By Press Release
Published Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:54 am
Kenneth Roy Lane of Montrose died May 20, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 94.
He was born Aug. 7, 1922, to Troy and Juanita (Fewell) Lane in Clarendon, Texas. He spent his childhood in Kim and Delta. After he graduated from high school in Delta, he earned a degree in agriculture from Colorado State University. He served in the U.S. Army.
On March 19, 1943, he married Evelyn Sanburg. She preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2014.
He was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church and served as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Montrose. He also served as master of Riverside Grange Hall in Montrose for two years. In addition to being a lifetime member of the Woolgrowers Association, Mr. Lane was a 4-H leader for 35 years, and lifetime member and past president of the Montrose Cattlemen's Association.
He enjoyed being a cowboy, the outdoors, working with livestock, riding horseback and spending time with family.
He is survived by his sons, Richard Lane of Olathe, Daniel Lane of Montrose and Robert (Roxanne) Lane of Olathe; two daughters, Susan Clevenger of Olympia, Wash., and Terrie Ann (Chuck) Young of Cedaredge; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; and a daughter, Kathy McCracken.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 26, at Rosemont Baptist Church with burial to follow at Grand View Cemetery west of Montrose.
Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest, 725 S. 4th Street, Montrose, CO 81401.
Crippin Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.