Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Vernon Alaux, beloved father, brother, and friend went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 15, 2009 at the age of 69, peacefully at home with his daughter and son-in-law by his side. Vern was born in Longmont, Colorado to Edward and Elsie Alaux on February 25, 1940. He grew up on the family Century farm in Erie, Colorado. He graduated from Erie High School and then attended Western State College. He returned to his life’s passion of farming and began coaching on the side for more than 40 years. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to the stranded traveler who needed their car repaired or a neighbor who needed a piece of equipment repaired, for there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. He also gladly gave his time, guidance and words of encouragement to any teen in need that crossed his path. He lived by the motto: “There’s always room for one more” on his team, at his dinner table, traveling in his car or in his home.
As a coach and mentor, he believed in every kid that came into his life and that they had the potential to do or be anything they wanted to. He always said, “Just do your best and you’ll be great!” Although there was always plenty of hard work to be done on the farm, Vern always found a way to put an element of fun in every job that needed to be done.
Vern also enjoyed watching and playing sports, working in his vegetable garden and traveling with family and friends. He especially loved the holidays and any social occasion spent with family and friends. He was a gifted story teller and could always make you laugh. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Phil Vaughan of Rifle, Colorado; his sister Alna (Larry) Heil of Longmont, Colorado and his dear cousin Linda (Gary) Posey of Lafayette, Colorado. The Celebration of Vern’s life will be held at Grace Bible Church 0755 Spencer Parkway in Battlement Mesa on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
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