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John W. Heard

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John W. Heard, 89, of Boulder, died Sunday, November 11, 2012 in Boulder. A Celebration of John's life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Fri., November 16th at the Boulder Elks Lodge, 3975 28th St., Boulder. Military Honors will be provided by The United States Army. A private family burial will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver at a later date. John was born January 28, 1923 in Wilburton, OK to John E. and Winnie (Harrison) Heard. He grew up in Detroit, MI and graduated from Henry Ford Trade School in Dearborn, MI. John married Ninetta (Nan) Angelo September 5, 1942 in Detroit. He and Nan moved to Boulder in August of 1964 after his retirement from the Army. In addition to Michigan and Colorado, the family lived in Germany, Washington, California, Arizona and Montana.. John served in the United States Army during WWII, Korea and Vietnam Eras. He retired as a Major from the United States Army Corps of Engineers. John was the co-owner of Boulder Realty & Development and had been an agent with Shelter Insurance. John was a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #566 of Boulder. In addition to serving his lodge as Exalted Ruler and the Colorado Elks Association as State President, he served the Grand Lodge as Vice-Chair of the Government Relations Committee, Vice-Chair of the Grand Lodge Board of Grand Trustees, member of the Lodge Activities-State Association Committee, Special Deputy for the Grand Exalted Ruler, and the Grand Lodge Esteemed Leading Knight. John also served many years on the Board of Directors of Laradon Hall. John is survived by his wife, Nan, Boulder, CO, daughters, Nancy Birchmeier and her husband Doug, Longmont, CO, Donna Peterson and her husband Chris Irwin, Denver, CO sons Jack and his wife Linda Kennoy Boulder, CO and Alan and his wife Maria Castells, Altadena, CA; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Contributions: Laradon Hall, 5100 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80126. Please share thoughts, memories and condolences at legacy.com/obituaries/dailycamera

Published in Longmont Times-Call on Nov. 14, 2012
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