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Gilbert Joseph Roy

May 15, 1927 September 21, 2017
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Gilbert Joseph Roy of Littleton, Colorado was born in Webster, Kansas to Edmond and Alma Roy on May 15, 1927. Gilbert passed September 21, 2017 at his mountain cabin near Deckers, Colorado at the age of 90.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Maxine, his children and their spouses; Leland (Constance) Roy, Dennis (Dee) Roy, Roberta (Jim) Bendik, Jeffrey (Shaun) Roy, Scott Roy, Jolene (Jim) Michaels, Kevin (Rhonda) Roy, his twenty grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and his siblings, Geraldine Pride, Annette (Carl) Swearingen, and Karen (Eldon) LaBarge.

Gilbert was preceded in death by his children Barbara and Steven and his sisters Rita (Robert) Stover and Germaine (Ronald) Thompson.

Gilbert met Maxine in 1947 in Beloit, Kansas at a local dance and married June 1, 1948. Gilbert was a man of faith that learned early on that hard work would be a way of life especially with the passing of his parents within a year of each other. Gil and his new bride moved to Colorado in 1953 with four kids in tow and five to follow. Gil began what would become a successful general contracting and construction business that has stood for decades. “Gil-Roy Construction” would become a well-respected name in the Denver area. He eventually passed on this business to family after his full retirement in 2003. At the beginning, and in the early and lean years, Gil, Maxine and the kids began transporting used and unused bricks to land purchased near Deckers, Colorado. These bricks would become the very foundation for a dream come true. Their cabin in the mountains has become larger over time with many additions to accommodate a continually growing extended family. This cabin would eventually become a permanent home for Gil and Maxine. The many family and friends were always welcome and among these faces, Gil felt he had truly found sanctuary.

Gil and Maxine traveled widely and always enjoyed an adventure whether sitting in a boat on a mountain lake with rods in the water, seeing country by motor home or walking through a watermelon patch in Southern Colorado. Most of all, they loved being surrounded by family. We will miss Gilbert Roy’s familiar ‘Howdy doody.”

May God bless a truly great man.

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Previous Events

Service

Thursday

28

Sep

10:30 AM 9/28/2017 10:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9/28/2017 12:00:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Church

6853 South Prince Street
Littleton, CO 80120

Recitation of the Rosary at 10:30 AM followed by Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM with lunch reception in the lower level of the church until 1:30 PM.

St. Mary Catholic Church
6853 South Prince Street Littleton 80120 CO
United States

Graveside

Thursday

28

Sep

2:00 PM 9/28/2017 2:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 9/28/2017 2:30:00 PM
Littleton Cemetery

6155 South Prince Street
Littleton, CO 80120

For those that would like to attend the graveside with Gil's family.

Littleton Cemetery
6155 South Prince Street Littleton 80120 CO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Littleton Cemetery Final Resting Place

6155 South Prince Street
Littleton, CO 80120

6155 South Prince Street Littleton 80120 CO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Carmelite Monastery

6138 South Gallup Street
Littleton, CO 80120
Please donate in Gil's name and memory.
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