Francy Kurtz Antonides Lundberg
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Francy Kurtz Antonides Lundberg passed away on Jan. 25, 2010. She was 86.
Francy was born on May 12, 1923 to W.C. Kurtz and Edna Kurtz in Grand Junction.
Francy Kurtz Antonides Lundberg Lived. She lived with her friends, and family around her chatting, laughing, and telling stories until she left us. The stories of Francy’s life tell the tale of Colorado. From her pioneer parents, Clarence and Edna Kurtz, who helped to build this state, to her shenanigans growing up trying to break the bonds of conventional thinking in a small town with her brothers Bill and Jim Kurtz. She grew to be a grand and elegant lady, a title that would make her uncomfortable, but that secretly she knew she deserved.
Individuals and educational institutions around the world have felt Fancy’s generosity.
She wanted others to have the opportunities that she had been given; those opportunities always entailed stretching the mind. She gave many people the chance to travel and see the beauty and challenges of our world. She gave unbounded funds to the many schools and colleges that she and her family attended. Many of those are campuses in Colorado. Francy loved an open mind and thought that these were the tools that helped achieve the goal. Thank you, we are all better for your dedication to these ideals. Francy’s favorite role was Mother; she brought five children into this world, Hunter Antonides, Jim Antonides, Susan Antonides, Roxanne Lundberg Moore and Carla Lundberg Mumm and nurtured ever so many more. Most of the five married and their families grew and even those families have grown so that now we are countless.
We will miss her with wild abandon, but the stories will never end. We thank you again for what you have done to make our world a better place. We hope that we have learned and will follow your lead.
If so inclined, donations may be made to Hospice of Steamboat and the fervent wish that others will graduate hospice care and go chase dreams on California beaches.
We think back with great love and respect to a great lady.
We will celebrate her life every day and private memories shared among family.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Steamboat Springs.
Yampa Valley Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
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