William Leonard Pitt died April 3, 2013, at his home in Weldona. He was 75.
He was born in Fort Scott, Kan., Aug. 7, 1937, to John and Velma (Rimbey) Pitt. He graduated from Hotchkiss High School in 1955. He took courses in electronics and attended Colorado State Universty in Fort Collins.
He enlisted in the Army aviation program in 1956. He was a mechanic and taught aircraft maintenance, was awarded a Good Conduct Medal and was distinguished as a U.S. Army Sharpshooter and Expert Carbine Sharpshooter. He was honorably discharged in 1959.
He married Uetiva Ratzloff Nov. 25, 1972, in Denver.
Mr. Pitt worked at Martin Marietta in the missile manufacturing section, was a mechanic, ranch hand, truck driver and an excavation contractor. He owned Bill's Excavating in Hotchkiss and Paonia from 1988 until he retired in 2006. He moved to Weldona in 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Uetiva of Weldona; two daughters, Debra Welsch and husband Scott, and Lori Kinnison and husband Casey, all of Fort Morgan; four brothers, Wallace "Ben" Pitt and wife Pat of Denver, John Pitt and wife Shirley of Paonia, Joseph Pitt of Hotchkiss, and Gary Pitt and wife Barb of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Patricia Emmons and husband Gary of Greeley, and Virginia Peterson and husband Dave of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Kayleen Fiscus, Brenton and Kendra Kinnison, Ashley Kinnison and Tanner Kinnison, all of Fort Morgan; and one great-granddaughter, Dalilah Kinnison of Fort Morgan.
Funeral services were held April 8 at First Baptist Church in Fort Morgan. Interment followed in Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's research.blog comments powered by Disqus