Funeral services for Earl Raymond Durga, Jr. will be held Friday, November 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor David Scalfrie officiating. Interment will follow at the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery, military committal rites will be provided by VFW Post #2411 and American Legion District #1 Post #6.
Earl Raymond Durga, Jr. was born on January 27, 1958 in Kansas to Earl Sr. and Angelina (Ortega) Durga. He passed away at his home in Las Animas, Colorado on November 16, 2015 with his loving wife June, daughter Amanda, step-son Curtus, and numerous family members by his side.
Earl Jr. served in the United States Air Force starting in 1977. He spent almost 37 years caring for fellow veterans at the Fort Lyon Veteran’s Hospital in South Eastern Colorado. Earl officially married June Valdez on June 19, 2009, though they had been together for some time already, in total, over 25 great years. On October 12, 2015, Earl gave his life to Jesus at exactly 7:12 a.m. at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Hospital.
Earl is survived by his mother, Angelina Vigil; wife, June Durga; daughter, Amanda Durga; step-son, Curtus Eck; brothers, Henry (Christine) Durga, Christopher (Sandra) Durga, Jeff (Naomi) Durga, Gary (Vanessa) Durga; sisters, Helen Purdon, Erma Shugars; grandson, Urijah Earl Durga; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Durga, Sr.; brother, Ralph Durga; and brother-in-law, John Anthony Valdez.
The family would like to request that everyone in attendance please feel free to wear your Denver Broncos clothing in honor of Earl’s favorite football team.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arkansas Valley Hospice, directly or in care of Horber Funeral Chapel P.O. Box 431 Las Animas, CO 81054
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