October 13, 1931 ~ February 4, 2021

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Eugene Alfred Sturtevant Sr. (89) peacefully passed into paradise on February 4, 2021. He is survived by Eugene Sturtevant Jr. of the family home; Sherrill (Dennis) Black of Cleveland, TN; William (Pamela) Sturtevant of Tooele, UT; grandchildren Jeff Waddel, Jake (Ashley) Waddle both of Cleveland, TN; Joel (Kass) of Pueblo, CO; & Cassandra (Michael) Bertot of Salt Lake City, UT; 13 great-grandchildren & an expected great-great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his eternal sweetheart Shirley Sturtevant; parents, Mary & Bill Sturtevant; siblings, Robert, Billy & Betty; and great-grandchild, Amulek Richard. Born on October 13, 1931, in Pueblo, CO, he graduated high school from Centennial High School in 1950 before being drafted to the United States Marine Corps. After serving his country, he and his sweetheart built a home on Cherry Lane before moving to the farm. Gene taught strong work ethic by example working his career as a mechanic for Associated Grocers and a welder at Dammann along with farming. Gene loved farm life and lived on his farm for over 50 years and also managed the LDS church farm several years. Gene loved his family with all his heart. He loved making people smile. He could always be found fixing the next project. He served in his church in numerous callings and loved teaching about the gospel of Jesus Christ. He faithfully served with his sweetheart every week in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Denver Temple for about 7 years. His infectious smile will be missed by all who knew him. Viewing will be 1 hour prior to the service. Funeral service Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Ln., Pueblo, CO 81005. Please Follow Pueblo County COVID-19 guidelines.

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Funeral Service: February 9, 2021 10:00 am

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
4720 Surfwood Lane
Pueblo, CO 81005

564-0792

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  1. The Centennial Class of 1950 is saddened by the loss of Gene. When he was able, he came to our luncheons and we so enjoyed his company along with his daughter (who would bring him). Rest in Peace, Gene. Our hearts go out to you family.
    Pattee (Kenyon) Williams

  2. Who is this man that we celebrate today? He was a man that had a kind loving heart and a smile that you will never forget. A man that was there for you when you had a car problem you could call if Beulah phone service was up and working. He would always say stop and pick up parts or come up and I will just weld it for you. He was a man that I looked up to and had respect for. He was a man of God I remember setting on a mountain side ready to eat lunch and he would say “we need to ask Gods blessings on the food”. He was a man that loved to pray and enjoyed when you would pray with him for the hand of God to move in any situation. He was a man with a vision for his life, his family and others. The bible says in Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: He was a farmer and one of the best, there is a science to farming on how to plow and plant seed. In the bible in Galatians 6:7 it talks about sowing seed. Gene knew how to sow seed in the ground and in his life and others. His love, smile, joy and laughter. He was a man after Gods own HEART and reaped a bountiful harvest. Now who was this man he was my mentor he was my hero he was my friend he was a father figure in my life He was my UNCLE GENE!

    Thank you uncle Gene for allowing me the opportunity to learn from you when I was seeking so much knowledge when I was asking many questions you patiently listened and answered accordingly never showing signs of frustration.
    Thank you for taking the time to show me the necessary skills today that will lead me with confidence into tomorrow for believing in me and having enough faith to share your work your dreams ​and your vision. Thank you for accepting me as I am with all my eagerness and my sheer joy over the little things…you never tried to squelch that spirit in me. Instead, you have encouraged that spirit and for that, I do thank you I realized the knowledge I need for work can be learned anywhere, taught by most anyone but the life skills I needed that go along with it…well, that would have to be taught by a very unique individual with a very special gift for giving a gift of patience and understanding that someone is you, my Mentor, my friend and most of all my UNCLE!!!!

  3. My condolences to the family. I worked with Gene at AG Warehouse. Everyone is a better person for having known him. Once again, he was always cheerful, warm and friendly. I enjoyed working with Gene and knowing him through the years.

  4. My condolences to the family. Gene was really a good man. I worked with him at AG Warehouse and he was always cheerful, warm, and friendly. He was a hard worker and he was a very skilled mechanic.

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