Rocky Mountain Obituaries 7-18-11 | TheFencePost.com

Rocky Mountain Obituaries 7-18-11

Raymond Lee Crossland, 74, passed away June 30, 2011 in Greeley, Colo.

He was born April 18, 1937 to Arlie and Marie (Tombaugh) Crossland in Yuma County, Colo. He started his education in a one room school house called the Ford and Later he attended Buffalo Grass School and High School in Eckley, Colo.

On February 14, 1960 he married the love of his life, Marita Stulp. To this union were one daughter LaRay and three sons, Harold (Hal), Matthew, and Justin. After school he farmed and ranched with his father and brothers.

In 1960 he worked briefly for the railroad and then spent some time working for various farmers and ranchers. In later life he worked at Schramm feed lot followed by 24 years at Monfort/JBS Five Rivers Feedlot. He was a dedicated Cowboy/pen rider.

His love of animals started at a very young age from being born and raised on the family farm, to being an active member and leader in the Pleasant Valley Hustlers’ 4-H Club. He was actively involved in the Yuma County Fair from him and his children showing, and eventually three of his granddaughters following in his footsteps. He was most comfortable riding horseback, as we would imagine he was probably riding before he learned to walk. He shared that passion of horses with his kids and his grandchildren, while spending most time traveling with his granddaughters saddling horses for their rodeos. Although his first love in life was the animals, his second love later in life was supporting all of his grandchildren in their various activities during school and college, always sporting his cowboy hat.

Even though he may not have attended church every Sunday, his faith was very strong and he always said “The wide open spaces and the prairies were his church.” On May 22, 2011 he received his 50 year membership certificate to the United Methodist Church.

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He is survived by his wife of 51 years Marita; his children LaRay and Marvin Gates, Hal and Phyllis Crossland, Matthew and Dani Crossland and Justin and Mindy Crossland; his grandchildren Hannah Gates, Raymond, Robert, Roger, Renee Crossland, Rebecka and husband Chris Garcia, Ryan and wife Lindsay and son Cody Juranek, Rachel Juranek, Alex, Aron, and Nathan Crossland, Jessica and Katlyn Crossland; his brother David, sisters Lois Serl, Marjorie Kain, and Mary Pearson and sister-in-law Arnita Kessler; his horses Skeeter and Sunny, and his “Corky” CC, along with many friends and co-workers at JBS/Five Rivers of Yuma, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Marie Crossland, his two brothers Wesly and Paul, In-laws Harold and Phyllis Stulp, brothers-in-law Chris Kessler, Bruce Serl, Pat Kain, Mick Hutchins, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and friends.

Memorial services were held July 5, 2011 at the Yuma United Methodist Church in Yuma, Colo.

Interment at the Yuma Cemetery.

Raymond Lee Crossland, 74, passed away June 30, 2011 in Greeley, Colo.

He was born April 18, 1937 to Arlie and Marie (Tombaugh) Crossland in Yuma County, Colo. He started his education in a one room school house called the Ford and Later he attended Buffalo Grass School and High School in Eckley, Colo.

On February 14, 1960 he married the love of his life, Marita Stulp. To this union were one daughter LaRay and three sons, Harold (Hal), Matthew, and Justin. After school he farmed and ranched with his father and brothers.

In 1960 he worked briefly for the railroad and then spent some time working for various farmers and ranchers. In later life he worked at Schramm feed lot followed by 24 years at Monfort/JBS Five Rivers Feedlot. He was a dedicated Cowboy/pen rider.

His love of animals started at a very young age from being born and raised on the family farm, to being an active member and leader in the Pleasant Valley Hustlers’ 4-H Club. He was actively involved in the Yuma County Fair from him and his children showing, and eventually three of his granddaughters following in his footsteps. He was most comfortable riding horseback, as we would imagine he was probably riding before he learned to walk. He shared that passion of horses with his kids and his grandchildren, while spending most time traveling with his granddaughters saddling horses for their rodeos. Although his first love in life was the animals, his second love later in life was supporting all of his grandchildren in their various activities during school and college, always sporting his cowboy hat.

