Eugene Lyle Moe passed away peacefully at home in Austin, Colo., on Jan. 22, 2018, at the age of 85.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, John and Beulah; brothers, Ted and Doyce; and son, Gary.
Gene is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Carla, Tanya (Kelly), Randy and Rex; grandchildren, Isaac (Jacki), Jacob, Rachel (Brian), Elisha (Karly), Brianne, Josh (Nicole), Jason (Kelsey), Ashley and Nikki; and great-grandchildren, Denise, Alyssa, Oliver, Evander, Skyler, Cooper, Layton and Maxlynn.
Gene was a religious man and did love the Lord and is rejoicing in Heaven with his brothers and son now.
Gene was born in Sanford, Mich., on May 15, 1932. He graduated from high school at Midland, Mich., in 1950. Gene married Dorothy on Feb. 3, 1953, at Brooks Air Force Base in Texas. He joined the Air Force in 1952 and was honorably discharged in 1956. Gene and Dorothy have been married for 65 years.
He was a dedicated man, father, grandfather and husband. His sense of humor was always present and we learned at an early age to not be surprised of what he may say or do.
His love of playing cards was passed down to family members and we had a lot of card games with family and relatives while hunting up in the mountains.
Gene and his brothers, Ted and Doyce, purchased Tawas Golf and Country Club in the early '60s and then learned to golf. In June 1974, Gene moved to Colorado with his wife and children.
Gene loved the outdoors and mostly hunting which is why the move to Colorado. There were many memorable deer and elk hunts in the mountains with family and relatives. Gene did keep his sense of humor up to the last. He was surrounded by his family at his passing. He told us all, "I am not afraid of the end because I know where I am going."
He donated his body to Science Care so that others could learn from his situation.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Gene sometime in May 2018 and then his ashes will be spread up in the Ragged Mountains where he loved to hunt on May 15, 2018.
The family would like to thank Hospice and VA caregivers for their efforts.
Delta Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) will be holding its annual fireworks show at Confluence Park on Wednesday, July 4, having received approval from Delta City Council at the council's June 5 meeting.
The DVFD has 28 volunteers and expects to have eight to 10 firefighters from Cedaredge join them this year.