Wilson Lyman and Ollie May (Esmoil) Barden, 9 North 48 West
Wilson proved up a quarter in 10, 9N 48W in 1909.
Virginia I. (Irene) Barden Wertz, 65, of Fleming, Co.,died Monday, November 3,1997, at home with her family by her side following a one year bout with cancer.
Mrs. Wertz was born August 18, 1932, to Ivan E. and Margaret Haney Barden in Sedgwick County on a farm ten miles south of Sedgwick, Colorado.
In 1934, Mrs. Wertz moved with her parents to Hanna, Wyo., to stake a homestead. Several months later, the family moved hack to the Haxtun community and then to Fleming. Mrs. Wertz attended Fleming, McGinley (at Proctor), and Iliff Elementary Schools, and graduated from Sterling High School in 1950.
Mrs. Wertz then moved to Denver, attended Rockmont Bible College and worked for Denham Finance until her marriage to R. Wayne Wertz, Oct., 7, 1951 at Iliff Co. The couple moved to Roswell, N. M., where Mr. Wertz was stationed with the U.S.A.F., and remained there until discharged in 1954. Mrs. Wertz worked as a cashier/receptionist for Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph while at Roswell.
Returning to Fleming, Mr. Wertz continued his trucking and farming operation. Mrs. Wertz was Wertz Grain Co. bookkeeper for ten years and retired from the State of Colorado Employment Service in 1991, after 22 years of service.
Mrs. Wertz was a member of the Fleming Assembly of God Church and served many years as a Sunday School Secretary, pianist, and organist. She was also a member of the Women's Ministries in the church.
Mrs. Wertz was active in CASCD Soil Conservation Auxiliary, holding both State and Regional offices and assisting the local South Platte SCD in various endeavors. Mrs. Wertz was recipient of the 1986 CASCD Woman of the Year Award, and the 1989 CASCD Distinguished Service Award.
Mrs. Wertz had many hobbies she enjoyed. Being a homemaker and mother were first, with sewing, gardening, music and cooking as other interests. She was a women of great compassion and caring for others as she shared flowers from her garden, sent a card of support, gave a needed hug or shared a word of encourage ment with those around her.
Mrs. Wertz is survived by her husband, Wayne; daughters Cynthia and husband Rod Heaston of Bloomfield, N. M., Shareen and husband Tim Dack of New Raymer, Co., Sheila and husband Bob Enriquez of Folsom, Ca.; grandchildren John Rosacker, Matthew Heaston, Collette, Jennifer and Tony Sweet, Rhianon Peterson, Taylor Enriquez; brother Leland Barden and wife Beverly; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Ivan Barden; brother, Wendell Barden; and niece, Lucinda Barden.
Services will be at 10 am. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Fleming Assembly of God Church.
Edith Mary Jung, 84, of Sterling, died Jan. 22, 1997, in Sterling.
Visitation and viewing will begin at noon Friday at the Chaney-Walters Funeral Home chapel. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fleming Assembly of God Church with the Revs. Gary Miller and Marvin Pemberton officiating. Burial wil be at the Haxtun Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Fleming Assembly of God Church or the Gideons International.
Mrs. Jung was born March 28, 1912 to Willis and Ollie (Esmoil) Barden in Haxtun. The family owned a homestead north of Dailey. She attended Pumpkin Vine Grade School and graduated from Sterling High School.
She married Alfred J. Langdon on June 28, 1930 ("Barton" in the state reords). They made their home in Dailey and Fleming. She moved to Sterling in 1964, when Mr. Langdon died. She worked at Rose Arbor Nursing Home and retired from there in 1976.
She maried Leonard A. Jung on Aug. 1, 1976.
She is survived by a daughter,Arlean Pemberton and husband Francis of Fleming; a grandson, Marvin Peniberton and wife Sue- lyn of Dove Creek; two grand daughters, Michelle Pemberton of Kirkland, Wash., and Edith Pemberton of Sterling; a great-grand daughter, Rachel Pemberton of Dove Creek, and several step-children and step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, a son, Earl Eugene Langdon, two brothers, Ivan Barden and Everett Barden, and two sisters, Wilma Barden-Moon and Lura Barden-Rogers.