Obituary: Sheldon “Shelly” Riley Roush
Ryan Summerlin April 1, 2014
Sheldon “Shelly” Riley Roush
May 10, 1943 – March 24, 2014
Sheldon Riley Roush is now with the Lord.
He died March 24, 2014, after many years of struggling with dementia and heart disease. He was 70.
Sheldon was born in Denver, Colo., to Robert Z. and Myrth N. Roush. He grew up in the town of old Dillon. He graduated from Breckenridge High School and Colorado State University. In 1971 he married Linda J. Farmer. Together they had two sons, Charles Sheldon and Richard Adam.
After serving in the Navy, Shelly worked as an industrial arts teacher and a land surveyor. He was passionate about motorcycles and farming. In 1974 he started Summit Honda Motorcycles. The success of the business took a toll on his health. Selling the business gave him time to pursue his passion of farming. He farmed in Rifle and Loma, Colo.
As a younger man Sheldon lived out his faith in Jesus Christ as an active member of Loma Community Church, serving on the board and as a member of Rocky Mountain Baptist Church. It was important to him that his family have a strong faith in Jesus Christ.
Shelly, Papa, Grandpa will be missed by his family whom he loved very much.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda; son Charles Sheldon (Mindy) of Loma; son Richard Adam (Kathleen) of Grand Junction; grandchildren Riley, Lydia, Eva; brothers Robert Ronald (Jerrilyn), Richard Arlen (Ivena), Gerald Raymond (Elaine); many nieces, nephews, cousins.
Sheldon is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Myrth Roush.
A memorial service will be held Friday, April 4, 2014, 11 a.m. at Loma Community Church, 1708 Garfield St., Loma, Colo. Pastor Jeff Goodwin will officiate. Graveside services will be Saturday, April 5, 2014, 11 a.m. at Dillon Cemetery, Hwy 6, Dillon, Colo.
In lieu of flowers contributions to Loma Community Church, P.O. Box 116, Loma, CO 81524, or Senior Daybreak, 1620 Hermosa Ave. #64, Grand Junction, CO, 81506.
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