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Former Big Spring resident Dr. Wendell Phillips Stampfli Jr., 97, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Peterborough, N.H. A graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, Colo.
He was born Oct. 22, 1914, in McDonald, Penn. The family moved to Big Spring, where Dr. Stampfli graduated from high school. He worked in the oilfield in this area and later attended the University of Texas and the UT Medical School, completing his MD in 1940. He retired from medicine in 1979.
Wendell is survived by daughter Judy Dennis and husband Guy of Amherst, N.H.; daughter Carol Ferrin and husband Leo of Brighton, Colo.; son Wendell and wife Betsy of Estes Park, Colo.; son Steve of White Salmon, Wash.; and son Martin of Salt Lake City, Utah; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by wife Carol in 2009, mother Laura Louise Schayes Stampfli in 1981, and father Wendell Phillips Stampfli in 1974.
Donations may be made to the Rocky Mountain Childrenâ€™s Health Foundation, 2055 High Street, Denver, Colo. 80205. Visit www.jellisonfuneralhome.com for updated service information.