Harry Jay Duncan of Slater, died Dec. 2, 2004. He was 81.
Duncan was born Sept. 22, 1923, in Serene, Colo., to Thomas Nelson and Emile O'Tillia "Tillie" Duncan.
Losing his father at the age of 10, Duncan worked hard together with wife, siblings, his mother, sons and families on the Duncan Ranch. Duncan loved what he was doing and some of his happiest times were when he was out lambing or working a team of horses.
He was a man of his word who worked hard and loved his family. He will be greatly missed by all of us whose lives he has sweetly touched.
Duncan was survived by his wife, Catherine Ann Taylor; sons Nelson (Trudy) Henry, Duane and Steve (Linda); nine grandsons; four granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; sister, June (Clyde) Oberg; and brother, Jim (Mary) Duncan.
Duncan was preceded in death by his father and mother, sister, Emily, and brothers Hubert, Roy, Frank and Bill.
Services were held Dec. 6, 2004, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, with Doug Wassinger officiating. The organist was Connie Spicer.
Selections were "In The Sweet Bye & Bye" by Mango Need, "These Are My Mountains" by Jake Fleming, and "Dear To The Heart Of The Shepherd" by Clyda, Linda, and Debbie.
Honorary pallbearers were Colby Duncan, Braxton Duncan, Timothy Duncan, Slater Duncan, Tieker Duncan, Keith Duncan, Bill Duncan, Joe Duncan, Braden Duncan, Kelly Sewell, Duane Shorma, George Salisbury, Bob Grieve, Tom Cobb, Sammy Morgan, Bill McKee, Mike Sheehan, Pete Corson, Donny Corson, Jerry Wilson, Bruce Thayer, Tom Anderson, Tommy Anderson, Maxie MaHaffie, Larry Wood, Gordon Berdoux, Alvin Reuer, Don Klatka, and Steve Smith.
Interment was at Reader Cemetery.