Loren George Good - March 12, 2010
Loren George Good, 86, of Sterling, Colo., died Friday, March 12, 2010. Services were held at Christ United Methodist Church Tuesday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m. with Chaney-Raeger Funeral home in charge of arrangements.
Loren was born Aug. 8, 1923, to Roy E. and Dora M. (Couch) Good in a farm house near Merino, Colo. He was the oldest of five children, the others being William Claude, Phillip Ray, Kenneth Lee and Charlotte Elizabeth.
He attended elementary school at Happy Valley, Hill Crest, Merino, and Atwood, and graduated from Willard High School in 1941. He was a member of the first NJC class and received his baccalaureate degree from the University of Nebraska in 1949, as well as a Master of Agricultural economics in 1953.
Between August, 1944 and October, 1946 he served as a CPL in the U. S. Army, 534 Air Engr. Sq. in the Philippine Islands (Luzon) where he received several citations and decorations.
He farmed near Merino for 10 years, and worked with the USDA Soil Conservation Service in Lincoln, Neb., Grand Junction, Flagler and Akron, Colo., for a total of 25 years, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, CUMC Golden Ringers Hand Bell Choir, Sterling Genealogy Society, Farmers Union, various Lions Clubs and was an Honorary Chapter Farmer of Akron FFA where he helped plan and direct range judging contests for about 19 years. He also sang in several church choirs, and his favorite hobby was restoring old John Deere tractors.
He married Marjorie Elaine Thomas in Wauneta, Neb., on Aug. 17, 1951. They were married for 58 1/2 years. To this union five children: Glen Edward, George Everett, Gena Gaylene (Karg), Gayla Jolene (Griese), and GleeAnn Lynette (Kehr), were born.
He is survived, by his wife and children and their spouses: Cathy Good, Kathy Good, Jim Karg, Paul Griese, and Tom Kehr. There are also 17 grandchildren: Shannon Talich (Lance), Amy St. Clair (Jay), Alissa Krafft (Eric), Mandee Webb (Ben), Andrea Orin (Jay), Jennifer Green (Mark Rodine), Julie Green, JacQue Green (Derek Bandy), Stacey Karg (Asa Carpenter), Jake Karg, Bob Griese (Chelce), Brenda Griese (John Harris), Tony Griese, Jackie Kehr, Jessica Kehr, Jordan Kehr, and Jason Kehr and four great grand children: Annaliese Orin, Brandon Talich, Andrew Griese, and Sydney Harris.
He is also survived by sister, Charlotte and husband Keith Harryman, sisters-in-law Ramona Good, Sue Jo Good, Agatha Brandt, and brother and sister-in-law Ivan Thomas and Arthea, foster brother Bob Burk and his wife, Pat, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Claude, Philip and Kenneth and sister-in-law Barbara Good.
Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church or the Hope Scholarship at Northeastern Jr. College.