Dolores M. Kisner


Dec. 7, 1919 – Jan. 17, 2018

HOLYOKE, Colo. – Dolores M. Kisner (Dunham, Clabaugh) was born Dec. 7, 1919, in Butte, Neb. Dolores was frail from old age and passed away Jan. 17, 2018, at Regent Park Nursing and Rehab in Holyoke, Colo.

Dolores had an eighth-grade education. During her grade school years in South Dakota, she road to a country school with her teacher. Later, she rode her own horse.

She married Henry Clabaugh during the Depression. They moved to Laramie Peak to work in a logging sawmill to provide wood for the war effort. Dolores cooked for the logging crew, on a wood stove. They received ration stamps during that time for some foods and lived in a log house, which later burned down.

Her life consisted of raising seven children, working hard and living poor. She raised a big garden to feed the family and canned for winter hard times. She raised hundreds of chickens and dad hunted deer for meat. Later the family moved to Torrington so all the children could go to a proper school.

Dolores has four surviving children: Betty Bingham of Carthage, Mo., Mary Carlsen of Paoli, Colo., Susan Capps of Arvada, Colo., and Paul Clabaugh of Tennessee, and a daughter-in-law, Edith Clabaugh; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 

She was preceeded in death by three children: Twins Leonard and Larry Clabaugh and David Clabaugh.

Baucke Funeral Home has been entrusted for cremation. Dolores’s ashes will be interred in Torrington with other deceased family members. There will be no funeral, however personal memorials may occur.

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