Cecil W. 'Bill' Gant, 80, passed away Jan. 7, 2013. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Harriet; children, Kim (David) Ritchie, Kristi (Bill Takash) Gant, Mike (Valerie) Gant and Kari (Garrett) Chandler; siblings, Betty, Albert, Lois, Kenneth, Nancy and Paul; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Frances; three sisters, Beverly, Janet and Judith. He retired as a Carman from D&RGW Railroad in 1994 after 39 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He will be fondly remembered as a strong and loving husband, dad and grandpa. There will be no viewing as cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Bruce McCandless Colorado State Veterans Home, 903 Moore Dr., Florence, CO 81226.

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  1. Kari, I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. He will always be with you in your heart and in spirit. He had to have been a wonderful man…..he raised a wonderful daughter. Sending my love and a hug.

  2. Fifty-four years is not nearly enough for a marriage like Bill and Harriet’s. As a young girl, I admired their relationship and their family. Uncle Bill exhibited a quiet strength and seemed to have control of every situation. I join the ranks of the many who will miss him. I am there in spirit today. Cindy McCoy (Beverly’s daughter)

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