Even though he may not have attended church every Sunday, his faith was very strong and he always said “The wide open spaces and the prairies were his church.” On May 22, 2011 he received his 50 year membership certificate to the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Marita; his children LaRay and Marvin Gates, Hal and Phyllis Crossland, Matthew and Dani Crossland and Justin and Mindy Crossland; his grandchildren Hannah Gates, Raymond, Robert, Roger, Renee Crossland, Rebecka and husband Chris Garcia, Ryan and wife Lindsay and son Cody Juranek, Rachel Juranek, Alex, Aron, and Nathan Crossland, Jessica and Katlyn Crossland; his brother David, sisters Lois Serl, Marjorie Kain, and Mary Pearson and sister-in-law Arnita Kessler; his horses Skeeter and Sunny, and his “Corky” CC, along with many friends and co-workers at JBS/Five Rivers of Yuma, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Marie Crossland, his two brothers Wesly and Paul, In-laws Harold and Phyllis Stulp, brothers-in-law Chris Kessler, Bruce Serl, Pat Kain, Mick Hutchins, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and friends.

Memorial services were held July 5, 2011 at the Yuma United Methodist Church in Yuma, Colo.

Interment at the Yuma Cemetery.

Raymond Lee Crossland, 74, passed away June 30, 2011 in Greeley, Colo.

He was born April 18, 1937 to Arlie and Marie (Tombaugh) Crossland in Yuma County, Colo. He started his education in a one room school house called the Ford and Later he attended Buffalo Grass School and High School in Eckley, Colo.

On February 14, 1960 he married the love of his life, Marita Stulp. To this union were one daughter LaRay and three sons, Harold (Hal), Matthew, and Justin. After school he farmed and ranched with his father and brothers.

In 1960 he worked briefly for the railroad and then spent some time working for various farmers and ranchers. In later life he worked at Schramm feed lot followed by 24 years at Monfort/JBS Five Rivers Feedlot. He was a dedicated Cowboy/pen rider.

His love of animals started at a very young age from being born and raised on the family farm, to being an active member and leader in the Pleasant Valley Hustlers’ 4-H Club. He was actively involved in the Yuma County Fair from him and his children showing, and eventually three of his granddaughters following in his footsteps. He was most comfortable riding horseback, as we would imagine he was probably riding before he learned to walk. He shared that passion of horses with his kids and his grandchildren, while spending most time traveling with his granddaughters saddling horses for their rodeos. Although his first love in life was the animals, his second love later in life was supporting all of his grandchildren in their various activities during school and college, always sporting his cowboy hat.

Even though he may not have attended church every Sunday, his faith was very strong and he always said “The wide open spaces and the prairies were his church.” On May 22, 2011 he received his 50 year membership certificate to the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Marita; his children LaRay and Marvin Gates, Hal and Phyllis Crossland, Matthew and Dani Crossland and Justin and Mindy Crossland; his grandchildren Hannah Gates, Raymond, Robert, Roger, Renee Crossland, Rebecka and husband Chris Garcia, Ryan and wife Lindsay and son Cody Juranek, Rachel Juranek, Alex, Aron, and Nathan Crossland, Jessica and Katlyn Crossland; his brother David, sisters Lois Serl, Marjorie Kain, and Mary Pearson and sister-in-law Arnita Kessler; his horses Skeeter and Sunny, and his “Corky” CC, along with many friends and co-workers at JBS/Five Rivers of Yuma, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Marie Crossland, his two brothers Wesly and Paul, In-laws Harold and Phyllis Stulp, brothers-in-law Chris Kessler, Bruce Serl, Pat Kain, Mick Hutchins, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and friends.

