grave, at the Palisade Cemetery.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.