Vonnie ‘Skip’ Marie Lutz Murdoch | PostIndependent.com

Vonnie ‘Skip’ Marie Lutz Murdoch

Vonnie was born at home in Loma, Colorado, her parents were Charles and Edith Smith Lutz. Growing up on a farm in Loma with one brother and four sisters was a special time in her life.

She had many happy memories and great stories to tell about her childhood. She graduated from Fruita High School during the depression era in 1937.

On May 30, 1942, she married Bruce A. Murdoch in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Bruce was on active duty and in the United States Air Force when they married. While he was overseas, during World War II, Vonnie worked as a machine operator at Remington Arms in Denver, Colorado.

After the war, Bruce was employed with the U. S. Forest Service. The family enjoyed being transferred to many different locations in several states with this job. Vonnie enjoyed her role as housewife and mother. She had many hobbies, her favorites were horseback riding, square dancing, gardening, reading and traveling.

Skip was the last of her generation, preceded in death by her husband, parents, all her siblings and their spouses.

She is survived by her two daughters, Gail Blomberg and Linda Webb, two grandsons, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at Martin Mortuary, 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Burial will follow at Grand Junction Memorial Gardens, Grand Junction, Colorado.

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