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Edward Templeton

Edward Templeton 84, of Canon City, a former longtime area resident, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Canon City. He died of complications following emergency surgery. Mr. Templeton was born Oct. 31, 1921, in Jerome, Idaho, to Robert and Hazel Templeton. His family joined their parents on the Peterson’s family ranch in Basalt in 1926, later moving to Four Mile. He spent his school years in Basalt and El Jebel. During World War II, he was stationed in the Pacific with the Army Corps of Engineers. He married Wanda Faye Webb April 14, 1970, in Glenwood Springs. He worked his family ranch on Four Mile Road in Glenwood Springs until the early 1970s, when his parents moved to Rifle. He retired to Canon City in 1982 and remained very active, keeping a large garden and helping his many friends and neighbors with yardwork and home upkeep. Active in his church, he enjoyed time with his family and was a source of great fun for his great-grandchildren. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.He is survived by his wife; brother Harold Templeton, of Paonia; aunt Zella Eiswerth, of Florence; step-daughter Darla Brown, of El Jebel; granddaughter Kris Brown, of Aurora; and great-grandchildren Cody and Brooke Gage, of Aurora.A memorial service was held April 15 at the Lincoln Park Nazarene Church in Canon City.The burial and graveside service were held April 17 at the Basalt Cemetery.


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