John Robert Gulliksen
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
John Robert Gulliksen, 76, of Silt, Colorado passed away Nov. 24, 2012 with his family by his side.
John was born May 29, 1936 in Blackhawk, Colo. to George and Mary Gulliksen.
He married Joan Johnson in 1963 in Blackhawk, Colo. Out of 49 years of marriage they had three children. John was a heavy equipment operator for many years until his retirement. John enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one son, Ira Leonard. John is survived by his wife Joan Gulliksen; son Jeff of Pueblo; daughter Mindy (Willy) Andis of Silt; two grandsons, Ira Alexander of Battlement Mesa and John Nicholas of Pennsylvania; four sisters, Betty McMillian of Salida, Diana (Delmar) Smith of Salida, Inez Harmes of Boulder, and Sandy (Ken) Fairholm of Utah; as well as Uncle Al (Julie) Wright of Golden; and a very close family friend Willis Ward of Arkansas.
A memorial will be held at First Baptist Church in New Castle, 172 N. 7th St. New Castle, Colo. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at 1 p.m.
Luncheon will follow the service.
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