Wilbur LeRoy Salyards was born on September 3, 1940 in Sterling, Colorado to Stanley Lloyd Salyards and Mildred Era Kechl. Wilbur passed away at the Sedgwick County Hospital in Julesburg, Colorado on May 31, 2020.
On May 21, 1959 Wilbur married the love of his life Sandra Fay Stevens. Wilbur had many interests in his life. One of his favorites was going fishing always trying to catch the big fish. He also enjoyed taking care of his yard at his home in Julesburg. Not only did he keep a nice yard he also made sure that his flowers always looked adequate.
As far as employment goes for Wilbur, He was a self-employed trash truck driver. Wilbur also worked for Logan County and while he was employed there he was mainly a truck driver. He then ran his own business Salyards Backhoe and Trenching for several years. Later in life Wilbur went to work for the CDOT Highway Department.
Wilbur is survived by his wife of 61 years Sandra Salyards, Son LeRoy Arlen Salyards, and brother Darrel and his wife Joan Salyards of Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was also survived by 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Wilbur is preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Mildred Salyards.
A memorial service will be held on Monday June 8, 2020 at the Baucke Funeral Chapel in Holyoke, Colorado. This service will be live streamed on the Baucke Funeral Home and Monuments page on Facebook. Bryan Kroeger will officiate the service and Baucke Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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