Carolyn ‘Kay’ Harmon

Memorial services for Carolyn Harmon were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church in Las Animas, Colo. Reverend Charles Kelly officiated. Inurnment will take place Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Paonia, Colo. Carolyn Kay Harmon, known to most as Kay, was born on June 9, 1933 in Paonia, Colo. to Harvey and Bessie (Galpin) Bryan and passed away on May 8, 2017 in Las Animas, Colo., surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 83. Kay graduated from Western State College in 1955 with a degree in teaching. On June 4, 1958, she was married to Forrest Harmon in Denver, Colo. They moved to La Junta, Colo. and had two sons, they were divorced in 1976. Kay then moved to Las Animas, Colo., where she lived until her passing. She began teaching seventh grade math in 1965 in Las Animas, Colo. Her teaching career spanned 33 years, allowing her to teach two generations of local families. She loved to play cards, work in her yard, and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Kay is survived by her sons, Mitchell (Margaret) Harmon of Whitewood, South Dakota and Ross (Stacie) Harmon of Bristol, Colo.; sister, Jackie Porter; grandson, Jett Harmon; many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Bessie Bryan. Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to Arkansas Valley Hospice in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431 Las Animas, CO, 81054. For more information or to leave online condolences, please visit

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