Combs, Lucille K. (Kelly) (December 20, 1915 - December 16, 1996)

Lucille Combs

Douglas Budget - December 25, 1996

Funeral liturgy services for long-time Douglas resident Lucille K. Combs, 80, were Friday, Dec. 20 at Saint James Catholic Church with Father John Murray as the celebrant.

Burial services were held at Douglas Park Cemetery. Vigil for the Deceased was Dec. 19 at Converse Funeral Chapel. She was laid to rest next to her husband, Raymor.

Mrs. Combs died Monday, Dec. 16, after a short illness at her daughter's home in Littleton, Colo.

She was born Dec. 20, 1915, to Michael and Amanda Mabel (Raymond) Kelly in Omaha, Neb. She attended grade school at a nearby country school. She later attended North High School and Omaha University in Omaha.

She was courted by and later married Raymor James Combs in Omaha on Sept. 13, 1950. She and Raymor moved first to Casper where Raymor worked as a brand inspector. The couple later moved north of Douglas, where they operated the family ranch. After Raymor's death on May 11, 1961, Mrs. Combs continued to operate the ranch until her death.

In 1970 she embarked upon a new occupation as a real estate agent. She enjoyed this career until her retirement in 1995. She was very active in the community and around the state. She was a member of and trustee for the Saint James Catholic Church, and member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Converse County Cowbelles, Converse County Zonta Club (holding many offices and was Zontian of the Year in 1996), Douglas Sorority, Converse County Republicans (holding office as State Committee Chairwoman, attending three National Republican Conventions), Converse County Committee Woman Association for 34 years, Converse County Group Home board, Farm Bureau, Wool Growers Association, and Wyoming Stock Growers Association, as well as many other activities.

Her hobbies included spending time with her grandchildren, gardening with Michaela and Brendan, reading, traveling, and cooking.

She is survived by daughters Kathleen Lore of Douglas and Bridget Paich of Littleton; grandchildren Michaela and Brendan Lore of Douglas; and Alexis, Taylor, Lucas and Quintin Paich of Littleton; sisters Martha Gill of Reno, Nev. and Kathleen Tenborg and Anita Peters of Omaha; and brother John Kelly of Omaha.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymor; brothers Sherman and Raymond Kelly; and sisters Vera Brockmeyer and Josephine Kuhry.

Serving as pallbearers were John Kuhry, Terry Kuhry, Steve Haneborg, Brendan Lore, Tommy Wilson and Bill Henry.

A memorial to Converse County Hospice at 111 South Fifth Street, Douglas, would be appreciated by the family.

Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.


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