Edwin Duane Strachan
- November 16, 1921 - May 1, 2012
- Pueblo, Colorado
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Memories & Candles
I cannot overestimate the positive and powerful influence Dr. Strachan had on my life. He was my music instructor both on cornet and French horn, my role model and mentor. I always felt her cared so much about me as a person and encouraged me to be my best, offering wise counsel, guidance and support. I offer sincere sympathy to the family and to the greater community--we have lost a true champion of music, but his legacy lives on through individual lives he touched and the many programs he developed.
Posted by: Bonnie Boyce-Wilson - Sun City West, AZ May 14, 2012
Dr. Strachan was the utmost gentleman. I only knew him the last few months since I was privelaged to work with him. He was a truly kind man with many kind words for all. I am sorry for your loss, but he lived a long and wonderful life. He touched the lives of many.
Posted by: Valerie Rosen - Pueblo, CO May 12, 2012
Duane was the first person to interview both my wife and I when I applied for an open position on the elementary instrumental staff of (then) District 60 Schools in August of 1971. He also recommended my wife for a vocal music position soon afterward. We have never met a more supportive, kind and upbeat human being; a true gentleman in every sense of the word. I always looked forward to seeing him each time I would accompany my father-in-law
Posted by: Jim & Kathie Marcum - Pueblo, CO May 07, 2012
To Duane's Family, It was such a great honor to know Duane. We served on the Parkview Foundation Board many years ago where I got to know him and Lynn. They were a very special couple who made wonderful contributions to our community. Duane was such a humble gentleman willing to share all his special knowledge in the music field. His efforts are a lasting memorial and will live on in Pueblo. Even thought I haven't seen Duane for sometime
Posted by: Dr. Gordon and Helen Murley - Pueblo, CO May 05, 2012
Dr. Strachan had a huge positive impact in my life. Dr. Strachan and Larry Myers, the band teacher at Freed Junior High, gave me encouragement and guidance that I will never forget. As you know, Dr. Strachan was a very talented musician and fabulous horn player. He was first chair wherever good musicians were playing. This gave me (as probably 3rd or 4th chair horn) a wonderful opportunity to observe from afar the man who had given me my start.
Posted by: Robert E. West - CO May 04, 2012
DUANE AND LYNN HAVE IMPACTED MY LIFE GREATLY. LYNN BY ENCOURAGING ME TO LEAD A WOMENS SACRED DANCE CIRCLE AND DUANE IN HIS LOVING SUPPORT OF HER. AT OUR MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR HER HE SHARED THAT WHEN HE DROVE LYNN TO OUR DANCE NIGHT HE WOULD PRETEND TO GO DOOWNSTAIRS TO THE MUSIC ROOM AND INSTEAD WOULD WATCH US FROM THE LIRARY ROOM. sO SWEET. sUCH A TRUE GENTLE MAN. tHANKFUL OUR PATHS CROSSED. PEACE TO YOU ALL. THE DANCING CIRLE LADIES.
Posted by: GINGER QUINN - PUEBLO, CO May 04, 2012
Duane brightened many lives and many hearts. It was my great fortune to know him through Rotary. His love of music was contagious and he was a true resource for the history. Duane will always be remember. Thinking of the family in friendship and sympathy.
Posted by: Debbie Rose - Beulah, CO May 04, 2012
Johnny, you and the family prob remember me as "Thumper". So sorry to hear that your dad passed away. I remember him as being a very nice and gentle man. I have many good memories of us in high school and of your family at that time. My condolences to you, buddy and to the family.
Posted by: Richard Lee Howard - Pueblo, CO May 04, 2012