ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of my Dad, Sperling Pommerville, who passed away on May 1, 2021. He was a very special man and touched so many people's lives.  We will remember, love, and miss him forever.  Instead of flowers, a donation to Animal Rescue of The Rockies would be appreciated.   https://arrcolorado.org/donate/   If you donated but did not select the Sperling Pommerville Memorial Fund option (I missed, it, too) let me know so we can get the fund updated
Posted by Gary Pommerville on May 1, 2022
Amazing that it has been a whole year. I can only know that he is with old friends, looking down and laughing at the goings on below.  We are secure in the knowledge that pain is long past, and take comfort in our own visions of green rolling hills, and sunlit vistas, that eternity holds for him, and that he will finally be getting the Muskies that eluded him down here.
Bright Blessings and Love, Dad
Posted by Gary Pommerville on April 17, 2022
We would always get together for Easter dinner, no matter what the weather was. When it was cold and nasty, we would bring everything over in big thermal bags we had bought for it, if nice, Dad would come over to my house. There was always ham and lamb, deviled eggs in plenty, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and usually a carrot cake. Dad had quit going to church altogether as he was not pleased with the direction any he had affiliated were going, but I like to think his faith was still strong. Brightest Blessings to all.
Posted by janet pommerville on August 13, 2021
Hi, I am Janet Sperling's daughter-in law and since today was Sperling's birthday I would have been making him a cake (not chocolate) and Michael would sing Happy Birthday. We miss you always.
Love Janet and Michael
Posted by Gary Pommerville on August 13, 2021
Dad would have been 87.
Happy Birthday!!
Posted by Mary-Ellen Potter on May 15, 2021
I have recollections of cousin Sperl when I was just a youngster. Early years of grade school. Him roaring up in front of Uncle Dale's house on a motorcycle, and Uncle Dale just shaking his head. Then I have memories!! Wonderful memories of my cuz Sperling. We got so close amongst these memories. With us it was like.....don't see a cousin for many years? Big deal....it was like we had been in touch just the day before. That Pommerville smile. Just like my mom's. Must run in the family. I'm proud to say that I have that Pommerville smile. The above memory was the year the Twin Towers were attacked. I have a friend that lived in Denver at the time. We go back 40 sum years. She picked me up in Oregon (she was a truck driver), and we headed to NY. After our run to NY, she was able to head back to home (Denver). Two days before the Towers were attacked. That is when the above smile came into my life.  Karen was amazed of the family resemblance. Even though Sperl and I are 15 years difference. He took me to the new Bronco Stadium. On the back of his motorcycle of coarse. What a fantastic day. I too love motorcycles. The horses out front thrilled me. Especially since I had had horses in the past.
Well, I became a truck driver. Cross country. With stops in Denver. Usually picking up dog food. He was always there for me. One time there was a parking accident (not my fault). He came and picked me up. I was a wreck. It was my 1st solo drive from Atlanta GA. Calmed me down and all was fine. Took me to the hospital where I had to have a Breathalyzer test and blood test. He had such care and patience. Not too long after that. I met my forever guy. Hadn't been out on date with him yet. Our 1st date was to be when I got back to Portland from my run. I got to lay over in Denver at Sperls again. Told him all about Lloyd. He teased my unmercifully. Then he said....he needed to go shopping. But he took me shopping for Lloyd's and my 1st date. He helped me pick out the clothes. He picked out the shoes. I still have them. And he paid for them despite my protest. Lloyd and I started driving truck as a team. We were able to go thru and stay at Sperls many a time. Met Glenda. Only to find I out I had met her as a child. Sperling loved my little dog Dahlia, (a minpin) The squirrels in his back yard drove Dahlia nuts. We would spend hours on his back patio, BBQ, visiting and watch Dahlia. He taught me how to cook a baked potato on the BBG in 10 minutes. I was impressed and he was proud. More teasing. Always the teasing. When my dad was coming to the end of his life. Another stop at Denver. This time was because Lloyd and I did not have enough hours to make it back to Portland before Dad passed. Sperling and Glenda to the rescue. They booked the flight, set up an appointment for Dahlia to get vaccinated (again) to be able to get on the plane with us. And let me throw in here that Sperl and Glenda were the perfect match. And I mean match. If there was anyone that could have a come back to Sperl? It was Glenda. Anyway.....these are a few of the wonderful memories I have of my cousin Sperling. Memories I will cherish for life. It took me a couple of weeks to get to the place where I could share my memories of Sperling. And now as I sit here, I smile. One should always remember the good memories instead of being gloomy because there will be no more new memories. 
Posted by Marlene Williams on May 7, 2021
Life rarely turns out like we imagined it would. Our journeys take twists and turns and we discover wonderful, unexpected things along the way. We find special people that make our lives more fulfilled. Sperling was one of those people. He was like a father to me. I admired his strength, his positive outlook, his adventurous spirit, fun sense of humor and his knack for telling stories. He always had a smile. Thank you Sperling for being part of my journey. I will miss you and your smile. Love, Marlene
Posted by Barb Park on May 4, 2021
My Mom, Lois, was Sperling's Aunt, she was one of the twins. I can remember Sperling stopping by our home in Iowa on his way to visit family in Duluth. Always thought he was such a handsome, fun loving guy! Thank-you for posting the GREAT pix, I can see a lot of wonderful memories there. My husband and I stopped by to visit Sperling late summer of 2016 (I've posted a pix of us) , we had a lovely visit and went out to dinner. We talked about getting all of the Pommerville "clan" together for a reunion. I am so saddened to hear of his passing, life skates by all to quickly.  Rest in peace dear cousin, rest in peace! (I would like to keep in touch with Sperling's family. ) 

