Al passed away last Monday evening, January 30,l in Aurora. The memorial service was in Denver on Friday, followed by burial at Byers, Colorado.
Al was born May 29, 1926, at Thurman, Colorado. His mother died about four months later and Al was raised by his paternal grandparents. They moved to Denver when Al was young, and he attended West High School.
After service in the Navy during World War II, Al married Darlene Shade in 1947. They had four children — Linda Peterson and Dennis, Mark and David Whitlatch — and several grandchildren.
Most of Al’s working career was as a truck driver. He became partly paralyzed from a spinal tumor in 1972. His gentle spirit in the face of this calamity was inspirational to others.
Al had been part of this congregation since 1989. We will surely miss him May God bless his grieving family.