Milton Marshall Brackney, Jr., born December 28, 1930 in St. Louis, MO. He graduated from East High School in 1948, and attended the University of Denver. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and served on the air craft carrier, U.S.S. Philippine Sea. He was a self employed manufacturer's agent joining his father's business. He married Jan Wolever, of Lafayette, IN, on April 30, 1952. Together they had 5 children, Michael (deceased), Kevin of Moscow, ID, Robin of Aurora, CO, Pete of Quilcene WA, and John of Centennial CO, and 11 grandchildren. In retirement he and Jan traveled to 54 countries.
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He was the outdoor Scoutmaster for BSA Troop 366, leading 50 milers, climbing Colorado 14'ers, polar bear campouts, and numerous weekend outings - regardless of the weather. Many former scouts remember challenging experiences from 50 years earlier! He enjoyed singing camp fire songs, gardening, bicycling, reading, history, and debating the importance of the U.S. Constitution.
Milt died on April 14, 2014 in peace while holding the hand of his wife of 62 years. A wake is planned at the home of John & Meredith Brackney on Saturday May 3rd at 1:00 p.m. for family and friends.
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Apr. 18 to May 17, 2014