Gary Cortez Humphreys

Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(September 7, 1931 - August 20, 1933)


The Lusk Herald
August 24, 1933


Infant Son of Lance Creek Couple Dies

Gerry Cortez Humphreys, 22-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Monzie Humphreys of Lance Creek, died Sunday morning at the Lusk Hospital following an emergency operation performed Friday night, for an intestinal obstruction, in an effort to save the baby's life.

Dr. W. E. Reckling, who resorted to surgery in an attempt to save the baby's life, reported that this was an emergency operation which was made necessary from an infection of the abdomen. The little boy was the first baby delivered in Lusk by Dr. Reckling when he began to practice here.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Baptist Church of Lusk, with Rev. Farrar officiating. Mrs. Elis, Mrs. C. E. Marvin, Mrs. Avery Smith and Mrs. Farrar, accompanied by Mrs. J. P Watson, sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," "Asleep in Jesus," "Jewels." Pallbearers were Dona Hoblet, Phyllis Murphy, Laura Chambers and Mary Lou Agnew. Interment was in the Lusk Cemetery, and the Peet Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Lusk Free Lance
August 24, 1933
2-Year-Old Humphreys Baby Dies after Illness and Operation Sunday


Following an illness of about two months which began with summer complaint and led to complications necessitating an operation last Friday, little Gary Cortz Humphreys, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Monzie Humphreys of Lance Creek, succumbed at the Lusk hospital Sunday morning, August 20th. The operation was performed to relieve an intestinal obstruction, but the child failed to survive the effects of the surgical treatment.

Gary Cortez was born September 7th, 1931, and besides his parents is survived by two sisters, Beulah and Zella, and two brothers, Donald and Dale.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church here Monday afternoon, August 21st, at 4 o'clock, Rev. B. F. Farrar, pastor, officiating. Several selections were sung by the ladies quartette of the Baptist church, composed of Mrs. Wm. Ellis, Mrs. C. E. Marvin, Mrs. Avery Smith and Mrs. B. F. Farrar, Mrs. J.P. Watson accompanied at the piano.

The remains were laid to rest in the Lusk cemetery, the following girls bearing the tiny casket to the grave: Dona Hoblit, Laura Lucille Chambers, Mary Lou Agnew and Phyllis Murphy. Arrangements were in charge of Geo. Earl Peet of the Peet mortuary.








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