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Obituary – Duane Lundy

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Duane Lundy

November 2, 1926 — January 20, 2023

Duane Herman Lundy, a long time Bristol resident, was born November 2, 1926, in Carter, Oklahoma, to Herman and Clara Lundy, and passed away January 20, 2023, at Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center in Walsenburg at age 96.

Upon graduating Highway High School in 1945, he was drafted into service during World War II to the United States Army. He completed training as a tank destroyer at Camp Hood, Texas.

Being honorably discharged after two years of service, he attended Sayre Junior College on a sports scholarship. From there he attended Oklahoma State University at the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College on a baseball scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1954.

May 26, 1955, Duane married Caroline Elizabeth Poteet in Raton, New Mexico. To this union were four children, Justin, Forrest, Nancy, and Cindy.

Duane began his career in education in Lakin, Kansas. He would then teach history and science and coach in De Beque; Encampment, Wyoming; and Haswell. He was Superintendent at Two Buttes, and finished his teaching career at Holly.

After teaching, he farmed and ranched several years where he raised Hereford cattle northwest of Bristol before retiring.

Duane thoroughly enjoyed photography, hunting, and fishing, which went hand-in-hand.

In 1963, while traveling to Africa, he toured Rome, Italy, and Athens, Greece. He spent 21 days in Africa on safari where he hunted a wide range of species. Some of his most memorable trips include Alaska and Canada, where he hunted moose and caribou as well as enjoyed salmon fishing. However, goose and pheasant hunting in western Kansas and southeast Colorado was among his favorite. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy; and former wife, Carol.

He is survived by his brother, Farrel; sister, Carolyn; children, David, Justin, Forrest, Nancy, and Cindy; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

A private burial will be held at Sunnyslope Cemetery in Bristol.

Arrangements are under the direction of Peacock Funeral Home.