Curt Eaton |

Curt Eaton

Curt Eaton of Rifle died on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, of cancer. He was 61.

He was born on Oct. 29, 1941, in Roseau, Minn.

Most of his childhood was spent in northern Minnesota. In his younger years, Mr. Eaton worked as a ranch hand in Montana. He also rode the rodeo circuit as a bronc rider. He served in the Army and was stationed in France. During his stay there, he was a motorcyclist and participated in hill-climbing events.

He loved farming. He started and successfully operated two hog farms. His main profession was auto mechanic and auto parts professional. He worked for and managed NAPA auto parts stores for more than 25 years in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Rifle and New Castle, and at the time of his passing was manager of the Glenwood Springs NAPA store.

He was an expert in the business, and his advice was sought by many of his co-workers and customers.

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