Wayne Easley

Wayne E. Easley died at his Fort Collins home February 1, 2013. He was born April 1, 1943 in Grand Junction, CO to William E. and Norabelle (Weaver) Easley. He graduated from University of Northern Colorado and received both M.A. and PhD. in communications from Purdue University. On September 4, 1965, he married Ruby “Kay” Lynch in Longmont, CO. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and retired as a lieutenant colonel before moving to Ft. Collins in 1996. Wayne taught speech and debate in high school and at various colleges and universities, including University of Maryland, European Division, and Butler University. An active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Ft. Collins, he belonged to the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and Military Officers Association of America. He was a graduate of the Catholic Biblical School and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is survived by his wife, Kay, and son, Wm. Eric, of Ft. Collins; daughter, Jonna Lyn Easley, of Longmont and three grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Kevin Patrick Easley, and father and mother-in-law, John and Bonnie Lynch of Longmont. Services will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Ft. Collins: Visitation at 6 p.m., Vigil and Rosary at 7 p.m., Monday, February 4, with a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 5th, concluding with full military honors. A reception will follow prior to interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Longmont. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Kevin Easley Guitar Memorial Scholarship at the University of Northern Colorado; Disabled American Veterans; Catholic Charities Northern (Ft. Collins) or a charity of choice. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchpael.com to view complete obituary and share condolences.

Published in Longmont Times-Call on Feb. 4, 2013