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LeRoy Everett Shotwell

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“Rob - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kacy Thompson classmate from RMHS ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Kacy Thompson - Lund

“To each of you in LeRoy's family-Although we hadn't seen LeRoy in quite a while we remember his ready smile and willingness to help when ever he...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Bob and Liz Webb - CO

“Some of my most treasured childhood memories are of summertime visits to the Shotwells. Roy was Dad's best friend and Mary became a close friend of...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Randy Lovitt - Spencer, IA

“Thinking of you and was glad "Digger" could be a part of his memories for you Mary Lou & Harry Elder ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Lou & Harry Elder - CO

“Mary, so sorry to hear of your father's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Milre Goodrich Henry - Shawnee, OK

“Roy was a blessing and inspiration in my life as a child growing up into the woman I am today. He witnessed me entering kindergarten in 1977 and...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Diane Ziegler-Taladay - CO

“Roy and I worked together for 8 years at Water Pik. We had some wonderful hunting trips together from North Park down to Montrose that are treasured...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ron Segul - Fort Collins, CO

“I worked with LeRoy at Water Pik back in 1979 - 1982 in the Tool and Die Shop. His voice is still with me asking, " aren't those parts done yet?"...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Gerardus Mondriaan - Fort Collins, CO

“Bud remembers a Christmas he spent with the Shotwell family. They butchered a couple hogs the next day, then got snowed in. After several days, he...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bud and Clarian - Spencer, IA


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LeRoy "Roy" Everett Shotwell, 84, of Fort Collins, went to be with his Lord on March 24, 2010 after a series of illnesses. LeRoy was born on July 29, 1925, in Haig, NE to Alice and Everett Shotwell. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on an Armed Guard Tanker, carrying High Octane fuel for the airplanes. He served in five different War Zones and was proud to have given this service to his Country. LeRoy married Dorothy Mann on January 9, 1948 in Kearney, NE. They had three children, Kathy, Mary, and Rob. They have lived in Fort Collins since 1957. Roy worked at Woodward Governor for 9 years and at Teledyne Water Pic for 17 years, taking a disability retirement in 1982. He was a member of the American Baptist Church in Fort Collins for 52 years. LeRoy loved his Church and served on nearly every board, and as Church School Teacher. He loved the out of doors and the mountains, enjoying camping with family and friends. LeRoy is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Kathy (Richard) Struck of Fort Lupton, Mary Schumm (Tom Hiskett) of Pierce, and Rob (Laura) Shotwell of Loveland; two granddaughters, Tracey of Davenport, IA and Darcey of Arvada; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leona Ziegenhagen and Beth Joder of Fort Collins. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Funeral Home. A Service Celebration of his life will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at the American Baptist Church, 600 S. Shields in Fort Collins. Interment Resthaven Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Baptist Church or Pathways Hospice in care of Resthaven Funeral Home, 8426 S Hwy 287, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

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