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Scott Tidswell

September 2, 1923 – May 6, 2020

Scott Stanley Tidswell, Jr. was born September 2, 1923, at Olathe, Kansas, to Scott Stanley Tidswell and Mary Elizabeth (Adams) Tidswell and passed away May 6, 2020, at the Mount St. Francis Nursing Center in Colorado Springs, at the age of 96.

Scott attended public school in Olathe, Kansas, and the University of Kansas. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II from 1943-1946 as a Staff Sargent in France and Germany.

In April 1946, Scott entered the family business in Lamar and owned and operated Tidswell Furniture until his retirement in 1985. Scott married Luella Elizabeth Reed October 8, 1950.

While living in Lamar Scott was a member of the Lamar Jaycees, BPOE and the American Legion. He also served on the board of directors for First Federal Savings and Loan in Lamar for 32 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lamar since 1953, and served as a church usher for many years.

Scott also enjoyed volunteering at the Colorado Welcome Center in Lamar.

In January 2017, he moved to the Mount St. Francis Nursing Center in Colorado Springs.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Luella, in 2007; daughter, June Elizabeth (Tidswell) Kretschman, in 2001; and his sister, Mary McMillin, in 2019.

Scott is survived by his daughter, Julia (Devlin Messmer) Tidswell of Pueblo; son, Jeffrey (Cindy) Tidswell of Colorado Springs, and daughter, Jennifer (Tom) Munch of Pueblo West; son-in-law, Bob Kretschman of Grand Junction; grandchildren, Kristin (C.J.) Harmon, Brenna (Michael) Gibson, Audra (Brent Johnson) Tidswell, John Kretschman and Jenna Kretschman and great-grandchildren, Graham and Walt Gibson and Darrin and Malia Johnson.

A private family service will be held at a future date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Peacock Family.