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Wendy (Matlock) Spurr

1942 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Wendy (Matlock) Spurr Obituary
Wendolynn Ann (Matlock) Spurr died in Grand Junction on June 29, after a short illness. Wendy was born August 13, 1942, in Miami, Arizona, to Betty Jo (Steerman) and Irwin Elwood Matlock. She was raised in Cortez among a large family of ranchers and businessmen. After attending Montezuma Cortez High School, she married Dick Spurr and lived in Wyoming and Montana before returning to Colorado, first residing on the front range and then in Glenwood Springs. After a short period in Massachusetts, they settled in Grand Junction.

Wendy worked in a variety of professions in addition to being co-owner of the Dove Creek Press (1967) and Spurr's Sport Shop in Glenwood Springs (1977-1983). Wendy enjoyed fishing, showing and walking her dogs, gardening, quilting, and spending time with family. Friends, family, and neighbors remember Wendy for her eagerness to help others, even when the task was clearly too big for her.

Wendy was preceded in death by her husband Richard Lee Spurr and her parents. She is survived by her daughter Kimberly Spurr; son-in-law David Purcell; sister Linda (Matlock) Evanoski; brothers Gary Matlock and Bill Matlock; three nieces, two nephews, and her two dogs Beau and Gui. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Grand Valley Valor Quilters ([email protected]) or Grand Valley Kennel Club ([email protected]).
Published in The Journal on July 21, 2017
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