|Funeral services for Kit Carson, Colorado area farmer and rancher, Emmett Howard Thrasher were held on Saturday
November 8, 2008 at the United Methodist Church in Kit Carson, Colorado with the Rev. Burry Bessee officiating. Mrs. Charlotte Woelk served as the pianist with Mrs. Kathy Shade as the vocalist. The
musical selections were "The Old Rugged Cross" and "On The Wings Of A Snow White Dove." Casketbearers were Jack M. Dixon, Michael Dixon, Richard Najera, Sam Gordan, Robert Sadorus, and Gary Riggins.
Those recognized as honorary casketbearers were all of Emmett's friends and the nurses at Weisbrod that were so kind to him.
Emmett Howard Thrasher was born in Kisemet, Kansas the son of Ezra Leonard Thrasher and Martha Almedia Carr Thrasher. Emmett spent his adult life raising cattle and sheep and farming 17 miles north
of Kit Carson, Colorado. Emmett was a very kind and honest man who will be remembered as a very hard working man. After his wife Aline's death in 1998, Emmett continued to live at his home until
moving to the Parish Care Center and then to the Weisbrod Nursing Home in 2006. Emmett and Aline were blessed with four children.
Emmett died on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at the age of 98 years, 1 month and 25 days. He is survived by his three children Tommy (Arlene) Thrasher of Parker, CO, Eunice "Honeybelle" (Jack) Dixon of
Eads, CO and Dorothy P. (Richard) Najera of Commerce City, CO, 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren as well as by one brother Earl Thrasher of North Carolina.
Emmett was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Aline, one daughter, two brothers, and one granddaughter.
Visitation and funeral services were entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home in Kit Carson, CO.