Gene M. Callender December 24, 1952 – October 2, 2013 Gene M. Callender, of Clifton Colorado, was called home to be with our Lord on October 2, 2013. He passed away at St. Mary Hospital after a motorcycle accident. Mr. Callender, 60, was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi on December 24, 1952, to C.E. and Loretta Callender. He served six years in the United States Navy, and attended Orange Coast College. On August 21, 1984, he married the love of his life, Christina Kelly Thompson. They shared 29 years raising their children and enjoying the outdoors of Colorado. Gene enjoyed fishing, gardening, and photography. He loved life and lived each day as if it were a new adventure. His amazing sense of humor and his infectious laugh will be missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife; his mother; four sons, Nathan, Matthew, Casey, and Gabriel; one daughter, Kieristan; three grandchildren, and a host of nephews and nieces. Visitation will be held at Martin Mortuary on Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 9 - 11:00 a.m., followed by a service celebrating his life. He will be buried with full military honors at 1:00 p.m. at Veteran's Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Oct. 9, 2013