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Gerald Brun

Gerald Brun, 79, died Dec. 16, 2007, at his home on Rifle Creek. Gerry was born May 30, 1928, in Livingston, Wis. He attended schools in Wisconsin and Missouri, and earned an engineering degree from the Wisconsin School of Mines.He married Elaine Jones Jan. 10, 1953, in Wisconsin. The couple moved to Colorado when Gerry was hired as project manager by Shell Oil for their C-b Tract operations on Piceance Creek. He semi-retired in 1984, but performed consulting work for many gas and oil-related companies in this area.G.G., as he was known by his many friends, loved fishing, taking photographs of friends, attending auctions and yard sales, and his old John Deere tractors. His most recent hobby was his Highway 325 Bait Shop at Rifle Gap Reservoir.G.G. was a member of the Masonic Lodge #129 for four years, and served as lodge treasurer for two. He was also a member of Rifle Moose Lodge #1345 and the Rifle Elks Lodge #2195. He served as the lodge secretary and treasurer, and became a life member of the Elks in November of 2005. As a member of the Rifle Elks, G.G. was the unofficial photographer at almost every event. Gerry is survived by his wife; son Kevin Brun of Glenwood Springs; daughters Kimberlee Andrews of Rifle and Judy Kellaway of Grand Junction; brother Allen of Lousiville, Ky.; sisters Charlotte Jenkins of Livingston, Wis., and Marjean Ehlers of Elk Grove, Calif.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Rifle Elks Lodge, 501 W. Fifth St. A potluck dinner will follow the services.Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or charity of one’s choice.


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