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Warren Leroy Wailes

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Warren Leroy Wailes, 75, of New Castle, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at the Colorado State Veteran’s Nursing Home in Rifle.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years ,Shirley (Gordon): His children Raeleene (Bill Harris), Stanley (Kip), Nikol, Tillie, Nathan (Jennifer), Karl (Herlina); Grandchildren, Patricia, Chelsie, Duell, Dalton, Cortney, Taylor, Jordan, Kole, Britnie, Tel, Analisa, Miranda, Ty, Emma, Eva; siblings Wilda (Nelson), David, Dixie (Neil Halker); and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Warren was preceded in death by his son Dominick; parents Leroy and Eva; siblings William, Wilma, Franklin and Patricia; and his nephew Ricky.

He was born on May 16, 1937 in Greeley, Colorado. Warren was the son of Leroy Ernest and Eva Dimple (Allison) Wailes. He grew up in Johnstown and Milliken; and called New Castle his home.

After attending CSU, Warren was inducted into the United States Army on March 25, 1958, where he served as a medic and a sharp shooter. After serving our country, Warren moved to New Castle and worked at the Rocking Pines Dairy, where he met and married Shirley Gordon on July 20, 1967.

Warren had a passion for animals and working with the youth. He was an active member of the 4-H community and enjoyed working with YouthZone where he would donate a pig for the Kiss and Squeal fundraiser every year.

A viewing will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rifle Funeral Home. A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, in New Castle.

In lieu of flowers. the family asks that donations be made to the residents at Grass Mesa at the Colorado State Veteran’s Nursing Home, YouthZone, or the First Baptist Church in New Castle.

Online condolences at RifleFuneralHome.com.


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