Edward "Ed" Pickens (1923 - 2017)

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"Ed" was born April 30,1923 in Doud Iowa to Isaac and Glow Brooks Pickens. At a early age the family moved to Arizona and began their lives there. Ed joined the army at the age of 17 and served from 1940 to 1945 in France and Germany, then enlisted again and served from 1945 to 1948 in Germany. While in Germany he met and married Helmi Getreu on July 23,1947 in Heidelburg Germany. On returning home from the war the couple settled in Arizona and Ed began working for Peter Kiewet and Sons Constuction Company. They had 3 children Barbara Ann, Victoria Kay and a son Carl Edward. The family moved to Colorado in 1956 and to Douglas County in 1958. Ed worked for Peter Kiewet for 35 years and always preffered working in the mountains. After retiring, his passion was restoring old tractors and was a member of the Rocky Mountain Tractor Pullers. He loved to hunt and fish with his granddaughters. He is preceded in death by his son Carl Edward, sisters Edith Jackson, Betty Todd, Viola Pickens and brother Walter also granddaughter Katie McLain, son in law Dennis Schmidt. He is survived by wife of 70 years Helmi, daughters Viki McLain [Donnie McLain], Barbara Schmidt three granchildren Shannon Farmer, Beth Bickham, Leta Kresta and 7 great grandchildren. Service will take place on Monday, November 20th, 2017, 1:30 PM at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
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Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Nov. 16 to Dec. 15, 2017
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