Peter De Bont

Peter H. De Bout, son of Pieter Ruurd Bontekoe and Taekje Tigechelaar Bontekoe (Tillie De Bont), was born on April 12, 1897, in Oudwoude /Kollmnerland, Friesland, the Netherlands. His father, Pieter Ruurd Bontekoe, died in Westergeest in 1896. In 1899, when Peter was two years old, he immigrated to Pella, Iowa, with his widowed mother, one sister and three brothers. Peter’s mother, Tillie, remarried in 1902 to Willem Van Wyk. The family lived in Pella.

Peter married Mabel Beatrice Powers (1905-2002) on June 7, 1928, and they moved to Denver, Colorado.  Peter was a barber, real estate agent and then a professional painter. He painted the interior of St. John’s Church in the Denver area on high scaffolding, along with many other high buildings, doing interiors and exteriors.

Peter and Mabel had three daughters: Wanda, Marlene and Dorothy, all born in Denver.

Peter died June 15, 1994, in Englewood, Colorado. His wife Mabel died February l6, 2002, in Denver, Colorado. They are buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

Peter H. DeBont (1897-1994) X1928 Mabel Beatrice Powers (1905-2002)

  1. Wanda Dolores DeBont (1929) x1958 Marion Norman Taylor, Jr. (1928)
    1. Margery Lynn Taylor (1949-1966)
    2. Nancy Lee Taylor (1950) X1977 Stephen Dean Oswald (1946)
      1. John Nathanial Oswald (1985)
  2. Marlene Jean DeBont (1931) X1952 Warren Lee Blair (1932)
    1. Cynthia June Blair (1955) X1984 Michael Ray Ross (1957)
      1. Kelsey Ross (1990)
      2. Kendra Ross (1994)
    2. Warren Lee Blair, Jr. (1957) X1990 Mary Toren Blair (1956)
      1. Maren Blair (1994)
      2. Robby Blair (1996)
    3. Kathy Jo Blair Chandler (1959) -divorced
      1. Shannon C. Chandler (1986)
      2. Marcus C. Chandler (1989)
    4. Christopher Peter Blair (1962) x (2000) Christina Blair (1967)
      1. Joe Blair (1992)
      2. Melinda Blair (1993)
      3. Ian Blair (1995)
      4. Amy Marlene Blair (2001)
  3. Dorothy Lou DeBont (1933) x (1955) Allen Prince Murray (1929)
    1. Glenn Allen Murray (1956) X1996 Michelle Johnson (1966)
      1. Jacob Peter Murray (1998)
      2. Odessa Rose Murray (2001)
    2. Debonney Murray (1958) x1992 Bruce Basham (1950)
      1. Blake Michael Basham (1993)
      2. Rebecca Ann Basham (1996)

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