Obituaries for July 10
Ruth Coreen Sundling, 50
Dec. 20, 1966 – June 24, 2017
Ruth Coreen Sundling, age 50, passed away on June 24, 2017, at her home in Brighton after suffering many years with aliments to her health. Ruth was born in Wheat Ridge, Colo., on Dec. 20, 1966, to the late Melvin Impson and Roberta Impson.
Most of Ruth’s earlier years were in Evergreen, Colo., going to school and making lifelong friends. Ruth graduated from Fort Morgan High School in spring of 1985 and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in the summer of 1990, with a bachelor’s of science degree.
In December of 1985, Ruth married David Simmons and had two beautiful daughters with him. After Ruth and David separated, she met her husband Kent Sundling and they were married from 1995 until the day of her passing, one week after their 22nd anniversary.
Ruth had many passions. She loved her cats, making jewelry when she could and forensic science. But most of all she loved her family whether it be her siblings, her husband, her daughters and sons or her grandchildren.
She was a people person, loving to meet people and learn about their lives. This gave her many friends to share with.
Ruth was proceeded in her death by her parents, Melvin and Roberta Impson; her brother, Eddie Impson; and David Simmons. Ruth is survived by her sister, Gay (Gary); brothers, Bob (Sally), Davie (Tammy) Impson; husband, Kent Sundling; daughter, Ausha (Thomas); daughter, Alexis (Josh); sons, David Sundling, Eric (Deena); granddaughters, Ariel, Alaina, Symphony, Alissandra, Jaidin and Lilyann; grandson, Kameran; and a number of other relatives and close friends.
There was an intimate memorial service in remembrance of her life on July 8, 2017, at Living Waters Church in Lafayette, Colo.
William John Chrismer, 86
April 19, 1931 – May 19, 2017
William John Chrismer of Brush passed away on May 19, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Billy was born on April 19, 1931, to Della M. (Naab) and Wilbur J. Chrismer in Yuma, Colo.
He graduated from Yuma High School and farmed and ranched with his father for a short time before entering the United States Army on Jan. 15, 1951. He served for three years and was honorably discharged on Jan. 14, 1954. He served as Sergeant and Squad Leader with the 33rd Infantry with the Land Mine Warfare Division.
Before Billy was stationed in Panama, he served in Thule, Greenland. While serving in Panama he met Carmen E. Castrellon from Panama City. They were married on Oct. 3, 1953, in Panama.
After being discharged from the Army, Billy brought his new bride back to the United States to move onto the family farm, where he farmed and ranched once again with his father. It wasn’t long when they added four daughters to their family unit, Celeste, Cindy, Cathy, and Linda.
Billy was a cowboy, saddle maker, builder, golfer and even an inventor among some of his accomplishments.
When Billy began his craft in woodworking, he built cabinets, which soon progressed into home remodels, custom, and spec homes.
After retiring from his construction business, Billy became a golf course superintendent at Bunker Hill in Brush for a period of time. He later became the golf course superintendent at Fitzsimons Golf Course in Aurora, Colo.
Upon retiring from Fitzsimons, Billy and Carmen returned to Brush and have been residing there ever since. Billy and Carmen were married for 63 wonderful years.
Billy is survived by his loving wife, Carmen; four daughters, Celeste (John) Denker of Arvada, Colo., Cindy (Alan) Harryman of Merino, Colo., Cathy (Randy) Graf of Green Valley, Ariz., and Linda (Skip) Coffey of Grand Lake, Colo.; nine grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and his sister, Jean Balderston Crowley of Bartlesville Okla., as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Jane Hale; and nephew, David Balderston. Billy always enjoyed time spent with his children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and other family and friends.
Graveside and military rites will be held on the south side of Brush Memorial Cemetery on Friday, July 28 at 11 a.m. A Celebration of Life will follow the service at the VFW Park at the Jaycee building at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the East Morgan County Hospital in Brush, Colo.
Earl Elmer Martin, 94
July 3, 1922 – June 26, 2017
San Acacia, N.Mex.
Earl Elmer Martin, 94, passed away peacefully Monday, June 26, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 3, 1922, in Imperial, Neb., to John and Alta Fox Martin.
At an early age, Earl and his family moved to Craig, Colo., where he attended school up to the eighth grade. He later enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served during WWII. After being honorably discharged, Earl returned to working on the family ranch in Colorado.
While attending a town dance, Earl met LaVeta and in 1951 the two were married, and have shared 65 beautiful years together. In 2004, through the VFW, which honored veterans who had not finished school, Earl received his high school diploma.
In 2007, Earl and LaVeta moved to San Acacia, where he has farmed and ranched ever since. He enjoyed hunting for arrow heads and grindstone. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandchildren, Florence Martin and Frances J. Martin; brothers, Elvin Martin, Wayne Martin, Harvey Martin and Lyle Martin; and sister, Erma Culverwell.
Earl is survived by his loving and devoted wife, LaVeta Martin; children, Ester (John) Clark, Edith Davis and Lawrence (Darice) Martin; grandchildren, Nancy Hoffman, Selena Clark, Earl (Kelly) Martin and Forrest Martin; great-grandchildren, Kacidia Hoffman, Raelee Martin and Elden Martin; and sister, Dorothy Pastine.
A memorial service was held on July 1, 2017, at Green Acres, Alamillo, N.Mex. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit http://www.danielsfuneral.com. Earl’s care has been entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield St. Socorro, NM 87801.❖
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