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Perry Pomeroy, Jr. - April 29, 2012

Perry J. Pomeroy Jr., 88, of Merino, died April 29, 2012 in Sterling. His remains were donated to science, and memorial services will be held at a later date.

He was born in Sterling Feb. 18, 1924 to Perry J. and Mildred (Patterson) Pomeroy at the home of his grandparents, Dr. D.C. and Mary Patterson.

He grew up on his parents’ farm in the Atwood/Merino area, attending grade school in Atwood and graduating from Sterling High School in 1942.

He enlisted in the Army in 1944 and served with the 872 Engineer Battalion with the Army of Occupation in Japan. He was honorably discharged Dec. 4, 1946.

He married Donna D. Schulz of Amherst Feb. 5, 1948 in Los Angeles, Calif. on a popular radio program, “Bride and Groom.”

Farming, ranching and running a dairy was his life’s work; he could fix any equipment so it would run another season. He was an active supporter of 4-H and FFA while his children were involved. He enjoyed hunting for arrowheads, starting in his youth; big game and the occasional pheasant; and also built beautiful furniture.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lowell Pomeroy; in-laws, Margaret and Karl Schulz; and brothers-in-law, Douglas Schulz and Dale Wade.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years; son, Perry James III Pomeroy and wife Sammie and Cecil (C.J.), Jon and Zach of Merino; son, Richard Pomeroy and Pat Bone of Sterling and Michelle Schutte and husband David and Sidney, Jordyn and Taryn of San Diego, Calif. and James Bone and Haydon, Daeton and Bradon of Kansas City, Mo.; son, Kenneth Pomeroy of Merino; son, Glen Pomeroy and wife Linda of Chugiak, Alaska; daughter, Mary Rumph and husband Owen and Jackie and Taylor of Biddle, Mont.; son, Clark Pomeroy and Angela Rutherford and Emily and Thomas of Sterling and Greg Hancock and wife Lisa of Vienna, Ill.; sister, Jeanne Utlaut and husband Bill of Boulder; sisters-in-law, Margaret Wade of Holyoke and Donna M. Schulz of Las Lunas, N.M.; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the 4-H Scholarship Fund, Logan County, CSU Extension Services, 508, S. 10th Ave., Sterling, CO 80751; the Northeastern Junior College Scholarship Foundation, 100 College Ave., Sterling, CO 80751; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences can be mailed to 7666 County Road 27.5, Merino, CO 80741.