Lorena (Holmes) Bymaster

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April 29, 1931 - July 24, 2018
Lorena Holmes Bymaster was born in Danville, Illinois, to Lloyd Victor and Eulalia Allen Holmes. After living in Ohio and Texas, the family moved to Colorado Springs in 1937.
Lorena graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in 1949 where she was a member of the Cheyenne Mountain Dancers. She married Donald A. Bymaster Oct. 1949 and they worked together in the businesses he started: Don's Cycles, The Bicycle Center, Alpine Suzuki, Sports City Ltd and Brookside Liquors.
Lorena was very active in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a Past Regent of Kinnikinnik Chapter, State Auditor for Colorado DAR, a member of Arkansas Valley and served on several State Committees. She was also active in the Palmer Alum, El Paso County Pioneers Assoc., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Old Colorado City Historical Society and the Mooney Aircraft Safety Foundation. She hosted the Cheyenne Mountain High School reunions for 20 years for the years 1955 backwards. She was also active in the Al Kaly Shrine Ladies and was past President of the Pikes Peak Club and Treasurer for the Honored Ladies (widows of Shriners).
She and Don traveled the world and had a wonderful life with many good and dear friends, all who added so much to her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brother Victor Holmes, son David and daughter Debra. She is survived by her daughter Dona, granddaughter Jenna Lynn, great-granddaughter Alexandrea Lynn and nephew Tom Holmes.
Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church Friday, Aug. 3, at 1 PM, with reception to follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be made in Lorena's name to the El Paso County Pioneers Assoc., Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, Al Kaly Shrine - Transportation Fund or Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care.

Published in The Gazette from July 29 to Aug. 1, 2018
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