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Thedus Adell Castle (Brown)

September 12, 1932 — January 21, 2024

Thedus Adell Castle (Brown)

September 12, 1932—January 21, 2024

Thedus Adell Castle (Brown) from Montrose, Colorado passed away January 21, 2024 peacefully at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Olathe. She was born on September 12, 1932 in Montrose, Colorado to Lloyd W. and Adele M. (Gibson) Brown.

Thedus grew up in Montrose on a farm on Spring Creek. She talked of the memories helping her dad in the fields hoeing onions and potatoes. Thedus was the second oldest of eight children. She was sixteen years old and was left with the responsibilities of raising six sisters, one of which was a newborn, after her mother passed away during childbirth.

Thedus married Emmitt Castle on September 15, 1952, after Emmitt went and asked her father for her hand in marriage out in the middle of an onion field. She loved animals, tending the livestock and working outside. Thedus had the greenest thumb in the valley, she loved flowers and rock gardens. She could get anything to grow.

Emmitt and Thedus had four sons; Richard, Paul, Danny and Randy. They had a daughter, Janet Adell, that was born between Paul and Danny, but died shortly after birth.

Emmitt and Thedus owned and operated Castle Auto Sales from April 15, 1974 to November 1, 2022. When asked about the experiences of owning their own business Thedus said, “It wasn’t easy. When we started my husband and I had no experience in owning a business. We kind of just went along and learned as we went.” In February of 1990, Emmitt passed away, Thedus and her son Danny continued to operate the business.

Thedus not only suffered the loss of her mother and father, the loss of her newborn daughter, her husband, and brother and sisters; but she suffered the loss of her granddaughter, January 30, 2008, whom she was very close with. Her and “Chandie” shared a special bond. They used to talk about the doves cooing Chandie’s name, and after the loss of her, Thedus always loved watching the doves. A few years after the loss of her granddaughter, Thedus lost her son, Richard.

That amount of loss throughout an entire life could lead anyone to be cold and question their faith; but not Thedus. Thedus remained strong and steadfast in her savior, Jesus Christ. Thedus spent the last six years living with her son, daughter-in-law, and grandson Zach. She was the center of all the family functions. Zach and her three youngest great-granddaughters Evelyn Rae, Danica Marie, and Emory Grace were what kept her going strong through the years. She found so much joy, friendship, adventure, excitement, and grace in the years spent with them.

Thedus was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Adele, daughter Janet, husband Emmitt, brother Lyle, sisters Doris, Lois, Judy and Carra Gean, granddaughter Chandra Rae, and son Richard.

Thedus is survived by sisters, Thelma Smith and Joyce Wedeward, both of Montrose; sons, Paul (Beverly) of Montrose, Danny (Brenda) and Randy (Rhonda) Castle both from Olathe; and numerous grandchildren and great-children, nieces and nephews.

The memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at Montrose Christian Church, 2351 Sunnyside Rd, Montrose, Colorado. A graveside service will follow at the Grand View Cemetery. There will be a lunch at the church afterwards. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to HopeWest, 725 South 4th Street, Montrose, Colorado. Funeral arrangements have been made with Crippin Funeral Home. 970-249-2121


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