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Clarence Howard Zollner, Jr.
© Cheyenne Star
02 Jun 1994
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell



Clarence Howard Zollner, Jr. the son of Clarence and Ethel Henderson Zollner was born on June 30, 1921, in Fort Collins.
He grew up on the family farm north and east of Ft. Collins.
He attended grade school at Boxelder and graduated from Fort Collins High School in 1939.
He attended Colorado A. and M. college for one year before enlisting in the Army at the beginning of World War II. He served 18 months in the European Theatre with the 104th Infantry Division. They traveled over 500 miles through France, Germany and Austria before the war was over.
In 1983 he and Anna Mae went back to Europe and followed the same route. He was discharged in January of 1946. For 9 months in his early years in the Army, he was in an Army Specialized Training Program at Oklahoma A & M College at Stillwater, Oklahoma.
It was there that he met his future wife, Anna Mae Moad. They were married on June 2, 1946, in the Methodist Church in her home town, Cheyenne, Oklahoma.
They moved to Fort Collins and he started back to college on the G. I. Bill, along with hundreds of other veterans.
They first lived in a basement apt. at 815 Stover Street. Rent was $25.00 per month with utilities paid. Their transportation was the streetcar which cost 5 cents per ride.
He graduated from Colorado A&M in June of 1950 with a BS degree in Vocational Agriculture. In 1963 he received his Masters in Supervision and Administration. He taught vocational agriculture in Fowler and Fort Morgan, Colorado.
In 1963 the family moved back to Fort Collins and he assumed the position of Director of Adult and Vocational Education for the Poudre Rt. 1 School District.
He was instrumental in designing and developing the vocational Technical School {now Front Range Community College} and served as it's first director.
He loved the mountains and was familiar with most fishing streams in the state. He especially enjoyed the Poudre.
Travel was another favorite of his and Anna Mae's and they have driven over most of the United States and Canada as well as going to Alaska, Hawaii, Nova Scotia, Mexico and Europe. Their last special trip was last summer when they enjoyed a river cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow.
His greatest contentment was in his family and his friends, and his loyalty to Ft. Collins, Larimer County, Colorado and America knew no bounds.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served as usher for many years.
He was a former member of the Breakfast Optimist Club and had served as president and Lt. Gov. of that organization. He was a lifetime member of the NEA and held membership in many professional organizations in education. The local Elks lodge and his friends there were a vital part of his life since his retirement.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years; Anna Mae; his son and daughter-in-law Craig and Lynn of Billings, Montana; his daughter and son-in-law, Danna and Kent Hammond of Portland, Maine; and two wonderful granddaughters, Laurel Hammond and Gray Zollner; his sister-in-law, Evelyn Zollner of Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania; brothers and sisters-in-law, Quentin and Lucille Moad of Sayre, Oklahoma; and Joe Frank and Sylvia Moad of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; and loving nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; his brother, Marvin Zollner; and his son, Brent in 1978.
Funeral services were held at the First United Methodist Church, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, with Rev. Monte Baker officiated.
Interment in Grandview Cemetery, Ft. Collins.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions, Expanding our Ministries First United Methodist Church or charity of your choice.


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