Roy G. Brubacher
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April 27, 1927 - March 4, 2014
Roy G. Brubacher of Parachute, CO passed away March 4, 2014 at the HopeWest Hospice Care center, he was 86.
A life dedicated to the Education of Children, Roy was the retired Assistant Commissioner of Education for the State of Colorado.
Roy was born on April 27, 1927 in La Jara, CO from the union of Chester and Fannie Brubacher. He spent his childhood and graduated high school in Hooper, CO. He attended Western State College in Gunnison, CO and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Masters in Administration. Roy was an honorably discharged United States Navy veteran serving from 1945 -1946 in the South Pacific on the U.S.S. Herbert C. Jones and the U.S.S. Mulecta as a Fireman First Class. He previously lived in Pen Rose, Galeton, La Jara, Alamosa and West Minster, CO.
He was a former National President of the Rural Education Association, former President of the Kiwanis of Parachute and a member of the Colorado High School Activities Association.
Roy married Doris V. Beamer on June 19, 1948 in Taos, NM, she preceded him in death on April 5, 2000.
Roy leaves behind a son, Steve Brubacher of Parachute, CO; a brother, Gene Brubacher of Branson, MO; three grandsons, Gabriel, Leo and Jacob Brubacher and a great granddaughter, Amura Lee Brubacher.
A gathering in remembrance will be held at the Battlement Mesa Fire station on March 15, 2014 beginning at 12:00 PM (noon). So that Dad may continue to contribute to the education of children, the family asks that instead of flowers or other tributes, memorial contributions be made in his name to any of the following organizations; The Grand Valley Education Association Student Scholarship Fund or the Teacher Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 40, Parachute, CO 81635, Kiwanis of Battlement Mesa Student Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 6155, Parachute, CO 81635 or The Grand Valley Park (Rodeo) Association (building and development fund), P.O. Box 453, Parachute, CO 81635.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Mar. 9, 2014