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Eail: Barry Tennis



 The Daily Times-Call 
Publish date: 12/29/2008

Sept. 9, 1920 — Dec. 27, 2008

Herbert O. “Herb” TENNIS , 88, of Longmont passed away December 27, 2008, surrounded by his family, at Longmont United Hospital.

Herbert was born September 9, 1920, in Sigourney, Iowa, to Oliver Bernis and Minnie (Rickett) Tennis.

Herbert 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 Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Herbert was 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 family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Albert Tennis, two sisters, Mildred McGlothlen and Margaret Allgood.

Herbert is 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.

Memorial 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.