Huerfano County, Colorado
Family Group Sheets

Robert Nathan JARRELL

BORN: 11 Apr 1877 AL
MARR: 7 Oct 1917 Silver Cliff, Custer Co CO
DIED: 25 Oct 1923 Gardner, Huerfano Co CO
BURIED: Gardner Cem, Gardner, Huerfano Co CO
FATHER: "Nat" Nathaniel JARRELL b:17 May 1834, AL; d:1900, Nacogdoches Co TX; buried Nat Cemetery; served with the CSA in The War for Southern Independence; child #5 of David JARRELL and Mahala (Mahaley A.) ABNEY; [Note: town of Nat Texas is named for him].
MOTHER: Alice V. ALFORD b:1846 to 1847, AL; living 1880, Beat 2, Choctaw Co AL; child of D. Fenner ALFORD and Sarah A.G. CHERRY.
BORN: 2 Aug 1882 Hillside, Fremont Co CO
DIED: 10 Jun 1974 Pueblo, Pueblo Co CO
BURIED: Gardner Cem, Gardner, Huerfano Co CO
ADD. SP: Married "Fred" Frederick Wilhelm YOUCK (Jauch);
FATHER: Charles Christopher "the immigrant" KINDT b:24 Jul 1846, Mecklenburg, GERMANY; d:12 Jan 1933, Gardner, Huerfano Co CO.
MOTHER: Rose (Ahleit/Ollie) "the immigrant" KUCK (Kueck/Kick) b:21 Dec 1853, Hanover, GERMANY; d:14 Sep 1912, Gardner, Huerfano Co CO.
1 | NAME: Ruth Alice JARRELL
F | BORN: 1 Apr 1918 Gardner, Huerfano Co CO
| MARR: 9 Dec 19(private) Gardner, Huerfano Co CO
| DIED: 31 Dec 1987 Payette Co ID
| BUR: Payette, city Cem, Payette, Payette Co ID
| BORN: 21 May 1903 DIED: 17 Feb 1976
2 | NAME: Opal Estella JARRELL
F | BORN: 10 Feb 1921 Gardner, Huerfano Co CO
| MARR: 26 Dec 19(private) Raton, Colfax Co NM
| DIED: 13 Aug 2004 Rye, Pueblo Co CO
| HUSB: Hyrum Anderson MEAD
| BORN: 12 Jul 1920 DIED: living 13 Aug 2004
NOTES: Opal Estella Jarrell Mead Tuesday, August 17, 2004 Opal Estella Jarrell Mead, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Aug. 13, 2004, at her home in Rye, Colo. She was 83 years of age. Opal was born Feb. 10, 1921, in Gardner, Colo., the younger of two children born to Mary Kindt Jarrell and Robert N. Jarrell. In addition to her sister, Ruth Alice Jarrell, she had six older brothers and sisters who were born to her mother and her mother's first husband, Friedrich "Fred" Wilhelm Youch (Jauch), prior to Fred's death. They were John Harry, Gertrude Augusta, Richard, Della Marie, Hattie Rose and Arthur Charles Youch. Opal graduated from Gardner High School in 1939. She married Hyrum Anderson Mead on Dec. 26, 1941. They were later sealed in the Logan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After Hyrum completed his service in the U. S. Army during World War II, they resided in Pueblo, Colo., before moving to Rye in 1957. They had six children and were married for 63 years. They have 22 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Opal's life was one of love and devotion to her husband and children. Her soft-spoken and compassionate nature touched the lives of many, but most especially the lives of her family members. She was thrifty and skilled as a seamstress and frequently utilized these talents to beautify her home and bless those around her. She enjoyed music and played the piano. She was also known for her beautiful penmanship and for her careful recordkeeping. Opal had a love for the gospel of Jesus Christ and served faithfully in many church positions as a leader and teacher. She and her husband were instrumental in the establishment of a branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rye. Despite many challenges, including the death of her infant daughter and a stroke, she faced her life with courage and faithfully endured. Throughout the 17 years of her serious illness following her stroke, she was lovingly cared for by her devoted husband and eternal companion, Hyrum. Opal is survived by her husband, Hyrum; sister, Hattie Ranky of Washington; and children, Hyrum Anderson (Rosemary) Mead Jr., North Salt Lake, Utah, Colleen Joy (David) Evensen, Shelley, Idaho, Delaine Joyce (Robert Kent) Shifflet, Rye, Colo., Nola Jean (Reid) Swenson, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Carl Wayne (Patricia "Penny") Mead, Kaysville, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, daughter, Elaine Gail Mead; and grandson, Derick Anders Shifflet. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, in the Rye Ward chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The viewing will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. prior to the funeral. Interment will be at the Gardner Cemetery in Gardner, Colo. Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2004
Submitted by:
Wiley Alston Jarrell
15610 Edenvale
Friendswood Tx, 77546

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