Jerome Roy “BUD” “DIRTY DOG” “ FUDSIE”Dantzman was Born July 20, 1946 in Oakland California and Passed away on October 29, 2022 at St Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction Colorado after an unfortunate accident.
Jerome was born to Ardyce Blowers and he was named after Geronimo. He was adopted by Joseph Dantzman as a child along with his siblings, which was a huge blessing and life changing event! He honored his Father Joe with all that he was and NEVER ONCE considered himself as adopted but as a blessed son of an amazing, hard working, honest, integrity filled, kind hearted, responsible and loving man!
Roy was preceded in death by both parents Joseph and Ardyce Dantzman, sisters Katherine Marie Dantzman, Diane Silbaugh, and Judy Workman, also his cousin James Flickenger (who passed in Vietnam) and niece Melinda Metcalf.
Roy is survived by his only child Rochelle Sifuentes. Also survived by his grandchildren Schanae Guerra, Scharie (Janett) Dantzman, Mario Mercado and Oscar Mercado, as well as his great grandchildren Ramiro García, Brian Dantzman, Noah Dantzman, Sincere Guerra and Santino Guerra.
Roy is also survived by siblings Tom (Christine) Dantzman, Valerie Eggleston, Tracy Schlacter and Adria Dantzman as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends!
Special Mention survivors include his Heartfelt Brothers Joe (Kathy) Derence, Perry (Michele) Allen, Greg Metcalf, as well as Mike (Robin Miller) Shanahan, Dave ( Sharon) Wilson, Myron “Mike” (Cathy) Ullman, Steve (Pam) Baker and close friends Cindy Lou Clark, Lexi Baker and Martha Dusio. Roy is also survived by close in heart Marshell (Bill) Hubbartt and Eric Chinn whom he guided spiritually throughout the years!
ROY WAS DEFINITELY A FORCE OF NATURE!
Roy graduated in 1964 from Montrose High School and loved to attend and be a part of planning in the class reunions.
Roy’s young adult life was rather turbulent until a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ happened, softening and created in him a new spirit which resulted in many positive changes and started a life long rhythm of helping others.
Roy was able to overcome many obstacles associated with his extremely severe dyslexia which affected his life clearly up until the very end.
Roy was the King of our corner, and he had Absolutely mind blowing physical and mental strength. My father was a Jack of all trades and the only person I know who was stronger than me in this world!
Roy took pride in all things great or small that he accomplished and even more so the things that he did for others as he wanted the job done right the first time! He would sacrifice his needs to make sure that things happened for others!
One of Roy’s most noteworthy gifts was his amazing love and dedication to act on behalf of the elderly. This was a lifelong journey for him as some of whom had almost totally been forgotten by all others. He cared for his Father Joe both physically and emotionally. In later years they truly became very close once my father was able to overcome obstacles and their bond was then truly unbreakable! Honorable mentions in his acts of loving kindness were Denver and Marilyn Emmons. He took such pride in caring for their needs and wants. It was so important to him that they were safe at all times. Roy truly enjoyed decorating their home each holiday for everyone on their lake to enjoy. Denver was most definitely his best buddy and I can clearly remember the pain in his voice and the sadness in his eyes when he passed. After his passing he took much pride in saying “I am on my way to take Marilyn on a date”. Eugenia Beasley was another example of his loving care as she had been almost completely forgotten by her family. Roy knew Eugenia since he was a child and advocated for her until the very end. She was in a care facility for years before she passed at the beautiful age of 102 and he would visit her every day and made sure that she had her Hershey’s kisses fully stocked in her bedside drawer. Roy definitely LIVED HIS FAITH OUT LOUD! He didn’t just talk the talk, he actually walked the walk. He was very passionate about his beliefs and his greatest gift was in sharing the Love of Jesus and through his faith he definitely planted many seeds for the Kingdom. He was a KINGDOM minded worker and a Whole Hearted Soldier for Gods army, which made him a great example to all who came to know him.
