Paul Louis "Louie" RovedoJune 2, 1919 – May 27, 2004
Paul Louis “Louie” Rovedo, 84, left on his final fishing trip on Sunday, May 27, 2004. He was born in Glenwood Springs to Philip L. and Nelda (McCando) Rovedo on June 2, 1919. He grew up on the family ranch in West Glenwood, providing for his family and providing affordable commodities for many other area families.Louie was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy, and brother, Lawrence “Spud” Rovedo, and is survived by his sister Laura Blake of Portland, Ore.; two children, John P. (Cheri) Rovedo of Divide; and Shirley A. Buck of Grand Junction; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.As a young man in 1941, he left college at Mesa State to join the Army. While in training, awaiting his orders, he met his “sweetheart,” Dorothy Housley, who was in town to help her sister with her newborn baby. They fell in love and were married.They spent the next two months moving from base to base before he was sent overseas in defense of the country he loved so much. When the war ended, he returned home to Glenwood Springs to raise his family. He spent the next 60-plus years of his life much like he spent the first 21: providing, teaching, caring for and befriending anyone around him.Memorial services will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 230 N. 3rd St., Grand Junction, at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5.Interment will follow immediately at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs.Donations can be made in the name of Paul Louis Rovedo to the Veterans’ Administration in Grand Junction.Donations can be made in the name of Paul Louis Rovedo to the Veterans’ Administration in Grand Junction.
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