Curtis Pingleton, died Jan. 27, 2009, at his home in Palisade. He was 75. A private burial with military honors will be held later in the week.
Curtis was born in Alton, Mo., Jan. 17, 1934, and eventually made his way to Colorado. He retired in 1992. Prior to retirement he worked as an auto mechanic and truck driver. Curtis was a veteran of the Korean War and was given an honorable discharge in March of 1957. He was a Private 1st Class and then served in the Army Reserves until 1962 as an Honorable Private.
Curtis met his wife, Judy, and married her in December of 1992.
He is survived by: his wife, Judy; daughter, Cherie (Tom) Burris of Columbia, Mo.; sons, Tony (Joyce) of Palisade, Tim (JoAnn) of Columbia; sister, Brenda Bennett of Hardy, Ark.; brothers, Carl of O'Fallon, Mo., Keith of Lebannon, Mo., Gary of Carlinville, Ill.; step-son, Ben (Kelley) of Grand Junction; stepdaughters, Susan (Robin) of Grand Junction, Larissa (Steve) of Monterey, Calif.; grandchildren, Eugene (Kristian), Michael, Emma Drew, and Rylei; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Leland and Nora Barton Pingleton; two brothers, Larry Wade and Loren; and stepson, Drew.
In lieu of flowers, Judy would ask those interested to make a donation to the Roice Hurst Human Society (3320 D 1/2 Road, Clifton, CO. 81520) in honor of Curtis Pingleton.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Snell-McLean Funeral Home.