M. Gregg Detton April 9, 1953 – April 7, 2012 M. Gregg Detton, 58, passed away on April 7th, 2012. M. Gregg Detton, "The Old Boy Scout", was born on April 9th, 1953, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, to Melvin and Marie Detton. As a young boy, Gregg loved going on adventures with his older brother, Mike, such as exploring the various caverns around Glenwood. After moving to Grand Junction, his love for the outdoors grew as he developed a passion for hiking and camping, and an interest in archery. As he grew from a young man to an adult, he gained a life-long fondness for gardening, acquired great enthusiasm for riding motorcycles, and became an avid fisherman. One of Gregg's proudest achievements was serving 22 years as an adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America. As the scout master that he was, he instilled values such as honesty, loyalty, compassion, and integrity in all three of his sons, as well as the many youths he mentored. He truly lived the scouting principle of doing a good turn daily. He could brighten anyone's day with his positive attitude, cheerful whistling, and contagious smile. He was such an outgoing person that he would chat and laugh with anyone, but more importantly, would make others laugh by telling one of his many jokes. His willingness to offer help to anyone in need was truly inspirational, and his love for his family is unconditional and eternal. "We will always cherish the memories we have of you, as our beloved father. We will honor you and never forget all you gave unconditionally. We all know that there will be a bit more laughter up in heaven now that you are there; however, you will be greatly missed here on earth, Father." Gregg is survived by his three sons, Derek, Jared, and Matthew; and his grandson, Liam. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin; and his mother, Marie. Funeral Services will be held at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 14th.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Apr. 11, 2012