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Terrance Charles Coburn


1952 - 2008 Obituary Condolences
Terrance Charles Coburn died Thursday, July 17, at St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville, Colo. Coburn was 56 years old. He was born in Fairplay, Colo., on May 22, 1952. His parents were the late Robert C. and Vinita (Lackey) Coburn.
Terry, as he was known, went to grade school in Breckenridge before moving to Leadville where he finished high school and then furthered his education at Colorado Mountain College.
At the young age of 17, Coburn became a contract miner at the Hecla Mine, where he continued to work until the mine closed in 1984. Then Coburn became a truck driver and was most recently employed by Parker Ag. hauling bio solids.
It was in Leadville that Coburn met his future wife, and on Sept. 23, 1977, he married the former Cynthia Nygren in Fairplay. Together they had three children.
Coburn loved fishing, gold panning and camping with family and friends, and also enjoyed numerous other kinds of sports. He was an active member and PER of the Alamogordo Elks Lodge No. 1897 and was also involved in the Leadville Elks Lodge No. 236.
Coburn was preceded in death by his parents and aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Arthur Potter. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Coburn, in Leadville; children Kandy (George) Ortega, in Reno, Nev., and Shawna (Jeramia) Anderson and Terry (Jill) Coburn, all in Alamogordo; one sister, Vickie Richardson, in Grand Junction; and one brother, Ron Coburn, in Dove Creek. Coburn is also survived by 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as his nephews, Terry (Rose) Nygren, in Leadville, and Wayne (Carrie) Potter, in Denver.
A memorial service was held July 22, 2008, at the Leadville Elks Lodge with officers of the B.P.O.E. officiating.
Memorial contributions can be sent to the B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 236, P.O. Box 856, Leadville, CO 80461.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Aug. 2 to Aug. 17, 2008
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