July 11, 1917 – June 18, 2012
TORRINGTON – Nathan Homer Blackstone, 94, of Torrington, died on June 18 at Chimney Rock Villa in Bayard, Neb.
Homer was born on July 11, 1917, in Bayard, the son of Charles and Lucy (Mabel Bowers) Blackstone.
He served in the U.S. Army as a medic from 1942 to 1946 and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Fort Benning, Ga., Fort Carson, Colo., and Germany. On his return from the service he did what he loved, working on ranches as a cowhand in Wyoming and Nebraska.
He married Ora Douglas on April 25, 1959. The resided in Alliance, Neb., where he was employed by the city of Alliance. Upon his retirement they moved to Torrington, where he resided until his passing.
Nathan was one of eight children. He leaves to mourn his passing, his sister, Mary Newman, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Blackstone, of Bayard; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ora; brothers, Joe (Lela), Earl (Pauline), LaVern and Nolan; and sisters, Millie (Doug) Butler and Charlotte.
He was well loved and will be greatly missed.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 2 at Valley View Cemetery with Pastor Danny Floyd officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home, and friends may send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
A memorial has been established to the Torrington Senior Friendship Center.
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