Delta resident Gordon W. Griswold died Nov. 19, 2016, at Paonia Care Center. He was 76.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
He was born Sept. 11, 1940, to W.F. "Bill" and Audrey (Wagner) Griswold in Ada, Okla. He spent his early childhood in Ada and then moved to Lawton, Okla. He graduated from Lawton High School in 1958. He earned in bachelor's degree in engineering from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla.
After graduating from OSU, he joined the United States Army where he was a combat engineer.
On April 5, 1968, he married Esther Hagood in Oklahoma City, Okla. They lived in Almont and Lufkin, Texas, prior to retiring to Delta in 1999. They owned Oklahoma State Utilities.
Mr. Griswold was a zone engineer for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. He enjoyed planes, trains and automobiles. He built his last three homes by hand.
He is survived by his wife, Esther of Delta; son, Michael (Pamela) Griswold of Clear Lake, Texas; two daughters, Katherine Griswold of Delta and Karla (Robert) Husted of Paonia; grandson, Austin Husted; and granddaughter, Julia Griswold.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John.
Memorial contributions may be made to Adaptive Sports Center, 10 Crested Butte Way, Crested Butte, CO 81224.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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