Marvin (Corky) D. Lyons
Marvin (Corky) D. Lyons of Grand Junction passed away peacefully on August 20, 2015, at HopeWest Hospice Center. He was 84 years old.
Corky was born July 4, 1931, to Abner R. and Wilda J. Lyons in Hayden, Colorado. He spent his childhood on a ranch outside of Hayden until his high school graduation in Craig, Colorado. He met his wife, Dorothy, in Craig, and they were married in Glenwood Springs on July 15, 1950. From there he attended Colorado State University and Adams State College, where he obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education.
Corky was a teacher, coach and referee in Glenwood Springs until his retirement in 1986. A talented storyteller and consummate practical joker, he was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing and shared this passion with his family and friends.
He is survived by his three children, sons Mark (Brenda) Lyons of Desert Hills, Arizona, Kirk Lyons of Westminster, Colorado, and daughter, Terri (Tom) Smedra of Minneapolis, Minnesota; one sister, Leora (Keith) Smith of Baltimore, Maryland, and one brother, Ralph Lyons of Delta, Colorado; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, parents and one brother.
A Celebration of Life reception will be held at the BPOE Elks Lodge, 51939 Highway 6, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on September 12, 2015, beginning at 12:00 noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Coach Don Miller Scholarship Fund, attention Sandy DeCrow at 103 Current Drive, New Castle, Colorado 81647 or at any Alpine Bank location. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the members of HopeWest Hospice.
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