John Wortham Strain
John Wortham Strain
  • December 30, 1929 - September 10, 2017
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

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John "Jack" Wortham Strain, 87, Colorado City, passed away in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Sunday, September 10, 2017.
Jack was born on December 30, 1929 to Lon and Bertie Womack Strain in Colorado City and grew up in the Cuthbert Community, before graduating from Colorado High.
He was an independent man who was proud to be self-made who prided himself in honesty, integrity, and hard work. After graduating high school Jack attended a branch of Texas A&M in Arlington before willingly joining the Army to serve his country in the Korean War. He was a man who was also about helping his community. He helped to bring the electric lines into Cuthbert, spent countless hours serving his community through the Kiwana's Club and, spending hours helping other farmers in the community while running his own. Jack also loved family, he met his first wife Virginia in high school and they married in 1967. He helped her with 4 children and stayed with her until she passed in 1977. After her passing he became more active in the VFW, which is where he met his second wife Newlyn while out square dancing, which they won many competitions together doing. The two of them joined families, traveled, and lived together until the time of her passing in 2003. After her death Jack lived out his days on the farm, traveling to casinos to play blackjack, helping when he could until he moved to Santa Fe with his daughter Jodi. In his spare time Jack enjoyed dancing, hunting with friends, playing cards and dominos, working on the farm, and doing anything and everything with his step-children, who understood that he treated them as his own. He was the epitome of the West Texas Cowboy, loving father, husband, and friend, and his unwavering honest opinion and open heart will be missed dearly.
Jack is survived by his step-children, William Bancker "Trey" Cade, III and his wife Beth Smith Cade of China Springs, Terry Standefer and his wife Diane of Austin, Jodi Cade Galyon of Sante Fe, N.M., and by Kathy Standefer Benson of Granbury, TX. Also surviving are his step-grandchildren, Dani Galyon, Kelsi Cade, Kyle Cade, Raymond Rich Jr., Christy Rich Carnes, Ginny Walker, James Standefer, Craig Standefer, David Standefer and James Britton Standefer as well as great-grandchildren nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Virginia and by his second wife Newlyn, as well as by a step-daughter Dianne Standefer Cash and step-son Sgt. James Glenn Standefer.
A funeral service for Jack will be held at the All Saints Episcopal Church of Colorado City on Friday, September 15th at 10 am with the burial to follow in the Colorado City Cemetery.
The family will be present for a visitation on Thursday night September 14th from 6-8 pm at the Kiker Seale Funeral Home.
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