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Louis Evans Spomer

May 13, 1938 September 5, 2012
Louis Evans Spomer
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Spomer, Louis Evans was born May 13, 1938 to Ann and Louis Spomer in St. Luke’s Hospital, Denver. He lived on the family farm in Milliken, 10 miles west of Greeley. When he was 2 and a half his father was killed in an accident and his mother was appointed to fill the position of County Clerk and Recorder, held by her husband at the time of his death. Lou had a brother Charles who died in 1967 and a sister Elizabeth who was killed on a bicycle trip in 1955. Lou attended elementary school in Greeley, completing one year of high school there and the other three at the Holy Cross Abby in Canyon City. He was always grateful for the education and discipline he received from the Benedictine Brothers. Following high school he attended Rockford College for a year and then finished at the University of Denver Business School in 1969 with a degree in Finance. He joined Kappa Sigma Fraternity there and made lifelong friends. In 1963 he married Janet Thumm after spending two years in the army in Germany as a teletype intercept operator. They had a son Steven the same year and a daughter Julie born in 1966. After several positions in the financial field, Lou and two men started a company Citywide Funding, retiring in 2000 at the age of 62. He “launched” his retirement by sailing the Bahamas for 4 months with a fraternity brother. Lou always said that he was born to retire because of the enjoyment he had in the following years. The time he spent with four grandchildren Kaitlin, Maddie, Chloe and John Louis babysitting, field trip chaperone, Santa Claus and sports spectator was very special. His favorite nickname was “Wooie” which he acquired when the little grandchildren couldn’t pronounce Louie. Lou picked up several hobbies in retirement: golf, soaring, tai chi, photography, reading, art collecting and a sports fan. He found that he had artistic talent in drawing, painting and especially pottery on the wheel. The travel bug took Lou to many countries though he maintained that the uniqueness of China was his favorite. Lou’s hearty laugh, wonderful joke-telling, ability to stay sober since 1987 and sincere generosity earned him the love and respect of dear family and friends. He lost his battle with prostate cancer on September 5, 2012 and leaves a legacy of memories not soon forgotten.

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