Gary Lee Clancy |

Gary Lee Clancy

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Gary Clancy unexpectedly passed away at home in Rifle, Colorado, on Feb. 15, 2013. He was 69 years old. Gary was born on June 28, 1943, to Jack and Mildred (Bailey) Clancy in Rifle, Colorado. He graduated from Rifle High School in 1964 and served in the United States Army from February 1966 until February 1969. Gary spent many years working as a mechanic. Gary always enjoyed the great outdoors, viewing wildlife, and had a very soft heart when it came to his pets, most recently Misty. In his younger years Gary enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid snowmobiler. Gary also enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Rifle Senior Center and looked forward to calling the bingo games there on Fridays. Gary was always cheerful, talkative and loved his family very much. He will be greatly missed.

Gary is survived by his mother, Mildred Whitt, of Rifle, brothers Ray Richardson of California, Jack Clancy and Dennis Clancy of Rifle, Bill Clancy of Colorado Springs and Lynn (Katherine) Richardson of New Castle. Gary is also survived by nieces and nephews, Erin Clancy, Cory Clancy Sheridan, Amelia Richardson Dress, Jessie Bivens Decort, Bernadette Richardson, Jason Clancy, Clifford Richardson, Michael Clancy and Elizabeth Richardson as well several great-nieces and nephews who will remember him fondly.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Jack Clancy, step father George Richardson and sister-in-law, Wendy Clancy.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 1 p. m. at the Rifle Senior Center.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rifle Senior Center or the Garfield County Traveler.

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