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George W. Dwight

February 3, 1918 — October 5, 2010

George W. Dwight

George W. Dwight, 92, died in Loveland, CO Oct 5, 2010. Born Feb 3, 1918 in Elkhart KS. to Norman and Myrtle Jane Dwight. A proud 10th generation descendant of John Dwight of Dedham Eng & Dedham,Mass. who came to America in 1634 with his family & brothers’ family. George’s health has been amazingly good during his 92 years until the end of June when it started a steady decline. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 yrs, Thelma (Hyde) Dwight, in Dec of 2007; his parents Norman 1970, Myrtle 1988; his sisters: Maxine, Pearl, Mabel, Ethel and brothers John Harvey, Jackie, Claude Henry. His survivors include his son George L., of Pueblo; daughter, Norma (Bill) Maybee, of Loveland CO. 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren, sisters Bessie (Marshall Elmer) Downey of Pueblo, Ruth (John Wayne) Caple of Sherman, Tex; his brother, Frank of Pueblo. Norman and Myrtle made their home's at various places from Elkhart KS, Campo, CO. and other's in the far SE corner of CO as dryland farmers until the dust storms of the '30's When their youngest four children and her father Mace Coultice, of Elkhart KS died of dust pneumonia and other related illnesses. In 1934-36, George served in the CCC's in Springfield and Castle Rock, CO. During this time, the family moved to Beulah, CO. where they stayed until death and the children married & scattered. His accomplishments were many. During WWII he served in the Army/Air Corp as an aircraft mechanic crew chief. When the war was over he went back to work at the CF&I taking a Pipefitters apprenticeship. Upon graduation his test scores and grades were the highest in the nation. The Union awarded him a fully paid trip to the Steel Industries annual meetings in New York City in Dec 1951. He worked at the mill until retiring at age 58 in 1976. He was the 8th member of Pueblo Calf Roping Club and belonged to the Pueblo Appaloosa Club for many years. He and a friend bought 21 head of brahma roping calves as a seed to his cattle herd. Ending up with 100 pair and 9 horse's. Having horse's his entire life until 1990, he developed a special interest in appaloosa's, raising and training them for over 25yrs. Along with their grandson, Tom Maybee, they operated Economy Tire for over ten years, before finally retiring for the final time to begin touring the country and spending winters in AZ. His interests were elk hunting for over 30 years. Together, George & Thelma drove to Alaska to fish and hunt moose, caribou & brown bear. Successfully getting all except the bear. They returned down the west coast to visit family & friends then back home in time to partake in the annual elk hunt. His last 25 years included fishing in his boat on Pueblo Reservoir until about age 85. George’s greatest accomplishment was caring for his wife who suffered with Alzheimer’s Disease for the last ten years of her life. Mr. Dwight will lie in state from 2 pm until 6 pm on Sunday at the mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 10 am on Monday, October 11, 2010 in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Those wishing to do so are asked to make contributions in memory of Mr & Mrs Dwight to the Alzheimer’s Assn., which is dear to the heart of the entire family. The family expresses their thanks to everyone for the many cards, calls and e-mails over these trying months. Online condolences at DavisMortuary.com.
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