Gary L. Boden of Hotchkiss died July 4, 2017, in Ontario, Canada, doing what he enjoyed -- traveling, playing golf and fishing for "the big ones." He was 69.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Hotchkiss Elks Lodge #1807.
Mr. Boden is survived by his wife, Wanda Boden of Hotchkiss; his son, Brian (Bev) Boden of Buffalo, Wyo.; his daughter, Jennifer of Rocky Ford; two brothers, Tim (Sue) Boden of Oakland, Mich., and Scott (Sally) Boden of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; four grandchildren, Lane, Eva, Tera and Kodi; and extended family.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of one's choice.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.