Ernest Dale Shock

Durango, Colorado

1934 - 2019


December 21, 2019
Durango, Colorado


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Ernest "Ernie" Dale Shock, born November 26, 1934 in Allison, Colorado, died December 21, 2019 in Durango at the age of 85. He died peacefully in his sleep.Ernie moved to Durango when he was young. Even though Ernie was an only child he grew up having fun with many cousins and made many lifelong...

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May our Lord bless and keep you, sending my deepest condolence at this time of sorrow. I love you both so much and have enjoyed sharing our family history with you both.

Betty Jo

Praying for the Lords blessings to be with you all. My kids loved having Ernie as a teacher! All the Jack's send their love and condolences Ruthie. Family forever...

I had the pleasure of being one of Mr.Shocks many students.
Mr.Shock's no nonsense skillful teaching inspired a multitude of students and many went on to be skilled craftsmen and contractors.
Life long lessons were learned by everyone who had the

My sincere condolences to the family and thank you all for sharing him with those of us fortunate enough to have taken his class.

John McCarthy

I have known Ernie since 5th grade when we attended Central grade school together. We
used to sled on the hill behind Central and
fourteenth street. We rode our bikes to Ignacio
when it was 20 miles of gravel road from
Farmington Hill. After graduation Ernie joined
the Navy and went to college. We reconnected
after Ernie retired from the Navy, when he
was attending CSU to become a teacher. While
teaching in Silverton, Ernie had a group of

I have known Ernie since we were in third grade at Central grade
school. I remember when we used to sled on the hill behind the school. I remember when we got the wild hair to ride our bikes to Ignacio. At that time our bicycles were
single speed and there was 20 miles of gravel road after Farmington Hill. After graduation from
high school, Ernie joined the Navy and I
went to college.
When I came back to Colorado, I reconnected with Ernie when he was going to...

Dear Ruthie
I will always remember his smile. I am sure your devotion and efforts in his care kept him going. I always admired both of you so very much.
I am saddened to read about Your dear husband Ernies passing .
My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Kay and I send our deepest sympathy to Ruthie and family on Ernie's passing. Ernie and I shared the experience of being Naval Aviators and could visit each other with that base of commonality.
Don Baker

Ernie Shock will be deeply missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. He left a lasting imprint on my heart. Ernie and his wife Ruth are among the greatest blessings ever bestowed on me. Thank you for everything, Ernie. Rest in peace. I love you with all my heart.