George Allen Heald
George Heald passed away on July 18, 2006, surrounded by his family. He was 50 years old.George was born in Wyoming and raised in Colorado. He graduated from Ridgway High School in 1973. He worked in construction and the oil and gas industry for many years until he settled in Burr Oak, Kan., where he raised a family.George’s passion for life was evident in everything he did. He loved his children more than anything and would do anything for them. He returned to Colorado after his divorce and continued working in the oil and gas fields.He loved to hike and camp whenever he could. George also had a passion for writing and wrote several articles that have been published in various magazines and newspapers. Some of his proudest were the “Earth First” articles he wrote for The Citizen Telegram under the pseudonym of “K.G. Allen.”He is survived by his daughters: Cassie (Eric) Penn and Tiffany Heald, both of Lincoln, Neb., and his son, Kenneth Heald, of Parachute; parents Kenneth and Helen Heald, of Olathe; brothers Lawrence (Valerie) Heald, of Longmont, Guy (Joanne) Heald, of Concord, Calif.; sisters Oda Brownlee, of Grand Junction, Wilma (Mike) Paddock, of Rifle, and Susan (Doug) Lyon, of Grand Junction; many nieces and nephews and most of all his beloved grand-daughter Sena Penn, of Lincoln, Neb.He will be missed by many.There will be a celebration of his life at Rifle Falls Amphitheater on Aug. 11 from 1-3 p.m.
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Under a tight deadline, the LoVa trail group needs $300,000 to continue a project that begins building the trail toward South Canyon.