Jerry Jones Vogelsang: 1930-2005


Jerry Jones Vogelsang died Jan. 5, 2005, at his home. He was 74.

Vogelsang was born Nov. 25, 1930, in Austin, Mo., to Henry and Lucille (Jones) Vogelsang.

Vogelsang was raised and attended school in Harrisonville. Following high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and served nine years being discharged in 1956.

During his time in the Navy, Vogelsang received his training in electronics and after his discharge, he worked as a civilian employee for the Navy, where he was involved in intelligence work.

Vogelsang married Alice Leonard on Christmas Day in 1952, in Mandan, N.D., and to this union, three children were born.

They lived in the San Diego area and after his retirement from civil service employment he was a captain on the Sheriff's Department Reserve and served on the gang detail.

He retired in 1987 and moved to Craig in October of that year.

While in Craig, Vogelsang worked part time for the Craig Police Department and the Moffat County Sheriff's Office, and most recently at Craig Sports.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and for many years was active in that and its various allied organizations including the Shrine Club.

He also was active in the Republican Party in Moffat County.

Vogelsang is survived by his daughters Vicki Lynn Sterling of Laurel, Mont., and Beth Ann (David) Sanchez of El Cajon, Calif.; son, Jerry Jay (Cathy) Vogelsang of El Mirage, Ariz.; six grandchildren; sisters Peggy Hinton, Patty Smith, and Mary Sroges; and a brother, Jack Vogelsang.

Vogelsang was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were Jan. 10, 2005, at Grant Mortuary Chapel, with Pastor Karen Gibson, Larry Neu, past master, and Yampa Lodge #88 AF & AM.

The organist was Anne Carr and the soloist was Wanda Brown.

Selections were "Amazing Grace," and "Precious Lord Take My Hand."

Honorary pallbearers were Frank Hutton, Dave Hutton, Oscar King, Ken Fleming, Charles Dial, Kirk Schott, Frank Self, Jeff Corriveau, Chuck McCulloh, and Jim Butts.

Interment of cremains was at Craig Cemetery, with military honors by the Officers of VFW Post #4265.

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