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Obituary - Harold L. Morlan

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Harold Leon Morlan was born September 26, 1933, in McClave to Ernest and Anna Mae (Schneider) Morlan.  He passed away February 11, 2023 at his home in Las Animas at the age of 89.

Harold was united in marriage to Caroline Fern Phillips June 10, 1955, and to this union seven children were born.  After marriage, the couple lived and worked at the Treetop Ranch, and farmed and ranched south of Caddoa.  In 1966, they moved to their present home south of Las Animas.

Harold was a founding member of Bent County Roping Club as well as Cockleburr Combers Riding Club.  He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, trap shooter, calf roper and loved his rodeos.

Harold is survived by his children, Eldon Morlan of Campo, Caroline Morlan of Las Animas, Tonya Morlan of Garner, Iowa, Rhonda (Doug)  Entenman of La Junta, Donna (Darwin) Huff of Swink, Chris (Ashley) Morlan of Swink, and Cory Morlan of Haswell; 14 grandchildren, Beth (John) Mercer, Clayton (Reagan) Morlan, Nicole Medina, Anthony Medina, Jennifer (Abel) Rea, Brock (Chelsia) Entenman, Brady (Allye) Entenman, Briana Huff, D.C. Huff, Grace Morlan, Harper Morlan, Regan Morlan, Renee Morlan, and Lindsey Morlan; 10 great grandchildren and another great granddaughter arriving in March; sisters-in-law, Norma Morlan of Las Animas, and Darlene Sacks of Peabody, Kansas; and many other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Caroline “Fern” Morlan; brother, Leroy Morlan; and grandson, Brandon Entenman.

Graveside Services for Harold Morlan will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2023, at the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery Elder Chapel.  Per Harold’s request, there will be no public visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, CO 81054. 

Arrangement are under the direction of Valley Funeral.