Mourning Lyman Edgar, Colorado's first Centennial Farmer

9NEWS at 6 p.m. 8/12/16.

Let's take a moment to remember a man whose life didn't make headlines.

Lyman Edgar worked a farm near Rocky Ford - the same farm worked by his father and his grandfather.

This Friday, we note the passing of Colorado's first centennial farmer. That was the designation given by the state to farm families working the same land for a century.

Lyman died yesterday at the age of 101. He was born on the farm in 1914.

Through two World Wars, a Depression, and a Dust Bowl, Lyman emerged to grow crops, and grow a beautiful family.

He learned how to create therapy devices for his son, paralyzed by polio. And he learned how to care for his wife of 65 years, when she developed Alzheimer's disease. 

Lyman Edgar lived a life worth of notice.

So we take a moment to mark the final chapter of a true Colorado story.

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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