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MEEKER | Longtime Meeker residents Les and Susie Sprod are this week’s “home of” honorees. Les is a Meeker native. His parents are Angela and the late R.G. “Dick” Sprod. Angela is 87 and lives in Grand Junction. Susie moved to Meeker when she was 5. Her parents are the late Orville and Bernice Romersberger. Her mother passed away when Susie was 13 and her dad married her stepmother Margaret. Susie’s dad owned Windy Bill, which was popular with snowmobilers. “Dad loved having people around. He loved people enjoying Windy Bill,” Susie explained.
Les and Susie were married Jan. 13, 1969, in Grand Junction.
Les is a lifetime rancher. “We’ve raised beef, tried sheep for a few years and grown wheat and hay,” Susie said. Susie is a ranch wife who has worked alongside Les all these years.
The Sprods have two daughters. Their daughter Lynn Seely and her husband Justin live in Grand Junction. Lynn and Justin have three children: Jacob, 16, Jared, 14, and Kaelen, 5. Justin is a veterinarian at PetSmart. Lynn and Justin have a franchise partnership with another couple. They own three Supercut stores in the Grand Junction area. Les and Susie’s other daughter, Lisa Sprod lives in Wilmington, N.C. Lisa is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina working in exercise science and cancer research.
“We play a lot of golf. We ranch when we’re home. We enjoy skipping winter here and going to a warmer climate. We’ve been snowbirding in Needles, Calif., for several years. Meeker is just home and friendly. It’s been a great place to raise our family,” Susie added.