TURPIN, Okla. – Grover T. Sturges, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at Plum Creek Speciality Hospital in Amarillo, Texas.
He was born July 9, 1925, to William A and Anna B. Downs Sturges in Delta, Colo.
He married Laura J. Jenkins Jan. 31, 1944 in Raton, N.M. She survives.
He attended school in Colorado.
He was a ranch hand in Rocky Ford and La Junta, Colo. communities and moved to Truth or Consequences, N.M., later working for Harold Daniels at Logan, N.M. and Campo, Colo. He was yard foreman at the Liberal Sale Barn, for the past several years working at the sale barns in Beaver and Texhoma, Okla.
Grover loved horses, in his youth, he was a jockey, racing horses for many years, later was a bronc rider, calf, and steer roper in many rodeos, he was a judge for Little Britches Rodeo for many years.
Other survivors include, one son, Tom Sturges and wife Sandie, Clayton, N.M.; one daughter, Judy Wagenseller and husband, Jimmy, Baker, Okla.; two sisters, Juanita Ring, Rocky Ford and Jenny McConnell, Colorado Springs; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers Ethmer, George and Billy Sturges; and two sisters Mona Mary Evelyn and Wanda Mae Sturges.
o Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, at the Miller Chapel with Billy Burr presiding.
Interment will be at the Hooker Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to service time Monday at Miller Mortuary.