Gale Lynn McBee
September 27, 1948 ~ May 12, 2022
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Gale Lynn McBee
Longtime Pueblo resident, Gale (Robert) Lynn McBee 73, passed away peacefully in his home, May 12th, 2022. Gale was born September 27, 1948, to M.D. McBee and Pearl Pottorff McBee in Lamar, Colorado.
Gale grew up in Lamar, Colorado and attended school in a one room country schoolhouse Kindergarten through eighth grade in May Valley, Colorado. He gave full credit for his amazing mathematical skills to his favorite teacher, Nelly Guy. He went into town to attend Lamar High School and met his lifetime love, Darlene Scranton McBee, at age 15. She was at the movies with her sisters when he jumped over the movie theater seat and gave her a big kiss. From that day on they spent over 58 years sticking together through thick and thin and enjoying many adventures.
Gale was a jack of all trades and a master of them all. He worked on his family farm, tackled the oil rigs, drove a semi, was a professional painter and ran cattle in Lamar. He was a talented contractor and built his own home from the ground up. He worked in the construction industry throughout Colorado, Las Vegas and Nashville. He was an entrepreneur and owned a variety of businesses, including a pool hall, a tavern, and finishing his career at his store, Baxter Liquor, in Pueblo. Gale believed in hard work. He worked every day from a young age and was still managing and running his liquor store up to this year. Gale was always the first one to help someone in need. We teased he collected “stray people” and helped strangers and friends without any qualms.
Gale was a charmer and a flirt. He was so personable that he made friends wherever he would go. He would be the first one to tell a joke and was generous to a fault. He would buy the first round, and the second, and the third… Gale was the life of any party and was known for hosting some crazy shindigs at Queens Lake and the Pat & Sue bar in Lamar. There was fun to be had any time he was around. He lived life to the fullest and accepted any challenge or invitation to adventure. His customer appreciation parties in Pueblo were well attended and full of surprises. His customers would come in to shoot the breeze, bring him some anti-diet sweets, and occasionally enjoy a “taste” of a new product that was “just in” If we know Gale, he is now telling jokes with his loved ones, raising a glass with the angels and playing with his favorite dog, Dodger, in a healthy body.
Gale is survived by his wife Darlene McBee of Pueblo, CO. son, Robert McBee (Jennifer), of Pueblo, CO, daughter Christy (Robert Alejo) McBee, of Alamosa, CO, grandsons, Shane (Emily Andrews) Weber, of Las Vegas, NV and Tysen (Alexandra Cover) Weber of Schenectady NY, brother, Donald (Alta) McBee of Lamar, CO. and by his many beloved nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Kenny McBee and his adored sister, Bobbi McBee Bauer. Per Gale’s request, cremation was chosen, and a private memorial service will be held later. Montgomery & Steward is in care of the arrangements. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, Gale supported the “Tunnels to Towers” Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306. To leave online tributes, remembrances and words of comfort for Gale’s family, please visit MontgomerySteward.com