Obituary for Velora Nowlen Stannard


Former Resident of this Place, Died at Home of Son at Denver--Buried Here Sunday--Son Escorts Body.
Rocky Mountain News, Denver, June 21:
Mrs. Velora A. Stannard, mother of Clare N. Stannard, vice-president and general manager of the Denver Gas & Electric Light company, died at her home, 4335 Stuart street, at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, following a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Stannard was 75 years old, having been born in Friendship, N.Y., July 16, 1848.  She had been a resident of Denver for the past ten years.
She was a member of the Daylight chapter of the Eastern Star and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the O. R. C. [Order of Railway Conductors].
Surviving her are two sons, Clare N. Stannard and Floyd Stannard of Salt Lake City, Utah.  Mrs. Stannard's husband was killed in a railroad accident in 1894.  He had been connected with the Chicago and Rock Island and the Erie railroad systems for a number of years.
Funeral services will be held at the Olinger Mortuary at 5 o'clock this afternoon.  Clare Stannard will accompany the body to Friendship, N.Y., this evening and interment will be in that city.
It will be recalled that Mrs. Stannard former lived in Friendship.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Nowlen, who owned the Nowlen farm on the Cuba road a mile and a half west of Friendship, or where the highway first crosses the Erie railroad going to Cuba.
Mrs. Stannard was a member of Henrietta Rebecca Lodge No. 209, I.O.O.F. of this place.
Mr. Clare N. Stannard, a former resident of this place, now Vice President of the Denver Gas and Electric Light Co., escorted the body from Denver to this place.  Mrs. Mark A. Wightman, of Prattsburg, N.Y., a sister of the deceased, attended the funeral.
[Note: Cemetery listing erroneously states she is buried at Denver.  That's where she was living when she died.  Obits. in both Denver papers also state burial at Friendship.]
From the Friendship Republican, June 28, 1923.