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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 4-18-11

Darrell J. Uhrig, 66, of Elizabeth, Colo., passed away April 9, 2011.

He was born December 19, 1944 in Brush, Colo., to John and Violet Uhrig, the second born of four children and growing up on a farm southwest of Fleming, Colo. He attended a small rural school through eigth grade and graduated from Fleming High School in 1962. He was active in basketball, junior rodeos, hunting, fishing and farming for his dad. He married Donna Melvin in 1965 and to this union three daughters and a son were born. They were divorced and he later married Carrol (Kemp) Hamilton in 1984 bringing a son and daughter into his family.

Darrell proudly worked at Heabler Metal Products in Denver, Colo., and being a hard and dedicated worker he became a perfectionist in building precision type metal products. He made this his career and after many years of working there he bought the business and continued working until the time of his death.

His love for hunting and fishing lead him to many adventures throughout his life and he found it extra special when he could share these times with his brother Mark.

His family and friends meant so much to him with his grandchildren being his pride and joy.

He always volunteered to bring a barbecue cooker he built to family gatherings to smoke the most delicious roast meats imaginable. These were good times that were always filled with good food, drinks and laughter.

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He was a larger than life type of guy being tall and energetic. He was so compassionate and never turned down help to anyone in need. He’ll always be remembered for his honest integrity, his humorous wit, the funny stories that would have everyone laughing until tears rolled down their faces and of course his total love for family and friends. Although he was a busy man he always took pride in having a beautiful yard, flowers and a garden.

He is survived by his wife Carrol of Elizabeth, Colo.; daughters Bobbi (Kelvin) Gomez of Otis, Colo., Kim Uhrig of Kiowa, Colo., Kari (Stan) Gomez of Brighton, Colo.; son Darin (Amy) Uhrig of Elizabeth, Colo.; step-daughter Shanna Vanderslice, Elizabeth of Colo.; five grandsons, two granddaughters; a step-granddaughter; sisters Kathy (Alfred) Luke of Julesburg, Colo., Sue (Joe) Sweet of Fleming, Colo.; brother Mark (Shelly) Uhrig of Grants Pass, Ore.; four nephews, four nieces and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and stepson Michael Hamilton.

Memorial services were held April 15, 2011 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Castle Rock, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in Darrell’s name to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Attn: Cashier, 6060 Broadway, Denver, Colo., 80216.

Darrell J. Uhrig, 66, of Elizabeth, Colo., passed away April 9, 2011.

He was born December 19, 1944 in Brush, Colo., to John and Violet Uhrig, the second born of four children and growing up on a farm southwest of Fleming, Colo. He attended a small rural school through eigth grade and graduated from Fleming High School in 1962. He was active in basketball, junior rodeos, hunting, fishing and farming for his dad. He married Donna Melvin in 1965 and to this union three daughters and a son were born. They were divorced and he later married Carrol (Kemp) Hamilton in 1984 bringing a son and daughter into his family.

Darrell proudly worked at Heabler Metal Products in Denver, Colo., and being a hard and dedicated worker he became a perfectionist in building precision type metal products. He made this his career and after many years of working there he bought the business and continued working until the time of his death.

His love for hunting and fishing lead him to many adventures throughout his life and he found it extra special when he could share these times with his brother Mark.

His family and friends meant so much to him with his grandchildren being his pride and joy.

He always volunteered to bring a barbecue cooker he built to family gatherings to smoke the most delicious roast meats imaginable. These were good times that were always filled with good food, drinks and laughter.

He was a larger than life type of guy being tall and energetic. He was so compassionate and never turned down help to anyone in need. He’ll always be remembered for his honest integrity, his humorous wit, the funny stories that would have everyone laughing until tears rolled down their faces and of course his total love for family and friends. Although he was a busy man he always took pride in having a beautiful yard, flowers and a garden.

He is survived by his wife Carrol of Elizabeth, Colo.; daughters Bobbi (Kelvin) Gomez of Otis, Colo., Kim Uhrig of Kiowa, Colo., Kari (Stan) Gomez of Brighton, Colo.; son Darin (Amy) Uhrig of Elizabeth, Colo.; step-daughter Shanna Vanderslice, Elizabeth of Colo.; five grandsons, two granddaughters; a step-granddaughter; sisters Kathy (Alfred) Luke of Julesburg, Colo., Sue (Joe) Sweet of Fleming, Colo.; brother Mark (Shelly) Uhrig of Grants Pass, Ore.; four nephews, four nieces and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and stepson Michael Hamilton.

Memorial services were held April 15, 2011 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Castle Rock, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in Darrell’s name to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Attn: Cashier, 6060 Broadway, Denver, Colo., 80216.

