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Western Slope Obituaries 2-20-12

Lawrence William Marshall Jr., 89, passed away February 12, 2012, at the Walbridge Memorial Wing, Meeker, Colo.

He was known by family as “Bill” and by his many friends as “Larry.” He was the first born son of Lawrence “Doc” & Eva E. (Evans) Marshall. Bill was born on May 24, 1922, at the Red Cross Hospital in Oak Creek Colo. His parents were cattle ranchers and ran the “21” Ranch near Burns, Colo.

Bill was raised on the “21” Ranch, until his parents bought the “Gibbs” Ranch, three miles south of Yampa, Colo., now known as the “Finger Rock Ranch.” In 1928 the family was in the process of moving into their newly remodeled ranch home when his mother Eva took sick & passed away leaving Bill at age five to be raised with his three siblings by their Dad.

He grew up in that “greatest generation” from horseback to computers. He attended the Yampa School, by riding horseback to and from school. He was introduced to electronics thru a radio and listening to favorite shows weekly. He loved dairy cows and tried to start a herd of his own, but his real passion as a young man was in the new world of electronics. So leaving the ranch and its way of life he moved to Golden, Colo., and taught himself all he could about repairing radios, TVs and appliances. He opened his own business “Larry’s Radio and TV Sales and Service” in Lakewood, Colo., owning this business from 1950-1972.

Lawrence married Fern Smith in Denver, Colo. To this union two daughters were born, Judith and Janet Marshall. They were divorced and the girls were raised by their mother and stepdad.

Lawrence married Gladys I. Rumbo on October 24, 1952, in Raton, N.M. Gladys was a teacher in Golden, Colo. They lived in Golden, Colo., and Lakewood, Colo. He continued to run his business and Gladys continued teaching for 35+ years. They both retired in 1972.

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As with the generation, airplanes were designed as we know them today, he wanted to learn to fly. He and Gladys became active in the Civil Air Patrol. He became Lt. Col. and was given the “Meritorious Service Award” in 1972. He served with the Civil Air Patrol from 1950-1986 in both Colorado and New Mexico.

Upon retirement in 1972 they moved to Rio Rancho/Albuquerque, N.M. He continued with the Civil Air Patrol in N.M. He was the handy-man in the retirement communities they lived in until 2005. He served for several years on the Rio Rancho City Council. During all of this time, he was also serving as the State Assistant Director of the New Mexico AARP organization, retiring from the Civil Air Patrol and AARP in 1986. Lawrence and Gladys spent their 2nd retirement traveling and enjoying various timeshares throughout Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, along with owning their own homes in Albuquerque, N.M., and Quartzite’s, Ariz.

Due to their health they returned to Colo., to be near their niece, Linda and Dusty Long and family, his sister Marguerite. They lived for a short time in Craig, Colo., moving into the Haven Assisted Living in Hayden, Colo., and since September 2009, he has lived at the Walbridge Memorial Wing in Meeker, Colo.

Lawrence’s passion throughout his life was his love for music, teaching himself how to play the guitar, organ and harmonica. He had a collection of records, tapes and CDs, tapping many jamborees while traveling. He also had a collection of photography and cameras. He loved taking landscape pictures from their travels.

He is survived by daughter Janet (Ronald) Darling, grandchildren Christy and Brian Darling, all of Silverthorne, Colo.; sister Marguerite Anderson of Oak Creek, Colo.; brother Virgil “Bummy” (Clarice) Marshall of Clifton, Colo.; nieces Linda (Dusty) Long, Sharon Glaze, Sherry (Kenneth) Slape; Becky Marshall (Tom); Shelia(Charles) Ford; nephews Ronald (Cathy) Marshall, and Wesley (Nancy) Sage; and many great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 58 years, Gladys Marshall, his stepmother Lucy Marshall, sister Marian Sage, daughter Judith Marshall, nephews Leonard and Douglas Glaze, and niece Patricia Sage.

Memorial services were held February 16, 2012 at the Yampa Bible Church in Yampa, Colo.

Interment followed in the Yampa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Yampa Bible Church or the Walbridge Memorial Wing in care of Grant Mortuary.

Jude Middleton, 66, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away February 12, 2012 at Willow Tree Care Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born to Selmer John and Evelyn Mathilda (Olson) Anderson on March 29,, 1945 in Watertown, S.D. She spent her childhood on a farm in Clear Lake, S.D., and attended Willow Row (a rural school) through the eighth grade. Jude graduated from Clear Lake High School with the class of 1963.

Jude furthered her education at Layton School of Fine Art where she was awarded a scholarship, graduating in 1968. She later earned her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in December of 1983. She later became a licensed clinical social worker graduating with honors from Colorado State University in May of 1989. Jude was a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

She was an addiction specialist for the LARICO Center for youth addictions in Fort Collins, Colo. She received additional training in EMDR therapy, receiving level III certification in May of 1987.

Jude, a licensed clinical social worker, enjoyed cross country skiing, hiking, camping, listening to music, and was an avid reader. She was also an accomplished artist with a variety of artistic abilities. More importantly, she loved and cherished her family and close friends.

She is survived by one brother, Don Edwin Anderson of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Joan (Jerry) Ulrich of Denton, Texas, and Jan (Rog) Melius of Faulkton, S.D.; four great nieces Joy Ulrich, Jill (Scott) McLaughlin, Dawn (Darwin) Wolf, and Twila (Britt) Roman; and two great-nephews, Kelly (Dawn) Melius and Mike (Tracy) Melius.

Memorial services were held February 19, 2012 at the Apple Shed in Cedaredge,, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jude’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, Colo., 81416.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at TaylorFuneralService.com. v, 66, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away February 12, 2012 at Willow Tree Care Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born to Selmer John and Evelyn Mathilda (Olson) Anderson on March 29,, 1945 in Watertown, S.D. She spent her childhood on a farm in Clear Lake, S.D., and attended Willow Row (a rural school) through the eighth grade. Jude graduated from Clear Lake High School with the class of 1963.

Jude furthered her education at Layton School of Fine Art where she was awarded a scholarship, graduating in 1968. She later earned her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in December of 1983. She later became a licensed clinical social worker graduating with honors from Colorado State University in May of 1989. Jude was a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

She was an addiction specialist for the LARICO Center for youth addictions in Fort Collins, Colo. She received additional training in EMDR therapy, receiving level III certification in May of 1987.

Jude, a licensed clinical social worker, enjoyed cross country skiing, hiking, camping, listening to music, and was an avid reader. She was also an accomplished artist with a variety of artistic abilities. More importantly, she loved and cherished her family and close friends.

She is survived by one brother, Don Edwin Anderson of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Joan (Jerry) Ulrich of Denton, Texas, and Jan (Rog) Melius of Faulkton, S.D.; four great nieces Joy Ulrich, Jill (Scott) McLaughlin, Dawn (Darwin) Wolf, and Twila (Britt) Roman; and two great-nephews, Kelly (Dawn) Melius and Mike (Tracy) Melius.

Memorial services were held February 19, 2012 at the Apple Shed in Cedaredge,, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jude’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, Colo., 81416.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at TaylorFuneralService.com.