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Western Slope Obituaries 10-1-12

Leroy H. Wertz

Troy Frame

Troy Parker Frame, 90, of Durango, Colo., passed away September 12, 2012, of natural causes in Marvel, Colo.

He was born January 11, 1922, in Durango, Colo., to Russell and Ora Kimsey Frame. He resided most of his life just outside of Durango, Colo., in Breen, Colo.

At 19, Troy joined the Army and served as a medic in France. Upon his return, he married Melba Cundiff, and they had two children, Dennis and Kathy. Troy worked for La Plata County and helped build many roads we all use today. After a brief stint in construction outside of the Durango, Colo., area, Troy returned and worked 16 years for the State Highway Department, from which he retired.

Troy enjoyed fly fishing, hunting elk and deer, horse pack trips and being in the mountains. But most of all Troy loved spending time with his family. He was a staple at state high school rodeos, where he lovingly picked up the nickname “feller.” He cheered on and supported his grandkids in rodeo and could bring a smile to anyone’s face. Troy will be sorely missed as he was well loved.

He is survived by Melba, his wife of 58 years; children Dennis Frame of Aztec, N.M., and Kathy Crangle of Breen, Colo.; a sister, Myrna Easley; five grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held September 15, 2012, at Pine River Cemetery. ❖

Oscar Hill Terry

Oscar Hill Terry III, 69, of Whitewater, Colo., passed away September 10, 2012, at his home, following a lengthy illness.

He was born September 8, 1943, in Santa Ana, Texas, to Oscar and Iola Terry. He grew up in Coleman, Texas, graduating from Coleman High School.

Oscar married the love of his life, Myrna Joy Chadd in Naturita, Colo., on May 22, 1964. Together they had three children.

Oscar was an equipment operator and ran the family farm and ranch. His hobbies included his farming, gardening, hunting and fishing he also enjoyed watching sporting events that involved his family.

He was a member of Cowboy Church and Local 7 operators Union.

He is survived by his wife, Myrna of Whitewater, Colo.; son, Myron Terry of Grand Junction, Colo.; daughter, Monette Baldwin of Grand Junction, Colo.; God-daughter, Kendra Diaz of San Antonio, Texas; brother, Donnie Terry of Coleman, Texas; sisters, Margie Smith of Midland, Texas, and Frankie Quinn of Abilene, Texas, and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Marlon Hill Terry.

Memorial services were held September 20, 2012 at Victory Life Church near Fruita, Colo.

Burial followed at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado in Oscar’s name.

Written condolences may be left for the family at http://www.MartinMortuary.com. ❖

Leroy H. Wertz

Leroy H. Wertz, 85, of Palisade, Colo., passed away September 16, 2012.

He was born in Oak Park, Ill., to Rev. G.H. and Alice Morner Wertz.

When he was 2-years-old, his family moved to Colorado, living in Brighton, Colo., Denver, Colo., and Monte Vista, Colo., before arriving in Palisade, Colo., in 1942.

He graduated from Palisade High School in 1944, and attended Mesa College until just before his 18th birthday. He then joined the Navy and served until July 30, 1946.

Leroy married Sharon Keeney on June 19, 1949, in Palisade, Colo.

His job with the Atomic Energy Commission took them to several locations in New Mexico, Utah and Southern Colorado. Upon their return to Palisade, Colo., in 1955, they bought a peach orchard which he farmed while continuing to work for the A.E.C. He left the A.E.C. in 1976, to become a full-time fruit grower. The orchard was always a big part of his life.

He was a member of the East Orchard Mesa Fire Department for over 30 years, served on the Board of the United Fruit Growers Association, and was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Palisade, Colo.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years; children, Connie Bunte of Pagosa Springs, Colo., Cindy (Ted) Herrman of Grand Junction, Colo., Brad (Debbie) of Grand Junction, Colo., Bryon (Linda) of Yelm, Wash., and Carolyn (Steve) Hudson of Red Oak, Texas; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held September 25, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Palisade, Colo.

Interment services were held September 20, 2012 at Veterans Cemetery of Western Colorado. ❖

Albert “Lynn” Sanburg

Albert “Lynn” Sanburg, 84, of Eckert, Colo., passed away September 15, 2012 at the Cedar Park Ranch.

On April 3, 1928, Lynn Sanburg was born on the Cedar Park Ranch, northwest of Eckert, Colo., to Harry and Bessie Sanburg.

Lynn and his horse attended the Tongue Creek School through the eighth grade. He then went to Cedaredge High School graduating in 1946. Unfortunately his horse was not allowed to attend high school. During his “Senior” year Lynn drove the school bus to school in the morning and home in the afternoon.

On November 28, 1946, Lynn married Alice Frost and they both attended Mesa Junior College where Lynn received an AA in Agriculture.

Lynn was a long time member of the Eckert Presbyterian Church, a past Elder, and was instrumental in working with Presbytery to keep the church alive during the lean years. Lynn was a past Moderator for Western Colorado Presbytery. He was a member of the Delta County Farm and Livestock Bureau for 47 years and is a past County Board of Director and President.

Lynn Sanburg entered the Eckert Masonic Lodge No. 136 in May of 1949. He was Worshipful Master in 1957 and Treasurer from 1958-2012. He was also a Royal Arch Mason, Cryptic Mason, and Knight Templar. Lynn was Right Eminent Grand Commander 1986-87, Most Excellent Grand High Priest 1971 and a member of Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, Red Cross of Constantine, KYCH Past Prior, Grand Junction Consistory 33rd Degree, Eastern Star Spruce Chapter No. 129 and past Patron. He was also a charter member of Four Corners York Rite College No. 171, Black Canyon Council Allied Masonic Degrees No. 318. Lynn helped start the Four Corners Royal Arch Festival and has been in attendance since its inception for 47 years.

Lynn was a lifelong resident and rancher making his home at the family ranch.

He is survived by his wife Alice, two sons Rolf and Hugh, who continue the ranching tradition, former daughter in-law Jo Sanburg and one granddaughter Caisa Sanburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Bessie, a sister Hazel Eckert, two brothers Harold and Delmer and an infant daughter Laurel.

Memorial services were held September 28, 2012 at the Eckert Presbyterian Church in Eckert, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lynn Sanburg Memorial Fund. The proceeds will be given to Masonic charitable programs. Donations can be made at First Colorado National Bank.

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