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Del Ray LePore Obituary
Del Ray LePore of Longmont, died February 15, 2014 in Colorado Springs. He was 73. Del was born on February 9, 1941 in Great Bend, Kansas. He moved to Longmont when he was four, where he resided with his parents Isabelle and Tony LePore. He graduated from Longmont High School in 1959, where he lettered in football, basketball and track. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. Del married Sharon Cardinal on September 28, 1980 in Longmont. Del spent his entire career as a painting contractor. He owned and operated LePore's Painting. For the past 40 years, he has had the University of Colorado-Boulder, campus painting contract. He was a hard and dedicated worker and a perfectionist in assuring all was done the "right way". He had many of his children and grandchildren participate in the business through the years. Preceding him in death are his parents Isabelle and Tony LePore and brother-in-law Jerry Bradford. Surviving are his wife, Sheri LePore of Longmont; son Craig (JoAnn) Hammer of Westminster; daughters Wendi (Ced) Nafziger of Longmont; Kimberly (Mike) Puzo of Longmont; and Sheridon (T.J.) Simington of Firestone; a sister Carol Bradford of Berthoud, a brother Terron (Norma) LePore of Longmont. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren. Joshua and Ryan Nafziger; Austin Hammer; Jeramy, Gina and Beth Puzo; Caitlin, Jay and Shayla Simington; Robert & Kyle Hatheway. He is also survived by niece Rehnay Bradford and nephew Kirk Bradford. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 20 at the First United Methodist Church at 350 11th Avenue, Longmont. Interment will follow at the Longmont Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 1 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Please share your thoughts, memories and condolences with the family at www.howemortuary.com.

Published in Longmont Times-Call on Feb. 18, 2014
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