Joseph Edward Llewellyn (April 9, 1937 — October 18, 2016)
Joseph Edward Llewellyn died in Glenwood Springs on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. He was born April 9, 1937, in Rifle, Colorado, to Rees Llewellyn and Grace Hoffmeister Llewellyn. He graduated from High School in Glenwood Springs in 1955 and served in the Marine Corps for two years. He hauled coal for Morrison-Knudsen (MK) from the Mid-Continent mine in Redstone before he started his life and health insurance business.
Joe was very active in the Glenwood Springs Rotary Club. He loved skiing and served on the Sunlight Ski Patrol at Ski Sunlight. He was awarded the National Ski Patrolman in 1990, he also loved fishing, traveling, working in his yard and soaking in the Hot Springs Pool. He was passionate about wood turning and sold his wood creations in several galleries around the area.
Joe is survived by his wife, Mary Kent, and step sons Paul Oldford of Plano, Texas, and Matt Oldford of California. He has three children: Lindsie Llewellyn Fagan (Dean) of San Antonio, TX; Trenton Joseph Llewellyn of Gypsum; and Travis Rees Llewellyn of New Castle. He has six granddaughters, one great-granddaughter and two great-grandsons, all of San Antonio. He was the second oldest of four children. Older sister Dorothy Llewellyn Artaz (Hank) lives in Grand Junction; younger brother Lloyd Llewellyn (Mary) lives in Cardiff by the Sea, CA; Nancy Llewellyn Blanchard of Overland Park, KS, passed away in May of 2015. He has many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Joe Llewellyn Memorial Scholarship Fund at Alpine Bank would be appreciated.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate Joe’s life at New Creation Church located at 44761 Highway 6, Glenwood Springs, at 10 AM on Saturday, October 29.
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