Darrell J. Uhrig, 66, of Elizabeth, Colo., passed away April 9, 2011.

He was born December 19, 1944 in Brush, Colo., to John and Violet Uhrig, the second born of four children and growing up on a farm southwest of Fleming, Colo. He attended a small rural school through eigth grade and graduated from Fleming High School in 1962. He was active in basketball, junior rodeos, hunting, fishing and farming for his dad. He married Donna Melvin in 1965 and to this union three daughters and a son were born. They were divorced and he later married Carrol (Kemp) Hamilton in 1984 bringing a son and daughter into his family.

Darrell proudly worked at Heabler Metal Products in Denver, Colo., and being a hard and dedicated worker he became a perfectionist in building precision type metal products. He made this his career and after many years of working there he bought the business and continued working until the time of his death.

His love for hunting and fishing lead him to many adventures throughout his life and he found it extra special when he could share these times with his brother Mark.

His family and friends meant so much to him with his grandchildren being his pride and joy.

He always volunteered to bring a barbecue cooker he built to family gatherings to smoke the most delicious roast meats imaginable. These were good times that were always filled with good food, drinks and laughter.

He was a larger than life type of guy being tall and energetic. He was so compassionate and never turned down help to anyone in need. He’ll always be remembered for his honest integrity, his humorous wit, the funny stories that would have everyone laughing until tears rolled down their faces and of course his total love for family and friends. Although he was a busy man he always took pride in having a beautiful yard, flowers and a garden.

He is survived by his wife Carrol of Elizabeth, Colo.; daughters Bobbi (Kelvin) Gomez of Otis, Colo., Kim Uhrig of Kiowa, Colo., Kari (Stan) Gomez of Brighton, Colo.; son Darin (Amy) Uhrig of Elizabeth, Colo.; step-daughter Shanna Vanderslice, Elizabeth of Colo.; five grandsons, two granddaughters; a step-granddaughter; sisters Kathy (Alfred) Luke of Julesburg, Colo., Sue (Joe) Sweet of Fleming, Colo.; brother Mark (Shelly) Uhrig of Grants Pass, Ore.; four nephews, four nieces and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and stepson Michael Hamilton.

Memorial services were held April 15, 2011 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Castle Rock, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in Darrell’s name to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Attn: Cashier, 6060 Broadway, Denver, Colo., 80216.

Darrell J. Uhrig, 66, of Elizabeth, Colo., passed away April 9, 2011.

He was born December 19, 1944 in Brush, Colo., to John and Violet Uhrig, the second born of four children and growing up on a farm southwest of Fleming, Colo. He attended a small rural school through eigth grade and graduated from Fleming High School in 1962. He was active in basketball, junior rodeos, hunting, fishing and farming for his dad. He married Donna Melvin in 1965 and to this union three daughters and a son were born. They were divorced and he later married Carrol (Kemp) Hamilton in 1984 bringing a son and daughter into his family.

Darrell proudly worked at Heabler Metal Products in Denver, Colo., and being a hard and dedicated worker he became a perfectionist in building precision type metal products. He made this his career and after many years of working there he bought the business and continued working until the time of his death.

His love for hunting and fishing lead him to many adventures throughout his life and he found it extra special when he could share these times with his brother Mark.

His family and friends meant so much to him with his grandchildren being his pride and joy.

He always volunteered to bring a barbecue cooker he built to family gatherings to smoke the most delicious roast meats imaginable. These were good times that were always filled with good food, drinks and laughter.

He was a larger than life type of guy being tall and energetic. He was so compassionate and never turned down help to anyone in need. He’ll always be remembered for his honest integrity, his humorous wit, the funny stories that would have everyone laughing until tears rolled down their faces and of course his total love for family and friends. Although he was a busy man he always took pride in having a beautiful yard, flowers and a garden.

He is survived by his wife Carrol of Elizabeth, Colo.; daughters Bobbi (Kelvin) Gomez of Otis, Colo., Kim Uhrig of Kiowa, Colo., Kari (Stan) Gomez of Brighton, Colo.; son Darin (Amy) Uhrig of Elizabeth, Colo.; step-daughter Shanna Vanderslice, Elizabeth of Colo.; five grandsons, two granddaughters; a step-granddaughter; sisters Kathy (Alfred) Luke of Julesburg, Colo., Sue (Joe) Sweet of Fleming, Colo.; brother Mark (Shelly) Uhrig of Grants Pass, Ore.; four nephews, four nieces and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and stepson Michael Hamilton.

Memorial services were held April 15, 2011 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Castle Rock, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in Darrell’s name to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Attn: Cashier, 6060 Broadway, Denver, Colo., 80216.

