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Cleo Dale Thurtell

1936 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Cleo Dale Thurtell Obituary
Cleo Dale Thurtell, a longtime resident of the Brighton area, passed away Friday night, December 13, 2014 at Swedish Medical Center from an apparent heart attack. He passed away at the age of 77 and resided at 6565 W. Berry Ave., Denver. Born on November 29, 1936 in Platner, Colorado to Robert Lincoln Thurtell of Kingsley, IA and Sylvia Ann Pierson of Laurel, NE. He graduated from Akron High School and enlisted in the U. S. Navy, returning to Colorado in 1960.
Mr. Thurtell was currently retired after working in the production side of the oil and gas industry. He spent several years as a self-employed entrepreneur with Dale's Wireline and Double D Services; as well as working for Welex prior to that as an area manager.
He was proceeded in death by his nine siblings and one daughter, Beverly Thurtell Wilbon of Richmond, VA.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Donna Marie Gabel Thurtell; his three children, John Edward Thurtell and wife Samantha of Loveland; Robert Dale Thurtell of Brighton and Janice Lynn Thurtell Maack and husband Gary of Greeley; their mother, Frances L. Thurtell of Brighton; four stepchildren, Bryan Tway and wife, Nancy of Longmont, Gennie Tway Formby of Longmont, Nancy Tway Edwards and husband, Miles of Denver and Laurie Tway Stewart and husband, David of Elizabeth; seventeen grandchildren, Kari Shie, Kevin Wilbon, Jason Thurtell, Melissa Dymond, Nicole Thurtell, Tiffany Gautier, Amanda Boshell, Justin Baumgartner, Kayla Tway, Adam Tway, Lauren Tway, Philip Formby, Elaina Formby, Brent Edwards, Tara Edwards, Jacob Stewart, Tracy Stewart and thirteen great grandchildren.
Memorial services were held on Thursday, December 19 at 11:00 a.m. at Tabor Rice Funeral Home in Brighton.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Mar. 11, 2015
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