 ---Barb (Stone) Park
Posted by Gary Pommerville on May 2, 2021
He was my Father, my mentor, and my friend. He went camping, canoeing, and fishing with me, taught me about cars, bikes, and work, and how to be a person who was useful to society. He served our country in the Air Force, and worked as a mechanic and as a machinist.
He was married twice, to Donna, and then to Mary Lue on Feb 27, 1967, and then was with Glenda Viche for many years quite happily. He had three children, Danny, Julie, and Gary (me), and has several grandchildren to carry on the memories of him. He enjoyed his family, his motorcycles, and everything in the outdoors, and was always busy at either working hard or playing well. He has been a large part of my life, my anchor, and I will miss him greatly -- Gary Pommerville

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Posted by Gary Pommerville on May 1, 2022
Amazing that it has been a whole year. I can only know that he is with old friends, looking down and laughing at the goings on below.  We are secure in the knowledge that pain is long past, and take comfort in our own visions of green rolling hills, and sunlit vistas, that eternity holds for him, and that he will finally be getting the Muskies that eluded him down here.
Bright Blessings and Love, Dad
Posted by Gary Pommerville on April 17, 2022
We would always get together for Easter dinner, no matter what the weather was. When it was cold and nasty, we would bring everything over in big thermal bags we had bought for it, if nice, Dad would come over to my house. There was always ham and lamb, deviled eggs in plenty, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and usually a carrot cake. Dad had quit going to church altogether as he was not pleased with the direction any he had affiliated were going, but I like to think his faith was still strong. Brightest Blessings to all.
Posted by janet pommerville on August 13, 2021
Hi, I am Janet Sperling's daughter-in law and since today was Sperling's birthday I would have been making him a cake (not chocolate) and Michael would sing Happy Birthday. We miss you always.
Love Janet and Michael
his Life

Earliest Years

This is a picture of Sperling with his Mother Helia.

On the bike...

Sperling loved riding his motorcycle.  This is a picture from 1965 in Denver, and that is me at 4 1/2 on the back. He was always very careful with passengers, and a very good rider.  

On the water...

In the summers, we used to go up in the mountains of Colorado, along with the dog and the canoe, and enjoy the weekend.  We would hike, fish, enjoy robust meals, and partake of all that the hills had to offer.  This picture was on Lake Powell, with him and the dog...
Recent stories

Halloween

Shared by Gary Pommerville on October 31, 2021
Dad always enjoyed giving out candy and seeing the costumes all the kids were wearing, and dressed up himself a lot.  This was him with "Elvis" Michael in the backyard, from 2006.

Sympathy from the Boyer family, past and present

Shared by Stuart Littlefiled on May 12, 2021
The Boyer family would like to send our sympathies, thoughts and prayers to all of Swede's family and friends.  I'm sure that Swede is having a grand reunion with my father (Bruce), mother (Marge), my grandparents, Aunt Kay, Uncle Barry and Uncle Brian.  Swede was so much more than an employee, he was a friend that we considered family.  Almost every Memorial Day for the past 20 years, Swede would meet us at the cemetery and than come to our home for a cookout.  If not, he always left a vase of flowers at the Boyer family plot.  I called Swede in the beginning of the pandemic to make sure he was o.k. and to see if he needed any help; he said that Gary and his wife were taking good care of him; that was the last I talked to him.  Lately, there is one memory of Swede that I keep thinking about; in 1976 or 1977 on my way to work, I was pulled over by the police for speeding and taken to jail.  I made my one call to my dad and expected he would be coming to bail me out.  I was surprised to see Swede when I emerged.  Swede was my dad's left-hand-man!  We will miss him.
Kathy Boyer Littlefield
Shared by janet pommerville on May 10, 2021
I was Sperling’s daughter-in-law for the past 19 years. When he became ill, I helped him maintain the yard that he loved. He would sit on the patio and watch the rabbits or birds and tell me lots of stories about his life.My son Michael would also come to visit and help mow the grass, giving his “Papa” a hug before leaving. Sperling would tell me stories of his childhood, military duty, and the many places he had traveled to. He would tease me about my Nebraska football team and I his Minnesota Vikings and he was there for every Thanksgiving dinner Superbowl gathering at my house. He always told me how much he enjoyed my cooking and I will miss him dearly. I know that he is now at peace and that he will be sorely missed by all the friends and family that had the pleasure and privilege of knowing him. …Janet Pommerville