Efferd "Vic" Douglass (1929-2005)

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Efferd "Vic" Douglass died July 4, 2005. He was 76.

Efferd "Vic" Douglass was born April 4, 1929 to Joseph and Edith Douglass in Nutty-Combe Township, Kan.

Douglass grew up on the family farm where love of God, family, hard work and integrity were the order of the day. There was never a lack of love or support as he was one of the youngest of 12 children. He was driving truck for a living when he met Ardith Robison, fell in love and they married in 1954.ogether they embarked upon almost 51 years of life and love.o this union, God blessed them with two daughters, Rhonda and Diana. He worked for the Ford Motor Company in Yuma until he and Ardith moved the family to Meeker.e discovered his new home because of his love of hunting.here was always deer and elk in the freezer for the winter. Vic went to work for Reg Nichols Sales and Service and stayed for many years.t was there he became familiar with another of his passions, snowmobiling. He became an avid rider and joined the White River Snowmobile Club where he served in many positions.e was always there when the call went out for someone in need.e spent many hours grooming trails and working on the equipment. He was also an active member of the Meeker Christian Church, serving in many capacities. He could always be counted on to do what needed to be done and he passed that love of God on to everyone he met just by the example he set. Vic later went to work for Berthoud Motors where he retired to enjoy the rest of his life with family and friends.his enabled him to enjoy his other hobby, restoring antique John Deere tractors. He won numerous awards in parades on the western slope because of the diligence and hard work he put in on them.

Douglass is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Ardith; daughters, Rhonda (Ray) Puseman of Bellevue, Neb., and Diana Douglass of Vernal, Utah; grandsons Adam and Cody Puseman, and Joseph (Peggy) Ridings; great granddaughter, Ada Lyn Ridings; brothers Robert and Glen; and sister, Muriel.

Douglass was preceded in death by his father and mother, Joseph and Edith Douglass, seven brothers, Albert, Lawrence, Ted, Lloyd, Benny, Marion and Dickie and one sister, Dorothy.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 8, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at the Meeker Christian Church with Rev. Larry Heath presiding.

Interment will follow in the Highland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Meeker Christian Church or the charity of the donor's choice.Cochran Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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