Harvey Lee Gorby died Jan. 8, 2013, at his home in Grand Junction. He was 73.
He was born Sept. 30, 1939, in Paonia, to Raymond and Leslie "Allene" Gorby. He graduated from Paonia High School in 1957.
He served in the U.S. Air Force. He joined the Grand Junction Police Department April 1, 1963, and he retired as a lieutenant in 1991. He was currently working for Avis Rent-A-Car.
On July 13, 1962, he married Nita Simpson in Paonia. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a member of the Blue Knights/Colorado III. In the late 1960s and 1970s he and a friend co-owned a drag car.
Mr. Gorby is survived by his wife, Nita; one son, Jay of Grand Junction; one daughter, Terry Larson and her husband Mike of Farmington, Utah; one brother, Dean Gorby and his wife Brenda of Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Jean Flotho and her husband Frank of Paonia; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Clifford.
A memorial service was held Jan. 11 at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction.blog comments powered by Disqus