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The Lacey Legacy: The lasting impacts of one Fountain family


Last updated 4/19/2022 at 10:13pm

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Keith Lacey in his World War I-era uniform.

The year 2021 brought an end to the Keith and Ruth Lacey Family's 91-year history in Fountain, Colorado. As a World War I disabled veteran, Keith and his wife Ruth Lacey came to Fountain in 1930 and raised eight children here. When Pat Lacey died in 2021 at the age of 89, he was the last of the first generation and the last descendant of Keith and Ruth Lacey to live in Fountain. Some 95 descendants are scattered from Alaska to Florida and from Maryland/Virginia to California. Certainly, the Lacey Family's relocation experiences are not unlike many other American families whose descendant...

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