Birchard Oscar Ones, 92, passed away July 17, 2008, in Pueblo. Survived by his children, Michael Ones of Willits, Calif., Kurt Ones of Pueblo; grandchildren, Chad (Jessi) Ones of Pueblo and Cole Ones of Arvada, Colo.; and daughter-in-law, Linda August of Canon City. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Pauline Ones on June 5, 1996; sisters, Esther McClellan, Janette Tebben, Truly Flaaten and Winnie Ones; brothers, Fods Ones, John Ones and Justin Ones. Birchard was born in Tolly, Renville, North Dakota on Dec. 29, 1915, to John and Rhoda Ones. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War. In 1979, he retired from Wilcoxson Buick Cadillac as an auto body mechanic. He enjoyed rally racing with his grandsons, restoring old cars and gardening. Birchard was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and V.F.W. in Humboldt, Iowa. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1802 Sheridan Road, with Pastor Randy Bolt officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sange de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www. MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. I had the good fortune of knowing Birch since the mid-80’s. We worked together at Wilcoxson, and I did some paint work for him on the Desoto, and the Willys Jeep. Most of my coffee breaks were spent with him, as I enjoyed his company very much. In approximately 1998, Birch helped us fence our back yard. I always looked up to Birch as a wise, strong individual. He was an inspiration to me in many ways. I’m sure he was a heck of Scout leader as well. I will miss him, but I am better for knowing him!

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