July 3,1939 - Jan 4, 2014, age 74, was born to Myrl and Thelma (Romhild) Ardrey on July 3, 1939 at home in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado. He was the fourth of six children. At a young age he moved to Elbert, Colorado where his lived until 1998. He attended Elbert School where he participated in many sports.
In 1968 he married Anna Mae Hodgson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To this union were born 2 children, Kerry Ardrey and Renee Ardrey. While in Elbert, Don was very active in the community. He served on the school board, the booster club, played and coached softball, was in a bowling league and enjoyed the company of his many friends.
In 1998 he and his wife retired and moved to Warsaw, Missouri where he purchased a small ranch. They later moved into Lincoln, Missouri. Don could be found most mornings chatting with friends at the Hot Spot. Throughout his life he maintained a love for all sports. He was an avid golf player and enjoyed watching football, basketball and golf on TV.
Don was preceded in death by one brother, Milton Ardrey and his wife, Mary Ellen Ardrey of Slaton, Texas and one sister, Wanda Arfsten and her husband, Dewey Arfsten of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Anna Mae, son Kerry and his wife Annah of Houston, Texas, daughter Renee (Stearns) and her husband, Don and their 3 children, Kyle, Kevin and Krista of Elbert, Colorado, two brothers, Bill and his wife, Barbara, of San Jose, California, Gerald and his wife, Cathi, of Elbert, Colorado, one sister, Anita (Kay) Dunlop of Denver, Colorado, and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
A memorial service will be held Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home in Lincoln, Missouri, with Charles Rose officiating. A memorial service will be held later in his hometown of Elbert, Colorado where his be final resting place will be. Arrangements under the direction of the Davis-Miller Funeral Home, Lincoln, MO.