Frank C. McMurry

Born: Fri., Feb. 3, 1939
Died: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018


Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sun., Jan. 07, 2018
Location: Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort


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Frank McMurry, 78, passed away on Janurary 1, 2018 at his home in Nathrop, Colorado, with his family. Frank was born on February 3, 1939 in Salida, Colorado to Glen and Margret McMurry.

Frank was raised on the family ranch in Nathrop, he attend Gas Creek School House until the 8th grade and graduated from Buena Vista High School in 1957. Frank attend Colorado State University for 2 years prior to enlisting in the Air Force from 1959-1963. Frank began his long career as a rancher when he returned from his service, married Connie in 1965 and had three children.

Frank spent years giving his service as a Volunteer Fireman in Chaffee County, Buena Vista School District School Board Member and President, Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District Board, Farm Bureau, Arkansas Headwaters Recreational Board, Chaffee County Fair Board, Chaffee County Soil Conservation Board, Chaffee County Agricultural Stabilization Board, Farmer’s Home Administration, 4-H Leader, Lifetime member of the Chaffee County Cattleman’s Association and Chaffee County Commissioner. Frank loved his family, ranching and his community.

Frank is survived by wife, Connie; sons Ken (Jen) McMurry, Brett (Cheryl) McMurry; daughter Taf McMurry; granddaughters Scout, Molly, Megan McMurry, Kayla (Chris) Schleicher; sisters Peg (Joe) Scanga, Alice (Gary) Hill and his adoring lap dog, Scooter.

Services will be Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Pavillion at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Frank’s memory to the Chaffee County  4-H Council c/o PO Box 43, Nathrop CO 81236

Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida. Online condolences can be offered at lewisandglenn.com

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Terry and Michael Barkett
   Posted Fri January 05, 2018
Dear Connie and family---we want to express our sincere sympathy in your loss. It is also a loss for our community. Frank, with your support, did so much for Chaffee County and we all appreciate yours and his efforts on our behalf.

Peace and Love

Terry and Michael Barkett

Gary Goms
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018
To the McMurry Family

Please accept my sincerest sympathies regarding Frank's passing. Due to illness on my part, I was not able to attend his memorial services. Frank and I spent five years (1998-1993) working together on our R-31 School Board. During that time, I developed a tremendous respect for this man, who has devoted so much of his life to serving in the public sector. Frank always served well and I will miss him very much.

Gary E. Goms

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