Gary Lee King, age 83, of Brush Colorado died on Saturday April 11, 2020 at Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center of COVID-19. Gary was born in 1936 in Furnas County Nebraska to Albert “Ray” King and Lourien (Breinig) King. The family moved to Hillrose Colorado area to farm when Gary was a child. Gary graduated from Hillrose High School where he played on the football team.
After high school Gary began working at Brush Motor Sales (later Anderson Chevrolet). Soon after he married the love of his life, A. Evelyn Winkler. He continued working at the dealership and was promoted to service manager, a posiition he held until the early 1980″s. Gary then worked for C&C auto parts as a machinist until his retirement.
Gary was proud to serve as a volunteer Brush firefighter for 25 years, serving at assistant fire chief before his retirement. Gary enjoyed woodworking, Colorado history, gardening, and spending time with family, friends and neighbors. He was a member of Rankin Presbyterian Church in Brush for over 60 years, where he served as an elder and deacon.
Gary will always be remembered as someone who loved to hlep others and for his good sense of humor.
Gary is survived by his wife Evelyn, 2 daughters Lorna Finley and Heather Peterson, son Keith, 5 grandchildren ( Megan, Eric, Ryan, Elliott, and Landon) his sister Linda and brother Darrell.
Share this Story