The Daily Times-Call
Publish date: 12/29/2008
1920 — Dec. 27, 2008
Herbert O. “Herb” TENNIS
, 88, of Longmont passed away December 27, 2008, surrounded by his family,
at Longmont United Hospital.
born September 9, 1920, in Sigourney, Iowa, to Oliver Bernis and Minnie (Rickett)
graduated from Cedar High School in 1940. On January 1, 1940, he married
Marceline Barnard in Lancaster, MO. They moved to Longmont in 1962 from
a meat cutter working for Hackert’s Locker in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and in
Longmont for Longmont Locker Plant, Ray’s Little Super Market, Corner Pantry
and H&T Market. He retired in 1985.
He was of
Methodist faith and former member of St. Vrain Lodge 23 AF&AM. Herbert was
well known for having a big green thumb and his flower garden showed this.
Herb was a loving, caring and kind person to everyone and he adored his
preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Albert Tennis, two sisters,
Mildred McGlothlen and Margaret Allgood.
survived by his wife, Marceline Tennis, Longmont, three sons, Larry Tennis
(Sharon), Northglenn, CO, Barry Tennis
(Arleen), Longmont, CO, and Bernard Tennis, Wilton Manors, FL; three
daughters, Donna Hugo (Tom), Loveland, Ryssa Gransee, Longmont and Peggy
Gwin (Mike), Loveland; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 4
great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sat. Jan. 3, 2009, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.
Cremation handled by Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services.
Contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation or National Multiple
Sclerosis Society, and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Visit
www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to leave condolences.