****** Jerry L. Thurman, 81, passed away Dec. 23, 2008. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Herlinda Thurman; children, Victor, Leticia, Diana (Miguel), Celeste and Linda (Christopher); 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nephews, Harold Ray and Tim; and niece, Gay. Preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Helen; three sisters; and close friend, Ernest Smith. Jerry was born July 15, 1927, in Memphis, Texas. He moved to Pueblo, Colo. with his family when he was 9 years old and spent the rest of his life in Pueblo. He was a proud Texan but an even prouder Coloradoan. He graduated from USC in 1970 with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications. He worked at the CO state hospital as a Psych Tech and then spent many years working at Gray's Coors Tavern. Jerry was a member of International Poet's Society; was an avid reader and very recently had his first book of poetry published. Jerry was proud of his Indian heritage and supported Indian charities. He very much loved classical music, telling jokes, old horror movies, keeping his 'old' scrapbooks current and playing chess and scrabble. Jerry was a humanitarian and philosopher. His strong belief in social justice and equality played a powerful role in his life. Above all, he was a loving and devoted husband and father. Viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass 10 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Father Matthew Wertin as celebrant. Both services at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 421 Clark St. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. During those times we had the pleasure of Mr. Thurmand’s company, he was always very kind, thoughtful and considerate – always thinking of others. I truly enjoyed talking with him during our family trip to the Grand Canyon. We’re sure he knew what a lucky man he was to have such a loving family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Gil & Barb Sanchez

  2. Dear Herlinda,

    My deepest expressions of sympathy to you. May your memories be a comfort to you.

    Sincerely,

    Dagmar Haney

  3. I still expect you to come out of your bedroom after your nap and offer me a cup of coffee like you have done for so many years. Coffee will never taste the same to me again nor will I ever be the same. The world is a much colder and more lonely place without you in it. Please shine down on all of us with your loving soul and keep us safe. I know that you were tired- you can rest now and be at peace. I love you and promise to do my best to make you smile and proud of me while I am on earth and you are in heaven. I miss you but am glad that you are finally resting and warm. Thank you for being my Daddy.

  4. DADDY, I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. ALTOUGH WE CAN’T SEE YOU, HUG YOU, OR HEAR YOU,I KNOW THAT YOU ARE STILL WITH US. IN VICTOR I HEAR YOUR VOICE, IN LETI I SEE YOUR CHARACTER, IN KIKI I SEE YOUR SMILE, IN LINDA I SEE YOUR DETERMINATION, AND I KNOW THAT YOU AND MOMMY HAVE MADE ME WHO I AM TODAY. I AM SO PROUD TO BE YOUR DAUGHTER. PLEASE WATCH OVER US AND HELP ME TO BE STRONG.

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