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Joe Evans Sturdivant

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014


March 29, 1942-April 18, 2014

GUERNSEY Joe Evans Sturdivant, 72, died Friday, April 18, 2014 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Faith Baptist Church in Guernsey with Pastor Jason Miller officiating. Cremation has taken place.

Arrangements are under the direction of Colyer Funeral Home, and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Joe was born on March 29, 1942 in Torrington, the son of Charles and Violet Sturdivant. Joe was raised in the Sunrise-Hartville area with four brothers and two sisters. He married Ilene Patterson in Gering, Neb. They were married in December 1963.

Joe enjoyed traveling and, in his younger years, his work as a mechanic in the oil fields took him all over the states. Joe and his wife settled in Guernsey where they raised their family. Joe worked for several years at Watson Motors and then at Anderson Oil.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and sightseeing. He loved gambling in Deadwood. He always had a smile on his face and a laugh to share with others.

Joe is survived by his son, Ardie (Kathi) Sturdivant of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Sabrina (Matt) Martin of Guernsey and Joleen (Craig) Winter of Gillette; two brothers, Norman Sturdivant of Guernsey and Bruce Sturdivant of Hartville; and a sister, Linda Dunn of Fort Laramie; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ilene; sister, Korin Fronapfel; and two brothers, Lorin and Ardie Sturdivant.

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