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Rudy James Lively

Rudy James Lively, age 19, of New Castle, passed away Aug. 17, 2006, at his home. He was one of God’s special gifts to the world; Rudy was a bright light to all who knew him. Rudy was born in Glenwood Springs on March 12, 1987, to Lex and Karen (Burkhart) Lively. He lived in the New Castle area all his life and after high school he was attending his second year of College at C.M.C. in the transition program. He moved to a ranch on Garfield Creek with his mother last year and really enjoyed the country life.He loved people and spread joy with his smile and enthusiasm for Thomas the Train, music, thunderstorms, family, camping and four-wheeling. Rudy especially enjoyed his time with his father Jeeping the Clinetop mountains and watching for deer, enjoying thunderstorms and moon watching. He will be missed by all and remembered for his joy and love of life. Rudy enjoyed going to the New Creation Church and also the New Hope Community Church. Rudy is survived by his parents, Lex Lively of Rifle, and Karen Lively of New Castle; brother Jessie Harrison of Rifle; his grandmothers, Alta Lively of Glenwood and Leah Elizabeth Burkhart of Rifle; cousin Ricky Lively of New Castle; care providers the La Fantasie family; and numerous friends and family members. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Paul Hurst Burkhart and Jess James Lively, and aunt and uncle, Waldo and Doris Lively.Services will be held at the Riverside Junior High School in New Castle on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006 at 6 p.m. Interment will follow at the Highlands Cemetery in New Castle. Pastor Eddie Piker of the New Hope Church of New Castle will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Rifle Funeral Home.


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