John Baxter Demers

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John Baxter Demers, beloved father, brother and friend passed away peacefully on July 26, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born in Shaunavon Saskatchewan, Canada, December 30, 1915, the son of Jean Baptiste Demers, and Grace Winifred Baxter.

John graduated from Kimball Union Academy in Meridan, N.H. in 1934. He enlisted in the Army - Air Corp in 1938 and served during WWII in England and France. He married his wife, Pat while on assignment in Naples, Italy in 1957.

John retired from the Air Force in 1966 grateful for the opportunities the military afforded for travel, history, and culture. A lifelong learner, in retirement he obtained a BA in History. He enjoyed a good meal, jazz, golf, pool, history and languages. He loved poetry and was able to recite well into his 90's.

He leaves behind his loving daughter, Jeanne, his daughter Marilyn McCullough of Indianapolis, IN, his sister Irene Ludwin of Hingham, MA, granddaughters Shannon and Angela and great-grandchildren William and Tyler.

John resided at the Medalion retirement community since 1999 and leaves behind many special friends and fond memories there.

He never tired of saying "I'm a lucky guy."

Visitation will be at 9:00 am with service beginning at 10:00am at Swan Law Cascade Chapel on Monday, August 4th 2014. Burial to follow at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions in Memory of John B. Demers' to The Wounded Warrior Project.

Published in The Gazette on Aug. 2, 2014
John Baxter Demers
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