Dolores G. Childs

TORRINGTON – A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Dolores G. Childs, 92, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Saint Rose Catholic Church with Father Andrew Duncan officiating. Burial of the ashes in the Valley View Cemetery will follow the mass. 

Dolores died Feb. 17, 2020, at Community Hospital and cremation has taken place. Memorials may be given to Saint Rose Catholic Church. A Rosary/Wake will be recited on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to

Dolores was born Sept. 12, 1927, in Hardington, Neb., the daughter of Lee and Gesine (Drieling) Morris. She grew up and received her education in Nebraska, graduating Albion High School in 1944. 

She married Gerald “JC” Childs on May 22, 1946, in Albion. She taught school for two years in Nebraska. They moved to McCook for a time before moving to Torrington in 1967. She was a homemaker her whole life, caring for her family at all times.

She enjoyed family gatherings, especially Christmas Eve’s, when the family was all packed in like sardines, and the July 4th lake trips each year, where singing around the campfire was so very important to her. Dolores enjoyed golf, crocheting, bowling and camping. She was a member of Saint Rose Catholic Church.

Dolores is survived by her husband Gerald “JC” of Torrington; sons Duane (Jane) Childs of Glenville, Neb., Robert (Bonnie) Childs, James (Jackie) Childs, Gary (Marilee) Childs and Steven (Kathy) Childs, all of Torrington; daughters Cindy (David) Haught of Spearfish, S.D., and Julie (Doug) Haught of Torrington; a sister Pauline Pelster of Petersburg, Neb.; 21 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Zachary Childs; great-granddaughter, Jael Haught; four sisters, Viola Buettner, Marjorie Wanek, Maxine Palmer and Shirley Valles; five brothers, Glenn Morris, Charles Morris, John Morris, Dallas Morris and Paul Morris.


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