Funeral services for Las Animas, Colo. resident, Clifford Stuart will be held at 10 a.m. on Mon., Feb. 3, 2014 at the Parkview Baptist Church in Las Animas, Colo.
Burial will follow in the Las Animas/Bent Cemetery. Visitation was held from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 2, 2014 at Horber Funeral Chapel.
Clifford Lawrence Stuart was born on Dec. 30, 1923 in Wiley, Colo. to Clifford P. and Maude D. (Miller) Stuart. He was the sixth of seven children. He passed away on Jan. 30, 2014 in Las Animas, Colo. at the age of 90.
Clifford, affectionately known as "Speck", attended school in Wiley until he was in the 10th grade. On Thanksgiving Day in 1935 he met Alice Lirley. In 1940 he decided to go to Westcliffe to work for Kettle Cattle for a year.
In 1941 Clifford had a job herding sheep. During this time he broke two horses to ride. In 1942 he went to San Louis Valley until he was called into the Army.
Clifford married that "lovely gal", Alice Lirley on Aug. 18, 1945 in Syracuse, Kan. To this union they had three children; Eugene born on Oct. 7, 1946, Linda born on May 20, 1949, and Clifford Jr. "Spike" born on Jan. 10, 1953.
Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford P. and Maude Stuart; siblings, Hazel, Lucile, Mary, Amos, Herbert and June; daughter, Linda on Oct. 7, 1969; and son, Eugene on May 11, 2008.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Stuart of the home; son, Clifford L. "Spike" Stuart and wife, Shirley of Hasty, Colo.; six grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and a host of friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkview Baptist Church or Ark Valley Hospice in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, Colo. 81054. For more information or to leave online condolences please visit www.horberfuneralchapel.com.