David Don Plymell

david plymell

January 2, 1951 ~ October 28, 2017

Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

David Don Plymell, 66, passed away October 28, 2017. Survived by his Wife, Carolyn Plymell; Brother -Dan (Donna) Plymell, Brother -Wayne (Georgie) Plymell, Sister -Verna (Jerry) Frick, Aunt-Genevieve Buffalow, as well as in-laws, Bill (Cris) Goldsberry, Joyce (Ray) Lukes, Carl Goldsberry, Linda (Gary) Shaufler, Diana Plymell and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by, Parents- Don (June) Plymell, Brother- Edward Plymell. Dave was born to Don and June Plymell on January 2, 1951, in Pueblo Colorado. He worked for Denver Rio Grande, Southern Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads for a total of 44 years. Dave enjoyed fishing and hanging out with family and friends. He also enjoyed his multiple dogs, playing cards, working on model airplanes and trains, working on his hot rods and collecting train memorabilia. Dave was an avid Broncos fan. At his request, no viewing or services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I will miss Dave he was a great man i love hIm lIke a big brother. Loves to my family know I’m there in spirit holding you during this hard time.

  2. Well big brother what can I say? (But) thank you!! You took care of me since I was young. You were my parent, my brother, my teacher, my friend. For that I say “I love you very much”. I will miss you and I will never forget you. One day we will be together again. With all my love. Your Sister Verna P.S You and Ed be-have yourself!!

  3. Carolyn, It was an honor to know Dave and we will miss his smile and seeing him light up when we found a nice item to add to his railroad collection! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Carolyn, I am praying that God give you strenght through this time of loss. Take care my friend.

  5. Carolyn, I am praying that God give you strenght through this time of loss. Take care my friend.

  6. Carolyn, I am praying that God give you strenght through this time of loss. Take care my friend.

  7. Carolyn, I am praying that God give you strenght through this time of loss. Take care my friend.

  8. My deepest sympathy to Carol and the Plymell family, they always treated me like a good friend that I and Dave were. I met Dave on a cold December day when we both hired out for the DRGW RR in 1972; we worked which each other for over 40+ years (like clock work) and were still true friends when we retired. I have a lot of memories with him that will not be forgotten. God bless him and give him peace, we will meet again. Friend for eternity John M. Pavlica

  9. Carolyn – so sorry. Dave was a great guy and we’ll miss him and his great big smile, sense of humor, and fun spirit. Love and hugs to you. ~Larry

  10. We will miss you so Dave you were such a wonderful person.
    I always loved it when you and Wayne would give each other a hard time.
    There is a song that says I hope the Angles know what they have and ask what it is like in Heaven. I know they have a Gem In you for sure tell Ed Hi and may you two enjoy being together again. No more pain. What a wonderful place to be there in the arms of Jesus. We love you so RIP tell we meet again.

  11. Carol, Dave was such a good person and true friend. We so enjoyed the times we shared together. He was so good to our kids and they considered him “family”. We are so glad to share the cruise with both of you and it is one memory Tom and I will always cherish. We enjoyed our numerous card games and times together. We wish you peace and blessings. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Love and blessings. Tom & Nina Wisthoff

  12. I worked with Dave as well on the old D&RGW;. I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a great man to work with. Many long nights and great cuts to switch. He was very good at the job. Also, he was just fun.

  13. rest in peace i have known dave for a lot of years way back at school our prayers are with him and his family

  14. Dave and I worked together for many years. And I sincerely enjoyed working with him and appreciated his friendship.Try to focus on your beautiful memories of him.Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I will truly miss him.

  15. Dave was a good friend and great to work with. He worked and was a lot of fun. Made the job easy. God bless you all.

  16. I worked with Dave back in the Rio Grande days, I was in one of the last groups they hired and will always remember Dave having a lot of patience with us new guys, I truly respected him for that, he was always great to work with and I enjoyed his company. My condolences to his many friends and family. RIP my friend!


  18. Sorry to read about Dave’s passing. I worked with him for 40 some years. He was a great guy to work with. Rest in peace.

  19. WE had GREAT times thru the years. Will miss you Dave! Carol and Family our prayers are with each and everyone of you. We Love you Chuck and Carol Granato

  20. My deepest condolences to the Plymell family for your loss. May you find comfort in all your loving memories. I can only imagine the shenanigans that he and Big Ed are planning up in Heaven together. God Bless.

  21. I can’t say anything except good things about my friend and co-worker Dave. Even his nick name -(plywood) given to him by baby John makes me smile. Like they used to say–only the good die young. Dave was a good guy and I will miss him dearly. To all the Plymell family —-God bless–& peace.


    Jay (jbird) Butterfield

  22. Our Sincere sympathy to the Plymell family. May you find comfort in your loving memories. Thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sincerely, Bill and Charlene Wisthoff

  23. My sincere sympathy to Carol & family. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
    May Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, & Perpetual light shine upon him.
    Love & Prayers always

  24. Deepest sympathy to the Plymell family, thoughts and prayers are with you all. Worked with Dave 42 years and can’t say or think of a bad thing. David, you were a good man, you will be missed by all that knew you. My friend, Rest In Peace and god bless you. — Baby John

  25. Carol, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m so sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of Dave when I was growing up. I remember always asking my Mom if Dave was the engineer of every train we saw when going back and forth to Colorado Springs. He was such a kind man and helped my Mom whenever she needed anything.

  26. Carol,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and Dave today. I was very fond of Dave. Such a good friend. Always enjoyed his company. He’ll be greatly missed.

  27. Carol and family My deepest condolences for your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers.May God bless you and comfort you.

  28. I worked with Dave at the railroad what a good man he was he always treated me good I’ll never forget you my friend may you rest in peace and may you ride the train to the heavens of the Earth into the universe it was in joyful working with you my deepest condolence to your family always your friend Kenny G

  29. Carol and family I am so sorry for your loss. I really liked Dave and I know he will be missed. My prayers are with you.

  30. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Please let us know if you need anything.

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