Roy was definitely one person that you could truly trust with your life! He was truly humbled by being able to be a confidant for many, even a very wealthy friend, who confided in him quite often because he was tight lipped and extremely trustworthy. He inspired many to truly be a better person and has done a lot of amazing things for a lot of great people, some actually more than their own family would ever do.
Roy spoke often of his memories of working in the woods with his Father, brother Tom and Chief. Roy often recalled the many times his brother Tom had his back and took care of him as a child. Tom stood by his little brother in life as in death by being there for him as he took his last breath. Roy’s sisters certainly feel so very grateful for the fact that he was always there any time they needed him and express the deep pain they feel in this huge loss. His sister in law Christine shares that she and Tom looked forward to Sunday afternoons as Roy would come and visit right after he got out of church. He actually inspired her to start reading her bible again. He will be truly and sadly be missed by many of us.
Roy walked with integrity and respect for others and especially when and where it was due. Those qualities were embedded in him deeply. He was impacted deeply by his Father Joseph and Uncle Fred Dusio and it was extremely evident in the presence that Roy carried.
Roy was extremely well liked and respected in the business world with his many years of interior design work. Interior Galleries Design was one of the first and longest lasting businesses that exists even to this day. There is also Tempo 4 Inc. in which he assisted in creating The Bible App for cell phone and computer usage.
He also had a business called the Black Canyon Cowboy Corner which is located in the Sherman and Ross Block Building that is under the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is registered in The Colorado Historical Society. Roy’s many years of design work included well-known and respected businesses, actors, millionaires and billionaires homes and cabins.
His Extreme talent is shown in his design work at Mountain Lodge Telluride Colorado. He took such pride in the Uncompahgre River Valley and San Juan Mountain area in which he lived and respected.
Roy was an excellent glazier for many years for different companies with honorable mention to his work and apprenticeship with Tony (Belva) Heinz Glass Co. Tony was like a second father to Roy and he acquired many talents in his work with him. Other than the talents learned in glass he learned life lessons on how to overcome life’s obstacles. Tony was a very important influence of Roy’s life and the guidance he provided was beautifully and powerfully instilled in my fathers spirit! He did the windows in many of the tall buildings in Pueblo Colorado as well as the mirror work in The Pueblo Mall. He also did glass and mirror work in Las Vegas, one especially noted as being The MGM Grand. Roy’s talent in glass and mirror work was truly impeccable and should be noted! My Father made a mini glass table and chair set for me as a child and I will cherish it forever. He made many beautiful glass jewelry boxes for family members throughout the years.
Roy sure loved to be on the road! His mental processing was extremely powerful when he was on the road and it was also a beautiful time of regrouping for him, balancing him out both spiritually, and mentally. He was so physically and spiritually fit because he strived for better on a daily basis. His Love and respect for our Father God and His Word was always first and foremost in his life!
Jerome’s Native American Culture was an extremely important piece of his identity which was evident in many aspects of his life, Power to the Shasta Nation Modoc Tribe of our ancestors who fought hard and strong through it all and have gone before us in strength and power!
I as his daughter Rochelle would just like to express my gratitude to all who have come forward in prayer, love, manpower, advice and financial assistance. Continued prayers are much appreciated for this long bumpy road I have ahead of me, as I do my best to honor my Father in life and in death.
My wish is that all who were touched by his life come humbly to the Throne, completely into the Light of Jesus Christ and fully become an important piece in the Kingdom of God!
I would lastly like to share that my Father stated his greatest wish was to be “ AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER, NEXT TO HIS BROTHER JESUS” which is exactly where I know he now sits in his forever home.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Celebration of life to be held on Saturday, November 12 at 10 AM at Church on the Hill, 62985 Hwy 90, Montrose, CO with Pastor Curt Mudgett of Cedar Creek Church officiating.
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