Citizen Telegram Obituaries – Dec. 12, 2013 |

Citizen Telegram Obituaries – Dec. 12, 2013

Larry Sacca

Larry Sacca, 72, passed away at his home on Morrisania Mesa, Colo. on Dec. 2.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, married Karol Breeden in 1967 and is survived by his two daughters, Stephanie Gallegos and Emily Jeantrout and four grandchildren.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, memorizing scripture, helping others and spoiling his other “daughter” (dog), Abby.

A tribute to Larry’s God-filled life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Grace Bible Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Melanie Mae, a missionary in Uganda. Send donations to Grace Bible Church, P.O. Box 6248, Battlement Mesa, CO 81636.

Phyllis Sisk

May 30, 1919 – Dec. 3, 2013

Phyllis Sisk, 94, of Rifle, Colo., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in Brighton, Colo.

She was born May 30, 1919, in Keya Paha County, Neb., to Max and Verna Frauen. She graduated from Springview High School and continued her education at Chadron State Teaching College and Business College in South Dakota. She moved to California, where she worked as a secretary in the ship yards. It was while in California that she met Charles Sisk, who had two young sons. The couple was married on Feb. 9, 1947, in Torrance, Calif.

The family moved to Nebraska and later to Wyoming. Phyllis worked for the Worland Telegraph as a telegrapher for many years. Upon retirement, Phyllis and Charles moved to Rifle, where their sons lived. Charles passed away in 1995.

Phyllis was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who took great pride in her family and loved taking care of her home. She was an active member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

She is survived by her children, Jerald (Sandra) Sisk and Clifford Sisk, both of Brighton; Margaret Sisk of Dallas, Texas; and Jennifer Sisk of Chicago, Ill.; sister, Bernice Eichenberger of Springview, Neb.; ten grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and sister, Margery Bammerlin.

A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Springview.

Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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