George Joseph Petre
Longtime Glenwood resident, George Petre, died March 1, 2011, with his wife of 64 years, Lois Petre, by his side. He was 85.George was born Nov. 10, 1925, the only child of Alfred Joseph and Esther (George) Petre. The family resided in Crook, CO then moved to Haxtun, CO, where George graduated from high school in 1946 under the navel V-12 program. He received his law degree from the University of Colorado in 1949.In 1947, George married his college sweetheart, Lois Rowe. After graduation, George and Lois moved to Glenwood Springs where George joined the law firm of Darrow & Mincer. Eventually George established a new law firm and continued to practice law until his retirement.George was a loving husband and father. Together, George and Lois raised four children and built a life around the richness of activities that a small mountain town can offer. The family enjoyed skiing, camping on the Flat Tops and rafting the Roaring Fork River.George had a passion for his community and a good game of bridge. As recently as 6 months ago, George was enjoying a weekly game of bridge. He achieved the status of Life Master, a highly sought after level of achievement in bridge. Over the years George was a member of numerous organizations. He was a 33 Mason and was a member of Glenwood Lodge No. 65 A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry S.J., and El Jebel Shrine. He was also a life member Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. George was a member of the First Untied Methodist Church.George is survived by his loving family: wife, Lois (Rowe) Petre, of Louisville, CO; his son, Daniel Petre, of Glenwood Springs, CO; his son, James Petre, of Englewood, CO; his daughter, Lyndelle (Petre) Lubbers, of Longmont, CO; his daughter, Karen (Petre) Massey, of Steamboat Springs, CO; and 8 grandchildren.A memorial service for George will be held Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Glenwood Springs. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO 80026 or Shriners Hospital, c/o El Jebel 4625 W 50th Avenue, Denver, CO 80212.
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