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Monte Lee Briddle

Monte Briddle passed away on Oct. 19, 2013, in Glendale, Arizona. A native of Colorado, Monte was born in Flager, on Oct. 30, 1935, to Pearly and Julia (Howard) Briddle.

The family moved to Englewood, where his mother and father operated a two-chair barbershop on Broadway. At Englewood High School Monte was a state soloist in the choir and an accomplished athlete. He still holds the long jump record there. Monte received dual full-ride scholarships for football and track to University of Colorado in Boulder. He was employed as a coach and history teacher in Julesburg and Englewood high schools for five years and then moved into the insurance industry where he held positions in sales and management both in Denver and Glenwood Springs. Monte’s first love was for his family. He enjoyed riding his horses, fishing and hunting.

Monte is survived by his wife Judy; sister Joan (Ed Walsh); his five children: Kellie Campbell, Josh Briddle, Troy (Jill) Briddle, Shawn Brooks and Brook (Mindy) Briddle; his three stepchildren: Susan (Brian) Rosener, Diane (Jeff) Katz, Derek Knuepfer; and his 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jack and sister Kay. A celebration of Monte’s life will be held Nov. 9, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in the Pikes Peak Grange, 3093 N. State Hwy 83, Franktown, CO 80116. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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