Zedford Kerr Ogle (1948 - 2018)

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Zedford Kerr Ogle, age 69, passed away March 2, 2018, at his home in Conifer.
He was born  in Merced, Calif., on June 10, 1948, and spent his growing-up years in the Evergreen and Marshdale areas, where he attended kindergarten, elementary and high school. He graduated from Jefferson High in Lakewood in 1966. 
After attending one year of college in Sterling, Zed decided he wanted to have some adventure in life and left for Europe. For the next 18 months, he worked his way from Portugal to the Scandinavian countries, doing odd jobs such as underwater welding, ski instructing and bartending to pay his way. He was able to earn enough to buy his first sports car, a white Triumph, which he had shipped back to the United States. 
His work career included heavy equipment sales and helping develop different properties for his father and business partners. One such property is now known as "Lair 0' the Bear" which was sold to Jefferson County in 1987. 
With his portion, he and wife Pam bought Mountain Rental Inc. in Bergen Park, which they operated from 1988 to 2004 when they successfully sold the business. During that period, they purchased a home in Bergen Park, which they eventually sold to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, and it is now referred to as "The Ogle House" and houses the staff for Evergreen Recreation. 
With those proceeds, Zed and Pam bought a small hobby farm near Akron, Colo. After moving to Akron, Zed decided to open a feed store. This was the first new commercial building in Akron in more than 10 years, and he built up a business of feed sales, small equipment sales and equipment rentals. 
When the economy failed and business was poor, they decided to sell everything, close the doors and move back to the mountains.  They found their forever home in the Conifer area and spent the next seven years improving their home, finding a "get-away cabin" near Stagecoach Reservoir, and enjoying family and friends. 
Zed had a very full life with lots of travel and adventure. He always had a love for all animals, especially his English setter dogs. In earlier years, he was an avid pheasant and quail hunter, and enjoyed seeing his setters working the fields. 
Zed was also an experienced horseman and commented he'd been on a horse since the age of 2. Zed was loved and respected by his family and the many friends he made so easily. He was always quick to offer help and advice if asked.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 35 years, Pam Ogle; daughters Kim Carpentier (Joseph), Lisa Sundvall (Rob Wiberg) and Amy Maestas (Anthony); grandchildren Megan, Aidan, Darla, Olivia and Samantha; brother Flint Ogle (Elizabeth); and sister Scotia Ogle.
He was preceded in death by his father, Burdette Ogle, mother Lorraine Thomas and sister Linda Johnson.
A memorial service will be held at Risen Lord Lutheran Church in Conifer on June 9 at 1 p.m. with reception following at the Ogle home in Conifer. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Esophageal Cancer Foundation.
Published in Canyon Courier on Apr. 25, 2018