Donald E. Shively |

Donald E. Shively

Donald Edwin Shively died Oct. 20, 2005. He was 83.He was born Aug. 12, 1922 in Clarks, Neb., to Charles Monroe Shively and Mattie Ellen Pressler. He was one of seven children. Don loved the outdoors and enjoyed many hunting and fishing seasons as a youngster growing up in Nebraska, and later with family and friends in Colorado. Don was a decorated World War II veteran (Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Jubilee of Liberty Medal from France for the Normandy Invasion) and was very proud of his service to our country. He was a carpenter by trade and was an active member of the Carpenter’s Union. Don enjoyed ranching in the Gypsum Valley and formed many close friendships with the people here. He belonged to the Elks, enjoyed bowling leagues, trips to Nebraska for poker games, visits with niece Punky Richner and her husband Ed, and being with his son and daughter and their families.Don is survived by son Donald E. (Irmelin) Shively II; daughter Gail (Don) Eaton; grandchildren Sunni Jaramillo, Scott Shively, Irmi Shively, Chad and Hannah Eaton, and great-grandchildren Maddison, Zaidee, Kai Jaramillo, Cyrus Shively, Airrianna Shively and Clayton Olesen.He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Myrtle May (Spencer) and son Mark Alan Shively.Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Gypsum Community United Methodist Church, 0118 Eagle St., Gypsum, with burial at Cedar Hills Cemetery in Gypsum. Funeral Services are entrusted to Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. Seventh St. Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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