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Edward Francis Mayer

Edward Francis Mayer of Glenwood Springs died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Glen Valley Care Center. He was 67.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 16, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 1885 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs, with Father Cliff McMillan officiating.

Mr. Mayer was born July 2, 1936, in Lee’s Summit, Mo., to Rosa Smith and Francis Mayer. He spent his childhood in Kansas City, Mo.

He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Keararge as paymaster.

He married his wife Elizabeth, or “Betty,” in 1966 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She preceded him in death on Feb. 22, 2003, also at Glen Valley Care Center.

The Mayers lived in Colorado Springs before moving to Glenwood Springs 22 years ago. Mr. Mayer worked for NAPA Auto Parts.

He was a member of the American Legion and the American Association of Retired Persons. He enjoyed sports, particularly football, and automobiles. People sometimes called him by the nickname “Fast Eddie.”

Mr. Mayer is survived by sons Michael Mayer of Glenwood Springs and Carl Kitchen; by a daughter, Kathy Kitchen; by three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and by special friends Ardith Duplice and all his customers at NAPA Auto Parts.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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