Memorial services were held July 5, 2011 at the Yuma United Methodist Church in Yuma, Colo.

Interment at the Yuma Cemetery.

Raymond Lee Crossland, 74, passed away June 30, 2011 in Greeley, Colo.

He was born April 18, 1937 to Arlie and Marie (Tombaugh) Crossland in Yuma County, Colo. He started his education in a one room school house called the Ford and Later he attended Buffalo Grass School and High School in Eckley, Colo.

On February 14, 1960 he married the love of his life, Marita Stulp. To this union were one daughter LaRay and three sons, Harold (Hal), Matthew, and Justin. After school he farmed and ranched with his father and brothers.

In 1960 he worked briefly for the railroad and then spent some time working for various farmers and ranchers. In later life he worked at Schramm feed lot followed by 24 years at Monfort/JBS Five Rivers Feedlot. He was a dedicated Cowboy/pen rider.

His love of animals started at a very young age from being born and raised on the family farm, to being an active member and leader in the Pleasant Valley Hustlers’ 4-H Club. He was actively involved in the Yuma County Fair from him and his children showing, and eventually three of his granddaughters following in his footsteps. He was most comfortable riding horseback, as we would imagine he was probably riding before he learned to walk. He shared that passion of horses with his kids and his grandchildren, while spending most time traveling with his granddaughters saddling horses for their rodeos. Although his first love in life was the animals, his second love later in life was supporting all of his grandchildren in their various activities during school and college, always sporting his cowboy hat.

Even though he may not have attended church every Sunday, his faith was very strong and he always said “The wide open spaces and the prairies were his church.” On May 22, 2011 he received his 50 year membership certificate to the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Marita; his children LaRay and Marvin Gates, Hal and Phyllis Crossland, Matthew and Dani Crossland and Justin and Mindy Crossland; his grandchildren Hannah Gates, Raymond, Robert, Roger, Renee Crossland, Rebecka and husband Chris Garcia, Ryan and wife Lindsay and son Cody Juranek, Rachel Juranek, Alex, Aron, and Nathan Crossland, Jessica and Katlyn Crossland; his brother David, sisters Lois Serl, Marjorie Kain, and Mary Pearson and sister-in-law Arnita Kessler; his horses Skeeter and Sunny, and his “Corky” CC, along with many friends and co-workers at JBS/Five Rivers of Yuma, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Marie Crossland, his two brothers Wesly and Paul, In-laws Harold and Phyllis Stulp, brothers-in-law Chris Kessler, Bruce Serl, Pat Kain, Mick Hutchins, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and friends.

Memorial services were held July 5, 2011 at the Yuma United Methodist Church in Yuma, Colo.

Interment at the Yuma Cemetery.

Raymond Lee Crossland, 74, passed away June 30, 2011 in Greeley, Colo.

He was born April 18, 1937 to Arlie and Marie (Tombaugh) Crossland in Yuma County, Colo. He started his education in a one room school house called the Ford and Later he attended Buffalo Grass School and High School in Eckley, Colo.

On February 14, 1960 he married the love of his life, Marita Stulp. To this union were one daughter LaRay and three sons, Harold (Hal), Matthew, and Justin. After school he farmed and ranched with his father and brothers.

In 1960 he worked briefly for the railroad and then spent some time working for various farmers and ranchers. In later life he worked at Schramm feed lot followed by 24 years at Monfort/JBS Five Rivers Feedlot. He was a dedicated Cowboy/pen rider.

His love of animals started at a very young age from being born and raised on the family farm, to being an active member and leader in the Pleasant Valley Hustlers’ 4-H Club. He was actively involved in the Yuma County Fair from him and his children showing, and eventually three of his granddaughters following in his footsteps. He was most comfortable riding horseback, as we would imagine he was probably riding before he learned to walk. He shared that passion of horses with his kids and his grandchildren, while spending most time traveling with his granddaughters saddling horses for their rodeos. Although his first love in life was the animals, his second love later in life was supporting all of his grandchildren in their various activities during school and college, always sporting his cowboy hat.

