Combs, Eugene (April 10, 1892 - April 7, 1955)

Final Rites Conducted For

Eugene Combs

Unknown - April 14, 1955

Final tribute was paid to Eugene Combs, 62, prominent Converse County stockman who succumbed to heart condition last Thursday afternoon April 7 at Memorial Hospital. Impressive services were held Saturday at the Stark chapel.

Gene Combs had long been a pillar of Douglas and was known for his generous support of community projects. Whenever anyone needed a helping hand Gene seemed always to be there. He assisted with the production of the Wyoming State Fair for many years and was an active member of the American Legion and Methodist Church.

Eugene Combs, son of Ellsworth B. and Mrs. Nellie Combs, was born in Nebraska, April 10, 1892. He moved to Douglas from Tecumseh, Neb., in the spring of 1896. He was a nephew of Bill Barlow and supported the fine pioneer tradition of Douglas' first newsman.

Mr. Combs served in the army in World War I and saw active duty in France.

After the war he returned to Douglas, and in July 1926, he married Colista Bicknel. To this union was one son, Raymor.

He was associated with his brother and father in the Oxford Sheep Company until 1929 when the company was dissolved. Since that time he has operated his own ranch north of Douglas.

Those who survive him are his wife, Colista, and son, Raymor; a brother, Leroy N. Combs, and a sister, Mrs. George Warner, all of whom live near Douglas.

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