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Gale E. Eaton

February 8, 1947 February 8, 1947
Gale E. Eaton
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Gale Eugene Eaton of Commerce City, Colorado. Born February 8, 1947 in Fairmont, Nebraska to Robert N. and Marjorie E. Eaton and died at his home on September 5, 2017 at the age of 70.

Gale is survived by his mother Marjorie Elaine Eaton, his siblings Gary B. Eaton, Richard L. Eaton (Sharon), Debbie Eaton Taylor (David) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his father Robert N. Eaton and his sister Jo Annette Motley (Dale).

Known by his medical staff as “The Legend” for beating the odds of his long illness, we will remember him as The Legend for many more reasons. Gale grew up in Englewood, Colorado and he was a sports legend at Englewood High School. Prior to graduating in 1966, he excelled in football, wrestling, and track. Gale was voted “Most Athletic”, was Captain of the football team, and All Conference halfback. Two year Wrestling District Champ, he was Second in State his Senior year. Gale attended Western State College on Football and Wrestling scholarships. He was a rodeo champ in the Little Britches Rodeo organization. As a craftsman, he could build or repair anything. He loved children and animals and had a soft spot for anything suffering.

His generosity, kindness and his many talents were legendary. Gale was loved by everyone who knew him.

Life is eternal, love is immortal, and death is only a horizon;
A horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
~Rossiter Worthington Raymond

Until we meet again, rest at peace in the loving and healing arms of our Lord.

We miss you, Bud.

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