Even though he may not have attended church every Sunday, his faith was very strong and he always said “The wide open spaces and the prairies were his church.” On May 22, 2011 he received his 50 year membership certificate to the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Marita; his children LaRay and Marvin Gates, Hal and Phyllis Crossland, Matthew and Dani Crossland and Justin and Mindy Crossland; his grandchildren Hannah Gates, Raymond, Robert, Roger, Renee Crossland, Rebecka and husband Chris Garcia, Ryan and wife Lindsay and son Cody Juranek, Rachel Juranek, Alex, Aron, and Nathan Crossland, Jessica and Katlyn Crossland; his brother David, sisters Lois Serl, Marjorie Kain, and Mary Pearson and sister-in-law Arnita Kessler; his horses Skeeter and Sunny, and his “Corky” CC, along with many friends and co-workers at JBS/Five Rivers of Yuma, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Marie Crossland, his two brothers Wesly and Paul, In-laws Harold and Phyllis Stulp, brothers-in-law Chris Kessler, Bruce Serl, Pat Kain, Mick Hutchins, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and friends.

Memorial services were held July 5, 2011 at the Yuma United Methodist Church in Yuma, Colo.

Interment at the Yuma Cemetery.

Raymond Lee Crossland, 74, passed away June 30, 2011 in Greeley, Colo.

He was born April 18, 1937 to Arlie and Marie (Tombaugh) Crossland in Yuma County, Colo. He started his education in a one room school house called the Ford and Later he attended Buffalo Grass School and High School in Eckley, Colo.

On February 14, 1960 he married the love of his life, Marita Stulp. To this union were one daughter LaRay and three sons, Harold (Hal), Matthew, and Justin. After school he farmed and ranched with his father and brothers.

In 1960 he worked briefly for the railroad and then spent some time working for various farmers and ranchers. In later life he worked at Schramm feed lot followed by 24 years at Monfort/JBS Five Rivers Feedlot. He was a dedicated Cowboy/pen rider.

His love of animals started at a very young age from being born and raised on the family farm, to being an active member and leader in the Pleasant Valley Hustlers’ 4-H Club. He was actively involved in the Yuma County Fair from him and his children showing, and eventually three of his granddaughters following in his footsteps. He was most comfortable riding horseback, as we would imagine he was probably riding before he learned to walk. He shared that passion of horses with his kids and his grandchildren, while spending most time traveling with his granddaughters saddling horses for their rodeos. Although his first love in life was the animals, his second love later in life was supporting all of his grandchildren in their various activities during school and college, always sporting his cowboy hat.

Even though he may not have attended church every Sunday, his faith was very strong and he always said “The wide open spaces and the prairies were his church.” On May 22, 2011 he received his 50 year membership certificate to the United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Marita; his children LaRay and Marvin Gates, Hal and Phyllis Crossland, Matthew and Dani Crossland and Justin and Mindy Crossland; his grandchildren Hannah Gates, Raymond, Robert, Roger, Renee Crossland, Rebecka and husband Chris Garcia, Ryan and wife Lindsay and son Cody Juranek, Rachel Juranek, Alex, Aron, and Nathan Crossland, Jessica and Katlyn Crossland; his brother David, sisters Lois Serl, Marjorie Kain, and Mary Pearson and sister-in-law Arnita Kessler; his horses Skeeter and Sunny, and his “Corky” CC, along with many friends and co-workers at JBS/Five Rivers of Yuma, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Marie Crossland, his two brothers Wesly and Paul, In-laws Harold and Phyllis Stulp, brothers-in-law Chris Kessler, Bruce Serl, Pat Kain, Mick Hutchins, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and friends.

Memorial services were held July 5, 2011 at the Yuma United Methodist Church in Yuma, Colo.

Interment at the Yuma Cemetery.