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Lucy Alice (Combs) Colson

Born - September 27, 1887
Branson, Taney County, Missouri

Married - December 1908

Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska

Died -  January 27,1981
Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska

Buried - January 30,1981

Pawnee City Cemetery

Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska





Lucy A. Colson

Lucy A. Colson, 98, of Pawnee City, Nebraska, passed away January 27, 1981, reroute to a hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter H. who died September 6, 1947.

Mrs. Colson was born September 27, 1887 at Branson, Missouri, the daughter of Jasper Franklin and Laura Combs. She received her education and grew up in Missouri.

She confessed her faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized in Oklahoma in 1907, later uniting with the Christian Church in Pawnee City. She was a loving wife and mother, good neighbor and had many friends.

On December 16, 1908, she was married to Walter H. Colson and to this union seven children were born. Elmer, Mrs. Elvis A. Johnson, (Virginia) and Nellie Johnson of Pawnee City. Walter of Loveland, Colorado, Mrs. Joe Thiellen (Alyce)

of Portland, Indiana, Mrs. Melvin Morrison (Venna Ruth) of Longview, Washington, and Mrs. Raymond Morrison (Wanda) of Kalama, Washington.

There are 34 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren and 27 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends.  

Funeral services were held Friday, January 30, 1981 at 2:00 p.m. at Wharry Brothers Mortuary, Pawnee City, with Rev. William Nollman officiating.

Pallbearers were Jim Hall, Lloyd Stepits, Charles Cary, Raymond Colson, Keith Staley and Richard Freeman.

Music was furnished by Mrs. Byford Metzger and Mrs. Richard Turnbull, duet,

with "Blessed Assurance" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" as the songs being chosen.

Interment was at the Pawnee City, Cemetery, Pawnee City, Nebraska.

The Pawnee Republican


February 5, 1981





Husband - Walter H. Colson

Born - August 28, 1883 - Nebraska

Died - September 6, 1947

Father - Eugene Colson

Born - July 1862- Illinois

Mother - Emma Colson

Born - September 1861 - Germany



Son - Elmer Colson

Born - 1910 - Nebraska

Daughter - Virginia (Colson) Johnson

Born - 1913 - Nebraska


Daughter - Nellie Colson

Born - 1915 - Nebraska


Son - Walter Colson Jr.

Born - 1917 - Nebraska


Daughter - Alyce (Colson) Thiellen

Born - 1919 - Nebraska

Husband - Joseph Thiellen

Born - 1916 - Petersburg, Boone County, Nebraska



Brother - William Arthur Combs

Born - June 21, 1881- Missouri

Sister - Martha Ann Combs

Born -1883 - Missouri


Sister - Ida Mae Terrel (Combs) Seigal

Born - December 2, 1885

Branson, Taney County, Missouri

Husband - George Arthur Seigal



Step-Father - Charles Henry Bockus

Born - May12, 1846
 Stamford, Delaware County, New York


Brother - William Ernest Bockus

Born - January 3,1892 - Missouri

Brother - John Alfred Bockus

Born - July 3,1895

Marysville, Lawrence County, Missouri

Brother - Raymond Bockus

Born - January 15, 1897
Marysville, Lawrence County, Missouri

Sister - Gertie Ellen (Bockus) Schnepp

Born - June 19, 1901
Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma

Brother - Adrian Orbian  Bockus

Born - December1902


Father - Franklin Jasper Combs

Mother - Laura Jane (Compton) Combs


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