Darrell J. Uhrig, 66, of Elizabeth, Colo., passed away April 9, 2011.

He was born December 19, 1944 in Brush, Colo., to John and Violet Uhrig, the second born of four children and growing up on a farm southwest of Fleming, Colo. He attended a small rural school through eigth grade and graduated from Fleming High School in 1962. He was active in basketball, junior rodeos, hunting, fishing and farming for his dad. He married Donna Melvin in 1965 and to this union three daughters and a son were born. They were divorced and he later married Carrol (Kemp) Hamilton in 1984 bringing a son and daughter into his family.

Darrell proudly worked at Heabler Metal Products in Denver, Colo., and being a hard and dedicated worker he became a perfectionist in building precision type metal products. He made this his career and after many years of working there he bought the business and continued working until the time of his death.

His love for hunting and fishing lead him to many adventures throughout his life and he found it extra special when he could share these times with his brother Mark.

His family and friends meant so much to him with his grandchildren being his pride and joy.

He always volunteered to bring a barbecue cooker he built to family gatherings to smoke the most delicious roast meats imaginable. These were good times that were always filled with good food, drinks and laughter.

He was a larger than life type of guy being tall and energetic. He was so compassionate and never turned down help to anyone in need. He’ll always be remembered for his honest integrity, his humorous wit, the funny stories that would have everyone laughing until tears rolled down their faces and of course his total love for family and friends. Although he was a busy man he always took pride in having a beautiful yard, flowers and a garden.

He is survived by his wife Carrol of Elizabeth, Colo.; daughters Bobbi (Kelvin) Gomez of Otis, Colo., Kim Uhrig of Kiowa, Colo., Kari (Stan) Gomez of Brighton, Colo.; son Darin (Amy) Uhrig of Elizabeth, Colo.; step-daughter Shanna Vanderslice, Elizabeth of Colo.; five grandsons, two granddaughters; a step-granddaughter; sisters Kathy (Alfred) Luke of Julesburg, Colo., Sue (Joe) Sweet of Fleming, Colo.; brother Mark (Shelly) Uhrig of Grants Pass, Ore.; four nephews, four nieces and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and stepson Michael Hamilton.

Memorial services were held April 15, 2011 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Castle Rock, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in Darrell’s name to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Attn: Cashier, 6060 Broadway, Denver, Colo., 80216.

Darrell J. Uhrig, 66, of Elizabeth, Colo., passed away April 9, 2011.

He was born December 19, 1944 in Brush, Colo., to John and Violet Uhrig, the second born of four children and growing up on a farm southwest of Fleming, Colo. He attended a small rural school through eigth grade and graduated from Fleming High School in 1962. He was active in basketball, junior rodeos, hunting, fishing and farming for his dad. He married Donna Melvin in 1965 and to this union three daughters and a son were born. They were divorced and he later married Carrol (Kemp) Hamilton in 1984 bringing a son and daughter into his family.

Darrell proudly worked at Heabler Metal Products in Denver, Colo., and being a hard and dedicated worker he became a perfectionist in building precision type metal products. He made this his career and after many years of working there he bought the business and continued working until the time of his death.

His love for hunting and fishing lead him to many adventures throughout his life and he found it extra special when he could share these times with his brother Mark.

His family and friends meant so much to him with his grandchildren being his pride and joy.

He always volunteered to bring a barbecue cooker he built to family gatherings to smoke the most delicious roast meats imaginable. These were good times that were always filled with good food, drinks and laughter.

He was a larger than life type of guy being tall and energetic. He was so compassionate and never turned down help to anyone in need. He’ll always be remembered for his honest integrity, his humorous wit, the funny stories that would have everyone laughing until tears rolled down their faces and of course his total love for family and friends. Although he was a busy man he always took pride in having a beautiful yard, flowers and a garden.

He is survived by his wife Carrol of Elizabeth, Colo.; daughters Bobbi (Kelvin) Gomez of Otis, Colo., Kim Uhrig of Kiowa, Colo., Kari (Stan) Gomez of Brighton, Colo.; son Darin (Amy) Uhrig of Elizabeth, Colo.; step-daughter Shanna Vanderslice, Elizabeth of Colo.; five grandsons, two granddaughters; a step-granddaughter; sisters Kathy (Alfred) Luke of Julesburg, Colo., Sue (Joe) Sweet of Fleming, Colo.; brother Mark (Shelly) Uhrig of Grants Pass, Ore.; four nephews, four nieces and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and stepson Michael Hamilton.

Memorial services were held April 15, 2011 at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Castle Rock, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made in Darrell’s name to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, Attn: Cashier, 6060 Broadway, Denver, Colo., 80216.