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Wilma Grace Morlan

October 5, 1939 ~ April 2, 2019 (age 79)

Funeral Services for McClave, Colorado resident, Wilma Grace Morlan will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Lamar Church of Christ with Bon May officiating.  Interment will follow in the McClave Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, Colorado.

Wilma Grace (Woolsey) Morlan was born on October 5, 1939 in Gainesville, Texas to James Henry and Nina (Cavnnas) Woolsey.  She passed away on April 2, 2019 at Bent County Healthcare Center in Las Animas, Colorado at the age of 79.

Wilma attended Odell, Texas schools and high school in Chillicothe, Texas.  She then married Raymond Werley Jr. in Thalia, Texas.  Following the unexpected death of Raymond, she then married Ben Suddard in 1962.  Wilma and Ben moved around to follow Ben’s work in the oilfield.  After settling in Vernon, Texas in 1971, Wilma opened a beauty shop.  After Ben’s passing, Wilma married Donald Morlan on December 9, 1988 in Vernon, Texas.  In 1999, the couple moved to Southeast Colorado, and established their home in McClave, Colorado.  Wilma was a member of the Lamar Church of Christ. 

Wilma is survived by her husband, Don Morlan of McClave, Colorado; son, Raymond D. Werley of McClave, Colorado; daughters, Diane (Bill) Jones of Caldwell, Texas and Dana (Scott) Patterson of Las Animas, Colorado; step children, Lori Westbrook of Burkburnett, Texas, Barry (Jackie) Morlan of Oakley Union, Texas, Karen (Gary) Coker of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Donnie Suddard of Houston, Texas; siblings, Faye (Don) Weber, Frances Phillips, and Barbara (Tom) Hinsley; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and six step-grandchildren; many other relatives and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Raymond Worley Jr. and Ben Suddard; siblings Louise Gilbert, Bill Woolsey, Earlene Barnett, Charlene Collins, and Hazel Marlow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Church of Christ in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, Colorado, 81054.

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