Wayne J. Egbert
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August 6, 1921 - February 23, 2014
Wayne Jennings Egbert of 2217 N. 20th St., died at the Veterans Affairs Hospice Community Living Center. He was 92.
A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., February 27, 2014, at Memorial Gardens, 2970 North Ave. with the Paster Joseph Gross officiating. If there is inclement weather, services will be held inside the Memorial Gardens mausoleum. A reception will follow at Redlands Community Church, 2327 Broadway at 11:30 a.m.
Mr. Egbert was born in Keokuk, Iowa to William and Dessie Egbert. He spent his childhood and attended school in Boyero, CO moving to the Grand Valley at age 14. He served in the US Navy as a Pharmacist's Mate First Class from January 20, 1942 to November 18, 1945. He was employed at the VA Hospital for 26 years.
He was a member of the Elks Club for 49 years. He enjoyed waterskiing, gardening and daily walks with his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Floy E. Egbert; two daughters, Marilyn Henthorn of Boulder and Linda Friedman of Denver; two step-children, Ron Andrew of Grand Junction and Judy Molnar of San Diego; one sister, Aidabelle Brown of Grand Junction and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Egbert and his sister, Helen McGaw.
Memorial contributions may be made to VAMC-Hospice/CLC Fund, Customer Relations Department, 2121 N. Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on Feb. 26, 2014