Shirley Maxine Sturtevant

shirley sturtevant

November 7, 1934 ~ May 6, 2016

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Shirley Maxine (Terlip) Sturtevant peacefully passed into paradise on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 9:43 a.m., in the arms of her family after a long battle with chronic illness. The only child born of Fred and Elsie Terlip on Nov. 7, 1934. She is survived by her eternal sweetheart, Eugene Alfred Sturtevant Sr. They were married on June 16, 1953, and were sealed in the Provo, Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also survived by children, Eugene Sturtevant Jr. of the family home, Sherrill (Dennis) Black of Cleveland, Tenn.; William (Pamela) Sturtevant of Beulah, Colo.; grandchildren, Jeff, Jake, both of Cleveland, Tenn, Joel of Pueblo and Cassie of Salt Lake City, Utah and their families; great-grandchildren, Austin, Emma, Abigayle, and Jack, all of Cleveland, Tenn, Vanessa, Ammon, Grayson and Zane of Pueblo, AJ, and Cori of Salt Lake City, Utah; as well as many special nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and great-grandson, Amulek. Shirley helped her sweetheart build a home on Cherry Lane, before moving her family to the farm. She loved farm life and lived on the family farm for over 50 years and managed the LDS church farm several years. She had a passion for genealogy work and traveled to Europe, the land of her ancestors, where she was able to meet numerous distant cousins as well as extract 13, 000 names enabling her to publish a book. She served faithfully with her sweetheart in the LDS Denver Temple weekly for about seven years serving both the living and the dead. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her. Viewing one hour prior to the service. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Ln. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the LDS Humanitarian Fund where 100% of the proceeds help all people around the world. Please submit memorials to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4720 Surfwood Ln., Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences,

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  1. Our sympathies to all of you. Shirley knew the gospel and lived it too. I was always amazed at her knowledge! It is hard losing her but so glad you will have happy memories.

    Love, Darlene and Howie Ealey

  2. Gene and Family,

    Sorry for your loss. I am in Parkview right now and will not be at the services. Just know my heart goes out to you and the family.

    Bill Ogden

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