Sumner W. "SW" "Press" Pressey III

sumner pressey iii

October 5, 1934 ~ September 9, 2023

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

Sumner Wadsworth “S.W.” “Press” Pressey, III, 88, passed away Sept. 9, 2023. Survived by his daughter, Pamela (Tim) Vaughn; grandchildren, Stephen Vaughn, Emilie (Sam) Little; great-grandchildren, Highe and Journey Little; and nephew, Daniel McGuire. Preceded in death by his wife, Bev Buzan-Pressey; parents, S.W. Pressey Jr. and Maurine Davis-Pressey; sister, Ruth Pressey-McGuire; and nephew, David W. McGuire.
S.W. was born October 5, 1934, in Pueblo, Colo. Being the owner/operator of S.W. Pressey & Son didn’t stop him from enjoying fishing, flying, boating or watching football. S.W. was a member of the Kiwanis, Aircraft Owners Pilot Assoc., Masonic Lodge/Consistory Silver State #95, First Baptist Church and First Presbyterian Church.
A memorial service in later 2023, to be determined. Final resting place, Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City, Colo. Memorials may be made to Kiwanis. Online condolences at

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  1. CandleImageDear Pam and family,
    I am so saddened by the news of the passing of our long time Kiwanian. S.W. and his great stories!!! No one can even come close to telling a story like he could. It was always a joy to sit next to him at our luncheon meetings and hear what great things he had to share. I was blessed to have known him and worked along side him over the past several years as a fellow Kiwanian. He was such a committed member.
    So sorry for your loss.
    Carol Chiarito

  2. I had the honor to bowl with Press when I first got started. He was so helpful and encouraging. He was a true gentleman. He is also listed as one of the Greater Pueblo USBC Legends of Bowling. My condolences to the family.

  3. Dear Pam, Family nad freinds,
    I am sorry to hear of Pressey’s passing however I know he has had tough time and he is now at peace.
    He was a true gentleman and I always looked forward to our weekly visits at Kiwanis with him, Bill Sheard and Les Tedrow. I was always impressed with his knowledge, what ever subject came up he seemed to know something about it. I always thought he would have been a good Jeopardy contestant.
    God Speed Good Friend.
    Bill Yalotz

  4. CandleImageDear Pam and family,
    I loved your dad and enjoyed the time I spent with him and your mom at church. He is up in heaven with your mom now. Much love and prayers to you.

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