Recognized in March, our Honored Elder was Lois Northup, and our Honored Younger was Kylee Faris.
The nomination for Lois, could really be summed up in the words of “a strong woman with a gentle heart”. In the many years Lois has lived in Huerfano County she has touched many lives in many ways. She was involved in the medical field for most of her professional career going back to working with Dr. Lamme. She not only was wise and wonderful about medical things, she also always went the extra mile for meeting patient needs with home visits being part of the many kindnesses that she extended. Lois and her husband Tom took in 17 foster children over the years. She added to circle of friends and influence by driving a school bus for many years. Her determination is evidenced by the fact that she is very much upright and mobile after being told two years ago she would probably be confined to a wheelchair. Not Lois. Still doing kind things for many and actively involved in activities of her great grandchildren! A great example of one of the many wonderful elders in Huerfano County!
Kylee Faris was our first “Honored Younger”. What a great example of hope for the future! In learning about Kylee, she appears to be born with the desire to excel and to honor her home county through her many activities. Most notably, Kylee has always been involved in many 4-H activities which has given her a platform for excellence. She has been involved in 4-H since she was 7 years old and now represents them as Senior Ambassador. The 4-H organization is fortunate that she takes quite seriously her role as a mentor to the younger kids and helps them in all aspects including guidance with their animal projects. What a role model! Kylee not only she will graduate early this year from GOAL Academy but will also have a significant number of college credits. Her bright future includes college with an eye towards Agricultural Business. The future of Huerfano County is bright with young people like Kylee!