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John Henry Sturgis
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1942
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 2013
Hidalgo County
Texas, USA

WESLACO - John Henry Sturgis, 70, passed away February 26, 2013 at his residence in Weslaco. He was born in Tulsa, OK on June 21, 1942 to Henry and Irene Sturgis.

He spent most of his childhood in Austin, TX. After graduating from Austin High School in 1960, he later attended and graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In 1964, he married Marilew Cunningham. In 1967, he and Marilew moved to Weslaco, TX where he became employed with the Texas Water Quality Board. He retired in 1997, after 30 years of service. Throughout his life, he greatly enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf and other outdoor activities. He will be missed by his friends and family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marilew Sturgis; two sons, James H. Sturgis (Gloria Roberts) and Josh L. Sturgis; a granddaughter, Shelby L. Sturgis; and his mother-in-law, Marietta Bryhan.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 5413 S. McColl Rd., McAllen, TX 78539. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 5:15pm at the Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center State Park, 3301 S. International Blvd. (FM 1015), Weslaco, TX. Officiating the service will be the Rev. Howard Bloomquist, Chaplain of John Knox Village of Weslaco. A private interment will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of McCaleb Funeral Home of Weslaco. Sign the guest book at
Published in The Monitor from February 28 to March 5, 2013 
Created by: Rafael Perez-Guillermety
Record added: Mar 05, 2013
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