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Jessie Floyd Guynes

Jessie Floyd Guynes

Jessie Floyd Guynes was born to the union of Jessie Floyd Guynes and Ethel Ervaline (McClanahan) Guynes in Brown County, Texas on May 4, 1931. Growing up he already had the love of farming and the desire to work the fields and harvest the crops to help sustain his family. He left their farm in Rising Star, Texas in 1954 to proudly serve his country in the Army. He was stationed in Germany until 1956. During this time, he returned to Seagraves, Texas and entered the workforce. In the summer of 1957, he was transferred through his work with Western Company to Cortez, Colorado. During a trip down Main Street he shared a glance with Helen Irene Johnson which led to a blind date and on November 22,1958 these two were wed. In December of 1961, their first child Julie Ray was born, and it was also during this time they began to make the move to Dove Creek, Colorado to begin their life on the farm. Clearing land, establishing a home, farming pinto beans, wheat, raising livestock, church and neighbors filled their days. In the summer of 1964 blessed them with another child Shari Dee. The family grew again in the January of 1967 as Eric Jess was born. This led to the building of their farm home to accommodate their growing family. Jess was an excellent husband, dad and provider. He filled the home with stories, jokes, playful nature and spur of the moment picnics and trips to Lake Powell. He taught his family the power of prayer, Sunday was God’s, work ethics, he had the great ability to listen and encourage, demonstrated how to treat others, and how to stand up for yourself if need be. He was an amazing neighbor helping and showing them his skills as a welder and designer of farm equipment, he loved to visit, he loved to farm and he loved his family and wife “Sugie” as he affectionately called her. In the 1970’s a family decision was made to get out of the livestock business and begin to farm alfalfa hay along with beans and wheat. As the kids went to college, got married and started their families and careers Jess and Helen began traveling and visiting family more and these trips provided them with much closeness and travels that took them throughout the USA. His favorite place to travel was back to Texas and being close to his family and loved ones there. Of course, these trips were always made around the farming season and Jess farmed alongside his son into his 80’s.


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