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Gammy's Gravesite
By - - Miscellany
Herewith two obituaries for Betty's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bard, both apparently published in the same newspaper on the same day but under different names, as discovered by Cathy Bredlau. John Crawford attached the photo of her gravestone.

To wit: "Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock this morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. A. R. Peebles, on Hillside Road. Rev. L. G. Reed of the Congregational Church officiated. After the services the body was taken to Riverside, Denver for cremation. Hall Kelso were in charge of the services." (Boulder Daily Camera, Monday December 14, 1936)

Ad from the same paper a second obit that lists her as Bessie Bard: "Mrs. Bessie Bard, aunt of Mrs. A. Peebles, died at Mrs. Peebles home today. She had lived with Mrs. Peebles the last six years and was a sister of Mrs. Peebles mother, the late Mrs. Sara C. Barret. Mrs. Bard was an invalid practically all the time she lived there. The Hall Kelso Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. The body is to be cremated at the request of the deceased." (Boulder Daily Camera, Monday December 14, 1936)
Comments
debbies - Nov 08, 2011 at 4:32 PM wrote: Thanks so much for sharing this, John! I'm sorry it got "lost in the shuffle," but glad to have it back. RIP, Gammie!
debbies - Apr 15, 2016 at 12:01 AM wrote: Actually, this is the stone for Betty's grandmother, not her mother. Sorry for the confusion!

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