Funeral services for Lenora F. Lillyblad, 84 year old Buffalo resident, who passed away Wednesday evening at the Johnson County Health Care Center will be held Thursday, January 18th at 2:00 p.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Pastor Dale Fitzsimmons officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations in Mrs. Lillyblad’s memory may be made to the Amie Holt Care Center in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
Lenora Fay Lillyblad was born on April 26, 1933, in Peeples Valley, Arizona, to Fred and Nellie Ferguson. At the young age of 17, Lenora married her sweetheart, Jack Robert Lillyblad Sr., in Yuma, Arizona on November 19, 1950. They began their marriage in California where they started their family. Lenora was a talented homemaker while her husband served in the Navy. As the years passed by, they moved to Arizona and she became a mother to nine children. When she was not tending to her family and home, she spent her time working crossword puzzles and crocheting. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards. Later in her life, Lenora and Jack moved to Colorado and eventually made their home in Wyoming. Most weekends she would be found garage saling, antiquing or catching up with her loved ones. She was always guaranteed to have a smile on her face and a warm pot of coffee ready for the taking.
Mr. Lillyblad passed away in March of 2010; months before their 60th wedding anniversary. Lenora continued living in Buffalo until her death. She had been a resident of Amie Holt Care Center, where she touched the lives of many.
Lenora is survived by four sons, Jack Lillyblad and his wife Pamela of Phoenix, Arizona, Daniel Lillyblad and his wife Linda of Parker, Colorado, Arthur Lillyblad and his wife Julianne of Butte, Montana, and Lenard Lillyblad also of Butte, Montana; three daughters, Vendla Kingsolver and her husband Tom of Buffalo, Wyoming, Lorina Kontz and her husband Tom also of Buffalo, and Heather Hartnett and her husband Ed of Prescott, Arizona; two brothers, John Ferguson and his wife Rita and Arthur Ferguson and his wife Charlene, all of Camp Verde, Arizona; two sisters, Polly Feser and her husband Hap of Buffalo, Wyoming, and Allene Hetz of Phoenix, Arizona; twenty-five grandchildren and multiple great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one infant daughter, Susan, four brothers, her husband Jack Lillyblad Sr. and her daughter, Amber Marshall.
Our memories we will treasure. Rest in Peace.