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Lonnie Ray Sulley, age 57, of Brighton and Hartsel, Colo., died Nov. 21, 2007.

He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Feb. 1, 1950, one of five children growing up in Elkhorn, Neb. Lon enjoyed farming with his dad and raising hogs and rabbits. During high school he started collecting muscle cars for himself and his family, including a 1970 GT500 Shelby, a new 1964 Plymouth Fury 3, 1968 Plymouth GTX, and a new 1957 Chevy Nomad for his mom.

While his love of cars continued, Lon was also an independent business man. He started “Lon Sulley Trucking” at age 18, excavating and digging basements and golf courses around Elkhorn.

In 1971 Lon had a daughter, Nichole Lou Sulley.

At age 21 he bought a 1971 LN9000 Louisville truck and pup that he ran from Walden, Colo. to Omaha Neb., and from Chicago to Denver non-stop seven days a week.

In 1975, Lon moved to Denver, Colo., and started “Sulley Trucking.”

In 1976, he had a daughter, Lynny Jo Sulley.

In 1979 Lon met his wife of 27 years, Wanda. They were married in Aurora, Colo., on Sept. 27, 1980.

At this time, “Sulley Trucking” was changed to “Sulley Enterprises.” In 1981, they had their first son, Michael Vincent Sulley. “Sulley Trucking” was then changed to “Sulley and Son Enterprises”.

Lon continued to work in the snow removal, trucking, excavating, buying and selling equipment and collecting John Deere Tractors, and his company became the second biggest in Colorado Springs.

In 1990 they had their second son, Paul Michael Sulley. The family moved to Brighton and started “Sulley and Sons Enterprises,” where the company grew into the largest used equipment dealership in Colorado.

Lon had a love for buffalo and raised as many as 200 head in Hartsel, Co. He also continued to collect tractors and Diamond T’s, as well as many play toys that he enjoyed driving every day. Lon was active with his family in truck pulling during the summertime. Lon was also able to do some traveling with his family which included trips to the West Coast to see the ocean, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Tennessee, and across the central states.

Lon had a love for his family, and strived every day to make life better for them in any way he could.

Lon is survived by his wife, Wanda; two sons, Michael and his wife Janet, and their children Lance and Taylor, and son Paul; daughters Nikkie, and Lynny, her husband Jake, and their son, Calvin.

Services will be held on Dec. 10 in Longmont at Life Bridge Christian Church, 10345 Ute Highway, Longmont, Colo., 80504.

Memorial contributions may be made to “Lon Sulley Memorial” at Valley Bank & Trust in Brighton, Colo.

Lonnie Ray Sulley, age 57, of Brighton and Hartsel, Colo., died Nov. 21, 2007.

He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Feb. 1, 1950, one of five children growing up in Elkhorn, Neb. Lon enjoyed farming with his dad and raising hogs and rabbits. During high school he started collecting muscle cars for himself and his family, including a 1970 GT500 Shelby, a new 1964 Plymouth Fury 3, 1968 Plymouth GTX, and a new 1957 Chevy Nomad for his mom.

While his love of cars continued, Lon was also an independent business man. He started “Lon Sulley Trucking” at age 18, excavating and digging basements and golf courses around Elkhorn.

In 1971 Lon had a daughter, Nichole Lou Sulley.

At age 21 he bought a 1971 LN9000 Louisville truck and pup that he ran from Walden, Colo. to Omaha Neb., and from Chicago to Denver non-stop seven days a week.

In 1975, Lon moved to Denver, Colo., and started “Sulley Trucking.”

In 1976, he had a daughter, Lynny Jo Sulley.

In 1979 Lon met his wife of 27 years, Wanda. They were married in Aurora, Colo., on Sept. 27, 1980.

At this time, “Sulley Trucking” was changed to “Sulley Enterprises.” In 1981, they had their first son, Michael Vincent Sulley. “Sulley Trucking” was then changed to “Sulley and Son Enterprises”.

Lon continued to work in the snow removal, trucking, excavating, buying and selling equipment and collecting John Deere Tractors, and his company became the second biggest in Colorado Springs.

In 1990 they had their second son, Paul Michael Sulley. The family moved to Brighton and started “Sulley and Sons Enterprises,” where the company grew into the largest used equipment dealership in Colorado.

Lon had a love for buffalo and raised as many as 200 head in Hartsel, Co. He also continued to collect tractors and Diamond T’s, as well as many play toys that he enjoyed driving every day. Lon was active with his family in truck pulling during the summertime. Lon was also able to do some traveling with his family which included trips to the West Coast to see the ocean, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Tennessee, and across the central states.

Lon had a love for his family, and strived every day to make life better for them in any way he could.

Lon is survived by his wife, Wanda; two sons, Michael and his wife Janet, and their children Lance and Taylor, and son Paul; daughters Nikkie, and Lynny, her husband Jake, and their son, Calvin.

Services will be held on Dec. 10 in Longmont at Life Bridge Christian Church, 10345 Ute Highway, Longmont, Colo., 80504.

Memorial contributions may be made to “Lon Sulley Memorial” at Valley Bank & Trust in Brighton, Colo.

Lonnie Ray Sulley, age 57, of Brighton and Hartsel, Colo., died Nov. 21, 2007.

He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Feb. 1, 1950, one of five children growing up in Elkhorn, Neb. Lon enjoyed farming with his dad and raising hogs and rabbits. During high school he started collecting muscle cars for himself and his family, including a 1970 GT500 Shelby, a new 1964 Plymouth Fury 3, 1968 Plymouth GTX, and a new 1957 Chevy Nomad for his mom.

While his love of cars continued, Lon was also an independent business man. He started “Lon Sulley Trucking” at age 18, excavating and digging basements and golf courses around Elkhorn.

In 1971 Lon had a daughter, Nichole Lou Sulley.

At age 21 he bought a 1971 LN9000 Louisville truck and pup that he ran from Walden, Colo. to Omaha Neb., and from Chicago to Denver non-stop seven days a week.

In 1975, Lon moved to Denver, Colo., and started “Sulley Trucking.”

In 1976, he had a daughter, Lynny Jo Sulley.

In 1979 Lon met his wife of 27 years, Wanda. They were married in Aurora, Colo., on Sept. 27, 1980.

At this time, “Sulley Trucking” was changed to “Sulley Enterprises.” In 1981, they had their first son, Michael Vincent Sulley. “Sulley Trucking” was then changed to “Sulley and Son Enterprises”.

Lon continued to work in the snow removal, trucking, excavating, buying and selling equipment and collecting John Deere Tractors, and his company became the second biggest in Colorado Springs.

In 1990 they had their second son, Paul Michael Sulley. The family moved to Brighton and started “Sulley and Sons Enterprises,” where the company grew into the largest used equipment dealership in Colorado.

Lon had a love for buffalo and raised as many as 200 head in Hartsel, Co. He also continued to collect tractors and Diamond T’s, as well as many play toys that he enjoyed driving every day. Lon was active with his family in truck pulling during the summertime. Lon was also able to do some traveling with his family which included trips to the West Coast to see the ocean, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Tennessee, and across the central states.

Lon had a love for his family, and strived every day to make life better for them in any way he could.

Lon is survived by his wife, Wanda; two sons, Michael and his wife Janet, and their children Lance and Taylor, and son Paul; daughters Nikkie, and Lynny, her husband Jake, and their son, Calvin.

Services will be held on Dec. 10 in Longmont at Life Bridge Christian Church, 10345 Ute Highway, Longmont, Colo., 80504.

Memorial contributions may be made to “Lon Sulley Memorial” at Valley Bank & Trust in Brighton, Colo.