Wesley D. Colvin Obituary

Description: Wesley D. Colvin Obituary... Our Heartfelt Condolences To His Loved Ones...

Published: 05/25/2023
Byline: SECO News

Wesley D. Colvin

October 12, 1935 - Jan 14, 2023



Wesley D. Colvin passed away Jan. 14, 2023, at Belmont Lodge Nursing Home. Wesley was born in Canon City, Colo., Oct. 12, 1935, to Dora (DeWeese) and Fred Colvin.

He had three sisters that predeceased him, Eulah (Owen) Willetts, Barbara (James) LeCount and Wanda (Bill) Tibbetts. Also predeceasing him were two daughters, Julie in 1965, and Audrey in 2019, in Lonoke, Ark.; two brothers-in-law, Dick Chockley (Frances), Delbert Chockley (Cynthia); and a sister-in-law, Lois (Bill) Estes.

He leaves his wife, Louise, one daughter and three sons to mourn his passing, Roxanne of Wyo., Daniel W. (Shauna) of Tooele, Utah, John R. (Holly) of Centerville, Utah, and William (Bill) S. (Elizabeth) of Pueblo, Colo. Wes and Louise were married July 13, 1957, and celebrated 65 years in 2022. Louise has two surviving sisters, Leona (Gary) Hardy of Mich., and Ann (Ray) Lewis of Buena Vista, Colo. Wes and Louise have 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Wes loved hunting, and he usually brought home game for his family - deer, elk, antelope and one year a nice bear. He repaired many rifles and shotguns, and even carved the stocks for some of them.

Wes grew up in Canon City, attending local schools. In 1949, his family moved to Westcliffe where he graduated from Custer County High School in 1953. He joined the Navy in 1955, and was sent to flight school. He served as a radio man on many sea planes. He finished his enlistment in 1959, and was hired by Mountain Bell. He spent several years traveling in southeast Colorado doing construction. He made supervising foreman in 1970, and moved his family to Lamar, and then moved them to Pueblo in 1977. The last four children graduated from South High School.

The company was sending a lot of their employees to Colorado Springs, however Wes chose to go back to La Junta and took over three foreman jobs. He retired in 1990. Louise was cleaning telephone offices, and he helped her until 1999 when they both retired. They lived south of Swink for 30 years. Wes visited the Ordway and Olney Springs prisons for many years. He worked part-time for Mayhoffer Farms, helping wherever needed with the youngest Mayhoffer son, Philip.

Wes and Louise moved back to Pueblo 2017, living at Presbyterian Towers. Wes had been at Belmont Lodge for a year.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at the Lodge for their good care. Wes has donated his body to Science Care.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints at 4720 Surfwood Lane in Pueblo, Colorado at 10:00 AM on May 30, 2023. Use the South Entrance.

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