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Reva Cumming - August 07, 2012


Reva A. Cumming, 100, of Julesburg, died Aug. 7, 2012 in Julesburg. Reva A. Lammers was born Jan. 7, 1912, to Emma Marie (Fulscher) and George Lammers on a farm near Amherst.

Reva was the youngest of four children. She attended Fairy Dell School and continued on to graduate from Phillips County High School in Holyoke in 1929. She attended Colorado Women’s College, graduating in 1931 with a degree in education. Reva returned home and taught at the Rolling Prairie School District No. 1 school for two years.

On May 23, 1934, she was united in marriage to George David Cumming. Reva and George spent much of the next several decades farming and raising Hereford cattle which were exhibited at the National Western Stock Show for 53 years straight.

Reva enjoyed gardening after she and George moved to a new home 16 miles south of Julesburg in 1963. She also loved to cook and entertain, counted cross-stitch and read, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.

Reva was active in Eastern Star (Worthy Matron 1972-73), United Methodist Church, Church Circle, United Methodist Women, Jolly Neighbor Club of Southeastern Sedgwick County, National and Northeastern Colorado Cowbelles organization and National and Colorado Hereford Auxiliary, and served on the school board and as president of the Sedgwick County Extension clubs.

Reva’s family had a big 100-year birthday party for her in January of 2012 to celebrate her becoming a centenarian.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings and husband, George.

Reva is survived by her son, Darris E. Cumming and wife Peggy; grandchildren, Justin Cumming and Jason Cumming; and two great-grandchildren, Brett Cumming and Trevor Cumming.

A memorial service was held Aug. 13 at the United Methodist Church of Julesburg with Pastors Alice Koech and Art Roth officiating. Inurnment will be held at Hillside Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials can be made to the Reva Cumming Memorial Fund, c/o Darris Cumming, P.O. Box 1, Julesburg, CO 80737.

Austin-Tennant Funeral Home in Julesburg was in charge of arrangements.