Carol 'C.E.' Bon Durant. Born April 26, 1930, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Dec. 24, 2013. C.E was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Patricia, in Oct of 2013; father, Kenneth B. Bon Durant; mother, Bertha (Hutchinson); in-laws, Fritz and Marie Erps; sister, Alberta Bon Durant; brothers-in-law, Fritz Erps Jr., Jack Mitchell and Byron Millington. Survived by his children, Mike (Shelia Parker), Bon Durant, Brenda (Terry) Scheid, Pam, (Kent) Ervin and Audrey (Mike) Smidt; grandchildren, Clayton (Maria) Bon Durant, Donny (Tracy) Scheid, Cody (Rikki) Scheid, Dusty Scheid, Jayme and Jayce Ervin, Kaeli (Dave) Niedbalski and Amanda Smidt; great-grandsons, Wyatt and Chase Scheid; sisters, Lila Mitchell, Harriet (Larry) Grim; sister-in-law, Marilyn Millington; multiple nieces and nephews and cousins. C.E. served in the US Army Reserves from April 1955 to April of 1990, as a Master Sergeant. He received Soldier of the Year in 1966 and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1989. C.E. was a dedicated Boy Scout Troop leader for Troop #39 for many years; he helped develop many fine young men in the Pueblo County community! C.E. retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a security guard in November of 1983. C.E. enjoyed ranching and farming, and seemed happiest when he was doing such on his family's land in the Pueblo County area, as well as his parent's farm in Colorado City. C.E. was a master repairman and pretty handy mechanic, and enjoyed working on his various pieces of farm equipment; one would always say, 'Carol could fix anything.' (Or as some would say, break everything!) C.E. was a 4-H leader and also served as the Swine Superintendent for the Pueblo County Fair, for many years. C.E. was inducted into the Pueblo County 4-H Leaders Hall of Fame in 2006 and received several awards for his years served as a 4-H leader. At Carol's 'C.E's' request, cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium, has taken place. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan 2, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Reception will take place after the service at the funeral home. The family extends a special thanks to the Minnequa Medical Center staff for Carol's 'C.E.'s' care. Online condolences,

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  1. Our sincere sympathy to Lila, Harriet and the entire family. I grew up with Carol and I know he will be missed, I am very sorry that we cannot attend his memorial

  2. We’ve known the Bon Durant family for years, since our childhood and have always felt love and affection for all the family. So sorry for the loss of Carol and Pat as they were such wonderful people and had a great family. God Bless you all. Lila & Harriet,especially. The Colby family . Paula Dionisio and Pat Patterson!!

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I have many memories of Mr. Bon Durant at County Fair working with pigs. He taught me so much!

  4. I am so sorry for your loss! I cannot think about 4-H without thinking of your Dad. Mr. Bon Durant was and always will be a face of 4-H for me. He was always there, always patient, and always teaching! It was an honor to learn so much from him over the years and also work besides him in my adult life as a 4-H volunteer as well! Many lives have been touched and changed with his gentle touch and knowledge! God Bless you Mr. Bon Durant, may you rest in peace. ~Cori (Salameno) Freed

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