Gordon Robert Blakey (1929 - 2018)

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Gordon Robert Blakey, 89, of Brighton, passed away Dec. 26. He was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Jackson, Minnesota, to Verland Edward and Agnes (Roe) Blakey. Gordon was a 1947 graduate of Windom High School in Minnesota. He married Shirley Jurgens Nov. 23, 1953, at St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church.
Gordon was a carpenter and also worked on the family farm. He served four years in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He loved country-Western music and his ice cream.
He wasn't a talker but when he did he was wise with his words. He was a hard worker but cherished his Sundays of worship and rest.
Gordon was adored by the youngest grandchildren and loved by everyone around him. He left a legacy with many good memories. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his children, Laurene (Ken) Klassen, of Mountain Lake, Minnesota, Lynden (Julie) Blakey of Commerce City, Leslee Stowell (Roger Jardee) of Westminster, LeAnn (Kevin) Thomas, of Kiowa, Lisa Minton, of Lochbuie, Larry (Diane) Blakey, of Brighton, and Leah (Danny) Wagner, of Brighton; siblings, Verla Williams, Sharon Asche and Pam Wilmes; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. His parents; his wife; and a brother, and a brother, Averland Blakey, preceded him in death.
Funeral services for Gordon will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan., 4, at Zion Lutheran Church, 1400 Skeel St., Brighton, followed by interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
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Tabor Rice Funeral Home
75 S. 13th Ave
Brighton, CO 80601
(303) 654-0112
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Published in Brighton Standard Blade on Jan. 2, 2019
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