John F. and Amanda E. (Meyer) Frese, 10N 48W
John claimed 240 acres in sections 27 and 34 in 1917, and two quarters in sections 27 and 28, 10N 48W in 1918.
Carl J. "Chris" Christensen Jr., 81, of Sterling, died Sept. 29, 2010, in Sterling. Memorial services with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Roberts officiating. Services will conclude at the church.
Mr. Christensen was born March 7, 1929, in Crook to Carl J. Christensen Sr. and Della H. (Frese) Christensen.
He served seven years in the Army Air Corp and the Air Force, three years in Japan after World War II. He returned to Sterling after his discharge and became a construction and residential painter. Many years after he retired, many former customers called for his painting services. On Aug. 20, 1950, he married Rose Marie Pettit.
Mr. Christensen was a member of First Baptist Church. In his younger years, he was an avid golfer who always finished near the top of many local golf tournaments. He enjoyed growing tomatoes, watching the Broncos and CU Buffs play football. His favorite thing was spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Christensen of Sterling; son, Mike Christensen and wife Selena of Boulder; daughter, Sheila Ridnour and husband Tim of Briggsdale; sister, Goldia Knowles and husband Bud of Sterling; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; and many who loved him.
Mr. Christensen was preceded in death by his sisters, Edna Thompson and Dorothy Loos; brother, Robert Christensen; and daughter, Cindy Christensen.
John Thomas Lowery,65, of Denison, Texas went home to be with the Lord Saturday, October 6th, 2007 after a short courageous battle with cancer.
John was born January 18, 1942 in Carlyle, Texas to John Angus and Verna Jane Lowery. He was a member of the “Church of Christ” and he attended school at Mt. Enterprise. After high school, John served as an M. P. in the Army. After his time in the Service he moved to Sterling, Colorado where he met and married the love of his life, Marion Thompson. While living in Sterling, John became a Police Officer and served on the Force along side his father-in-law. In 1977, John moved his family to Sherman where he was employed by Fisher Controls, Reedrill and for the last seven years,Redi-Mix.
John enjoyed reading and was a WWII enthusiast. John strived to live his life according to God’s Will. Everything he did was unselfishly for his family. His grandchildren were the sunshine in his life.
Surviving is his wife of 44 years, Marion, and their three children, Mark Lowery and his wife, Kelly and their children, Alex and Chase all of Bells, Texas; John Lowery and wife, Martha and two daughters, Mallory and Hannah all of Sherman, Texas and, his daughter, Jennette (Lowery- Stevenson) her husband, David Stevenson and their five children, James, Greg, Mathew, Katy and Emily. John is also survived by his twin sisters, Alice Kesler of New York, Leah Yandell and husband, Lowell of Florida; brothers-in-law, Neal “Danny” Thompson of Denison, Texas and Kevin Thompson of Arizona and sister-in-law, Carolyn Wilson of Colorado.
John was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Erin Stevenson, his parents, John and Verna Lowery and his parents-in-law, Neal and Edna Thompson.
John was a loving, kind and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be deeply missed.
In John’s honor, a memorial service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church in Sherman, Saturday, October 13th at 2:00
Marion Lois Lowery was born April 14, 1944 in Sterling, Colorado, to Neal & Edna Thompson. Marion met, fell head over heels in love with and married John Thomas Lowery September 21, 1963, in Sterling, Colorado. Marion and John had 3 children, Mark, John and Jennette. They moved to Sherman 1977 where they raised their children and enjoyed their grandchildren. They moved to Denison in 1997.
On Sunday morning, March 15, 2015, Marion peacefully left this earth with her family by her side and her Father in Heaven awaiting her arrival. Marion left this world with all of her faith in God and knowing she was truly loved by her family.
Marion is survived by her eldest son, Mark, his wife, Kelly, their 3 sons, Alex, Chase and Gavin, middle son, John, his wife, Martha, their children, Mallory, Hannah and Olivia and her youngest daughter, Jennette Stevenson, her children, Mathew, Katy and Emily; sister, Carolyn Wilson; brother, Kevin Thompson.
Marion is proceeded in death by her parents, Neal & Edna Thompson, the love of her life, John Thomas Lowery, her eldest Granddaughter, Erin Stevenson and her brother, Danny Thompson.
The family would like to thank Guardian Home Hospice for their loving care for our mom during the last week of her life. You truly were a God send, not only for her but for our family. May God Be With you all.
The family will celebrate Marion's life everyday in her memory and the legacy of family she began so many years ago. Services will be held privately with family at a later date.
Funeral services for Carl P. Frese, 68 of Crook who died Friday, September 10, 1971 in a Sterling hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday from the United Church of Crook, the Rev.Charles Gill, officiating. Burial will follow at the Haxtun cemetery.
Mr. Frese was born Feb. 16 1903, on Exeter, Neb,, the son of John and Amanda Meyers Frese. He came to Colorado In 1913, settling northwest of Haxtun and moved to the Crook community in 1923. He married Edna Lambert, Feb. 19,1948. Mr. Frese had engaged in farming and was a service station attendant.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edna Frese of Crook; a son, Larry Frese of Crook; three step-sons, Bernard Slizeski of Sedgwick, Edward Slizeski of Cheyenne, Wyo and Harold Slizeski of Houston Tex two step-danghters, Mrs. Maxine Powers of Grant, Neb., and Mrs Doris Wood of Sidney, Neb.; four brothers, John Frese and Bert Frese, both of Iliff, William Frese of Sterling and August Frese of Kittredge, Colo; two sisters, Mrs. Della Christiansen of Sterling and Mrs. Edith Stanbary of Golden and 16 grandchildren. Radford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.