Montrose couple ‘good people,’ neighbors say

MONTROSE — Kama Sanburg and Scott Clarke were described as “good people” and avid outdoors types who were intensely involved in 4-H Club and other community activities.

“I knew her as a wonderful mother,” Joey Lawson Huskey said of Sanburg.

Sanburg, 49, and Clarke, 34, were found dead by Clarke’s teenage son Monday morning at their Montrose residence. An investigation is ongoing, and the authorities ask that people with information about their deaths call 252-4020 or 249-6606.

“It is really sinking in today (Tuesday). He was such a jokester and could always get me to laugh even when I was down. He will be missed greatly,” Clarke’s sister Krystal Bruce wrote on her Facebook page.

The Montrose County Sheriff’s Department did not release any new details Wednesday about the couple’s deaths.

Montrose County spokeswoman Kristin Modrell said Wednesday the Coroner’s Office sent out lab tests and awaits those results to determine the cause and manner of death. The Coroner’s Office declined to say whether the deaths were suspicious.

A neighbor of Sanburg, asking not to be identified, described Clarke and his son as being heavily involved in 4-H activities.

“(Clarke’s son) would walk his steer up and down the road every spring. They were good people. They always waved when they drove by,” the neighbor said.

Attempts Wednesday to reach other family members or friends were unsuccessful.

Some friends and loved ones continue to reach out and share their memories through online postings on Facebook pages.

On Kama’s Facebook page, longtime friends and former classmates have written messages and prayers remembering Kama as a wonderful mother and a true childhood friend.

One posting read, “This is it (you’re) really gone I still don’t want to believe it.”


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