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.
Published in The Gazette from May 20 to May 21, 2017.