Western Slope Obituaries 12-5-11 | TheFencePost.com

Western Slope Obituaries 12-5-11

Curtis C. Rhyne, 96, passed away November 15, 2011 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado.

He was born October 22, 1915 at Pear Park, Colo. Curtis was one of five kids born to John and Della (Rench) Rhyne. In 1916 his family moved to Glade Park, Colo., where they dry land farmed until 1928 when his mother died. Anxious to move back to Oklahoma, his father traded their 320 acre homestead on Pinion Mesa for a milk cow, packed up and moved leaving Curtis with friends in Glade Park, Colo. On his own at 12, Curtis lived with family friends while going to various schools in Glade Park, Colo. He graduated from the eighth grade at the Pipeline School. He then went to work for the Goslin Sheep Co., and the US Bank Ranch (referred to as “The Bank Outfit”).

In 1939 he met Anna Dennis, they were married June 29, 1939 in Grand Junction, Colo. They had three children, Dennis (1940), Doug (1943), and Judy (1944). Curtis was drafted into the Army in 1944 and honorably discharged in 1945. He then went to work for the Mesa County Road Dept. He served as District Foreman at Glade Park, Colo., for 25 years. He retired from Mesa County Road Dept. in 1982 after 37 years of service.

After retirement he leased the Carpenter Place and ran cattle through the summer, helped his grandson move cattle at Mountain Island Ranch and worked at the Glade Park Store until he was unable to drive anymore in 2005.

Curtis enjoyed hunting and was the first licensed guide and outfitter in Glade Park, Colo. He also enjoyed fishing and rodeos.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Anna; his daughter, Judy (Gary) Wuster; grandchildren, Karla (Gene) Coleman and their children, Tyler, Jennifer, and Curtis; Julie Kochevar and her sons, Matt and Ryan; Ron (Lisa) Rhyne and their son, Landon; Mark Rhyne; Joe Rhyne, and Nick Lambuth; daughters-in-law, Joan Rhyne and Linda Erhardt-Rhyne.

Recommended Stories For You

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Dennis and Doug, and four brothers and sisters.

Memorial services were held November 21, 2011 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Internment followed at the Glade Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Curtis’ honor to Glade Park Community Services, Inc., PO Box 23162, Glade Park, Colo., 81523 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th St., Grand Junction, Colo., 81506.

Curtis C. Rhyne, 96, passed away November 15, 2011 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado.

He was born October 22, 1915 at Pear Park, Colo. Curtis was one of five kids born to John and Della (Rench) Rhyne. In 1916 his family moved to Glade Park, Colo., where they dry land farmed until 1928 when his mother died. Anxious to move back to Oklahoma, his father traded their 320 acre homestead on Pinion Mesa for a milk cow, packed up and moved leaving Curtis with friends in Glade Park, Colo. On his own at 12, Curtis lived with family friends while going to various schools in Glade Park, Colo. He graduated from the eighth grade at the Pipeline School. He then went to work for the Goslin Sheep Co., and the US Bank Ranch (referred to as “The Bank Outfit”).

In 1939 he met Anna Dennis, they were married June 29, 1939 in Grand Junction, Colo. They had three children, Dennis (1940), Doug (1943), and Judy (1944). Curtis was drafted into the Army in 1944 and honorably discharged in 1945. He then went to work for the Mesa County Road Dept. He served as District Foreman at Glade Park, Colo., for 25 years. He retired from Mesa County Road Dept. in 1982 after 37 years of service.

After retirement he leased the Carpenter Place and ran cattle through the summer, helped his grandson move cattle at Mountain Island Ranch and worked at the Glade Park Store until he was unable to drive anymore in 2005.

Curtis enjoyed hunting and was the first licensed guide and outfitter in Glade Park, Colo. He also enjoyed fishing and rodeos.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Anna; his daughter, Judy (Gary) Wuster; grandchildren, Karla (Gene) Coleman and their children, Tyler, Jennifer, and Curtis; Julie Kochevar and her sons, Matt and Ryan; Ron (Lisa) Rhyne and their son, Landon; Mark Rhyne; Joe Rhyne, and Nick Lambuth; daughters-in-law, Joan Rhyne and Linda Erhardt-Rhyne.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Dennis and Doug, and four brothers and sisters.

Memorial services were held November 21, 2011 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Internment followed at the Glade Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Curtis’ honor to Glade Park Community Services, Inc., PO Box 23162, Glade Park, Colo., 81523 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th St., Grand Junction, Colo., 81506.

Curtis C. Rhyne, 96, passed away November 15, 2011 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado.

He was born October 22, 1915 at Pear Park, Colo. Curtis was one of five kids born to John and Della (Rench) Rhyne. In 1916 his family moved to Glade Park, Colo., where they dry land farmed until 1928 when his mother died. Anxious to move back to Oklahoma, his father traded their 320 acre homestead on Pinion Mesa for a milk cow, packed up and moved leaving Curtis with friends in Glade Park, Colo. On his own at 12, Curtis lived with family friends while going to various schools in Glade Park, Colo. He graduated from the eighth grade at the Pipeline School. He then went to work for the Goslin Sheep Co., and the US Bank Ranch (referred to as “The Bank Outfit”).

In 1939 he met Anna Dennis, they were married June 29, 1939 in Grand Junction, Colo. They had three children, Dennis (1940), Doug (1943), and Judy (1944). Curtis was drafted into the Army in 1944 and honorably discharged in 1945. He then went to work for the Mesa County Road Dept. He served as District Foreman at Glade Park, Colo., for 25 years. He retired from Mesa County Road Dept. in 1982 after 37 years of service.

After retirement he leased the Carpenter Place and ran cattle through the summer, helped his grandson move cattle at Mountain Island Ranch and worked at the Glade Park Store until he was unable to drive anymore in 2005.

Curtis enjoyed hunting and was the first licensed guide and outfitter in Glade Park, Colo. He also enjoyed fishing and rodeos.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Anna; his daughter, Judy (Gary) Wuster; grandchildren, Karla (Gene) Coleman and their children, Tyler, Jennifer, and Curtis; Julie Kochevar and her sons, Matt and Ryan; Ron (Lisa) Rhyne and their son, Landon; Mark Rhyne; Joe Rhyne, and Nick Lambuth; daughters-in-law, Joan Rhyne and Linda Erhardt-Rhyne.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Dennis and Doug, and four brothers and sisters.

Memorial services were held November 21, 2011 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Internment followed at the Glade Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Curtis’ honor to Glade Park Community Services, Inc., PO Box 23162, Glade Park, Colo., 81523 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th St., Grand Junction, Colo., 81506.