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Gwynette Sturgess (Tulia)

October 23, 1939 — August 28, 2023

Gwynette Sturgess (Tulia)

Tulia, Texas—Gwynette Sturgess, 83, passed away on August 28, 2023. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 10:30 am at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday at the Central Church of Christ in Tulia with Mr. Chris Swinford, pastor of Faith Hills Church of Christ of Wichita Falls, Texas officiating. A visitation will be held on Monday, September 4, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the funeral home in Tulia. Also, a memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, September 7, 2023, in the Crockett Road Church of Christ in Palestine, Texas.

Gwynette was born in Brownfield, Texas on October 23, 1939, to Jim and Mabel Pharr. She graduated from Plains High School in 1957 and attended Lubbock Christian College for two years. She married Jerry Sturgess in 1959. They farmed in Tulia for 4 years then moved to Dumas and farmed from 1964 to 1983. They then bought a ranch in Strang, Oklahoma. They later bought a ranch in Oakwood, Texas and later bought a ranch in LaRue, Texas, where they currently lived and ran a purebred cattle operation. She loved oil painting, sewing, and quilting. She loved computers and bookkeeping. She was the bookkeeper for the family purebred cattle and ranch operations. While in Dumas the family ran a purebred hog operation, and she was very active in the stock shows that her kids showed in as well.

Gwynette is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jerry Sturgess of LaRue, three sons: Michael Sturgess and wife Lauren of San Antonio, Jay Sturgess, and wife Lori of LaRue, and Kynan Sturgess and wife Troyce of Hereford, one brother: Pharon Pharr and wife Suzan of Plains, Texas, one sister: Sandra Jackson and husband Dean of Lubbock. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Shelbi Sturgess, Stacey Tracy and husband Jeff, Cody Sturgess and wife Brittney, Kristen Sturgess, Cooper McClurg, and wife Sadie, Katyn Spivey and husband Trent, Taylor Montgomery and husband Evan, Reed Sturgess, Barry Kriegshauser and Brandi Kriegshauser, and her great grandchildren: Eli, Zeke, Isabelle, Pecos, Kendell, Jessie, Meredith, Cash, Tilly, Demi, Oxley, and Reagan.

Memorials may be made to the Tipton Children’s Home, 1000 N Broadway Ave, Tipton, OK 73570.

Online condolences may be made at www.kornerstonefunerals.com.


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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, September 4, 2023

6:00 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

Kornerstone Funeral Directors-Tulia

201 West Broadway Avenue, Tulia, TX 79088

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Crockett Road Church of Christ

1717 Crockett Road, Palestine, TX 75801

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