Roger L. Garing |

Roger L. Garing

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Roger L. Garing, 65, passed away Dec. 19, 2009, at home. Roger was born Oct. 8, 1944, in Grand Junction, CO, to Adrian and Vivian (Beavers) Garing. The family moved to Glenwood Springs, where he developed his love of the valley and his close, enduring friendships. He met Beverley Ramsey and was married on Aug. 26, 1965, in Thermopolis, Wyoming. They were married for 44 years. He had two children, Becky and Jay.

Roger was a B-52 Navigator Bombardier, flying over 200 missions in the Vietnam War, receiving numerous medals and citations. After his service with the USAF, Roger entered the insurance business, eventually leading him back to the Glenwood valley where he began Neil-Garing Insurance Agency. He stayed in the Glenwood area as a small business owner – Baskin Robbins and then KaleidoScoops – honorary lifetime Chamber of Commerce member, and advocate for quality of life in the valley. Roger loved to fish the rivers with friends and family.

Roger is survived by his wife, Beverley; daughter, Becky Evans and her husband Jeff and three sons, Nathan, Spencer, and Jacob, of Greeley, Colorado; son, Jay Garing of Austin, Texas, and his fiancee Jenn Haussler; “adopted” daughter, Ramona Harrell of Laramie, Wyoming. He is also survived by his brother, Dalton Garing and his wife Nova, of Florence, Oregon; and sister, Evelyn Vezakis and her husband John, of Grand Junction.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian and Vivian Garing; and brother Ward Garing.

A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m., Jan. 4, 2010, at Mountain View Church in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Following the service, there will be refreshments and conversation; all are invited.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Hospice of the Valley, P.O. Box 3768, Basalt, CO 81621.

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