Gerald George Speaker |

Gerald George Speaker

Gerald George Speaker, of Rifle, Colo., died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at his home. He was 75.

He was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Briggsdale, Colo., to Mary Kreiger and George Henry Speaker. He grew up in Fruita, Colo., and graduated from high school there.

He married Bernice Lynette Reed on June 17, 1945, in Fruita.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

The family moved to Rifle in 1950, and Mr. Speaker worked for 32 years as an instrument technician for Union Carbide.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

He was preceded in death by his wife and son Gary D. Speaker.

Mr. Speaker is survived by daughter Susan K. Bosworth, of Battlement Mesa, Colo.; brother Floyd Speaker, of Greeley, Colo.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at the First United Methodist Presbyterian Church of Rifle, with the Rev. Ken Carlson officiating.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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