Claude Robert Holgate |

Claude Robert Holgate

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Claude passed away at his daughter’s home in Clifton, Colorado, on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2012. He was 76 years old.

Claude was born in Glenwood Springs, Colo., on Sept. 14, 1935, to parents Robert and Blanche Holgate. He spent his childhood and most of his life in Carbondale, Colo. He married Allene Spaulding on June 20, 1954, in Carbondale.

They raised 4 children: Ted Holgate (Ruth), Terry Stacey (Gregg), Jim Holgate (Willa) and Jackie Holgate (Michael S.).

Claude served four years in the US Air Force. He was stationed in England and Texas. Claude and Allene owned and operated a small engine shop in Carbondale until 1999 when they sold and moved to Cortez, Colo., where they purchased some rental properties and a car wash. They had recently moved to Clifton to be with their daughter Terry.

Claude is survived by his wife Allene; his four children; his mother Blanche; sisters Nonie Hoffman and Jan Clark and brother Kenny Holgate; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Among his many hobbies, that included photography, hunting and fishing, fishing was his passion.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Clifton Hall, 126 2nd St., Clifton, Colorado, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice at 3090 N. 12th Street Unit B, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

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