Gordon Wilson Woollard
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Gordon Wilson Woollard Sr., 79



Gordon Wilson Woollard Sr. of Hanover, Colorado was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday 25 March 2017. Affectionately called "Willy" by many, he was born 15 November 1937 in Romeo, Michigan to Fred and Ruth Woollard. Willy was married to Helga L. Woollard (Schuhmann) October 27, 1958 in Nurnberg, Germany; they were married 58 years.

Willy proudly served in the United States Army for over 23 years, retiring in 1979. He was a resident of the state of Colorado since 1969 and was part of the Hanover Community since 1986.

Willy enjoyed people! Whether showing little ones (who lovingly called him "Opa") around the homestead, helping neighbors of the Hanover Community or discussing faith to fishing with any and all, Willy made the time to brighten your day. An avid hunter and outdoorsman, Willy loved being in the Rocky Mountains. Willy loved Country and Gospel music and enjoyed playing the guitar for Helga and their Lab, Gunner.

He is survived by his wife Helga; his 2 sons, Dr. Gordon Woollard Jr. and his wife Carolyn, Brian Woollard and fiancé Patty Bruce; and his granddaughters, Janine Noel and Amanda Woollard.

A memorial service celebrating Willy's life and friends is scheduled for Saturday, 3 June 2017 at Hanover Community Church at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Hanover Community Church Building Fund, 17480 South Peyton Hwy., Colorado Springs, CO 80928.



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Published in The Gazette from May 20 to May 21, 2017.
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June 14, 2017
Yes, you had a sister, three to be exact
And brothers four your childhood shared
But most have gone before.
And although your lifestyle lifted you
To leave them all behind,
I pray that when your earthly bonds
Have dropped and let you fly
You'll meet them on a level cloud
And remember who they are.
Paula Woollard
May 27, 2017
Thank you Sir, for sharing you love of Western Lore; I shall cherish and share that knowledge with those that wish to learn. I shall miss those sessions where we exchanged thoughts and stories of friends and places .
Dave Johnston
Student
May 27, 2017
Helga and Family,
We have so many special memories of Gordon with Grandpa and Grandma. You are both very special to us and Gordon will be missed.
Love,
The Goldings
Emily Golding
May 23, 2017
I loved seeing Mr. Woollard at Evans when he would come in. He was such a kind and gentle man, I'm so sorry to hear he is gone. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
Kamille Hockman
May 21, 2017
I grew up down the street from the Woollards and our families knew each other very well. I remember spending Christmas together and neighborhood sleepovers as a young child. I even helped on building the house in Hanover.You had a intimidating stature about you, but always a very kind person. Mr Woollard! Thank you for some neat memories from my childhood.
May you Rest In Peace!
Brian Zimkas
Brian Zimkas
May 21, 2017
I worked with Sgt. Woollard at the Dental Activity at Fort Carson in the late 70's. Gordon was such a gentle giant and a great mentor to the young people.
It breaks my heart to hear of his passing.
Roxi (Leonard) Graham
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