|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1882|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1918|
Rebecca M. Martin Coen, wife of Samuel Coen, a breeder of Hereford cattle and Percheron horses at Walden, Colo., who died at her home in North park Friday, December 20, and was buried here, was born at Corning, Iowa, February 2, 1882, and was in the thirty-seventh year of her age at the time of her death. She was left an orphan at the age of 2 years and was taken by her aunt, Mrs. M. M. Coen, and reared to womanhood in the city of Albia, Iowa. She came to Laramie in 1906 and was married to Samuel Coen September 12 of that year, and had lived in the vicinity of Laramie until six years ago, when she and her family moved to their present home on the Platte river, near Walden, where the end came. Mrs. Coen was a member of Alpha chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and Custer corps of the Women's Relief corps of this city. She was also a member of the parish of St. Matthew's cathedral here and the funeral services were conducted by Dean Merton Joslin of that cathedral. She was a most devout Christian woman, and was endeavoring to teach her little family the beauty of her faith.
It was a great source of worry to Mrs. Coen that her little girls were not receiving proper church, Sunday school and school privileges, and it had been planned by the family to sell out in North park as soon as possible and go where the advantages might be bettered, and perhaps her health be also improved by the change, the altitude in North park being too high for her. "Man proposes but God disposes." No one outside of her little family could know the beauty of her great love for her family, nor the sacrifices and drain on her own health she had made in caring for them. No evening passed that her little girls did not gather around her knee and repeat the Lord's Prayer and the beautiful creed of the Episcopal church.
Mrs. Coen left her husband and three daughters, Margaret, aged 11; Helen, aged 10, and Mary, aged 3. To add to the fearful loss sustained by Mr. Coen it may be stated that Helen, seriously ill at the time of her mother's death, died a few days later, her little body being brought here and laid beside that of the mother on Saturday, Dr. Joslin conducting the funeral services for the child as he had for the mother. Mrs. Coen left a brother, Robert Martin, and the dear old aunt and foster mother, Mrs. M.M. Coen of Laramie, her father, John Martin of Corning, Iowa, and other near relatives in Iowa and Kansas. The sympathy of the whole community has gone in great measure to the doubly stricken husband and daughters here, where they were so well known, there being scores and hundreds of friends who mourn with him and them and commend them to the care of the Allwise God of their fathers.
© Laramie Republican no. 118 December 30, 1918, page 3
John G Martin (1857 - 1922)
Samuel Coen (1866 - 1945)*
Helen Coen (1908 - 1918)*
Plot: Row H Lot 51 Space 5
Created by: Lostnwyomn
Record added: Sep 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76728755
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