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Obituary - Donald Lee Graves

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Donald Lee Graves

December 22, 1946 — March 21, 2023

Donald was born December 22, 1946, to Lee William and Clara Marie (McCracken) Graves and passed away March 21, 2023, at his home in Lamar with his family by his side at the age of 76.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Clara Sheesley; step-father, Roy Sheesley; father, Lee William Graves; step-mothers, Betty Graves and Mable Graves; sister-in-law, Louise Graves; and brother-in-law, Mike Borzillo.

Donald is survived by his wife, Carolyn Graves of the family home in Lamar; children, Lisa Graves of Lamar, Cynthia (Bill Steward) Mauler of Wiley, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Graves of Lamar, and Bryan (Megan) Graves of Lamar; grandchildren, Cody Graves, Adam Mauler, Ben Mauler, Remington Graves, Case Graves, Krystal Spruill, David Proctor, Aaron Chandler, Kyle Pritchett and Emily Pritchett. He is also survived by seven great grandchildren and one on the way; siblings, Ron (Mary) Graves of Greeley, Bill (Linda) Graves of Littleton, Rod Graves of Lamar, Evie Borzillo of Kiowa, and Lyn Sheesley of Byers; as well numerous nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.

A graveside celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at the Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Fort Lyon with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating.  Military honors will be under the auspices of the local V.F.W. and American Legion posts.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Prowers County Veteran’s Transportation in care of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge # 1319 and/or the Lamar Area Hospice, either direct or in care of the funeral home office. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Peacock Funeral Home.