Gary W. Kerlin, 65, passed away Oct. 8, 2006, in Pueblo. Survived by his children, Jennifer Fuqua of Aurora, Colo., Chris Kerlin of Cairo, Egypt, Matthew Kerlin and Meghan Kerlin, both of Norcross, Ga.; grandson, Bryan Fuqua; and siblings, Kip (Trudy Jo) Kerlin of Franklin, Tenn. and Sandra (Larry) Horning of Sparks, Nev. Gary was born to Jerry and Ona Mae Kerlin on July 24, 1941, in Montrose, Colo. He graduated from Pueblo Centennial High School and Colorado State University. Gary recently retired from Sears as an employee relations manager after 30 years of service. He lived 7 years in Illinois and 17 years in Georgia through his employment with Sears. Gary was a member of Knights of Columbus, ABC Bowling and Field's Club Atlanta Tennis Association (ALTA) for six years. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either American Cancer Society or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. To the family of Gary, I just learned of Gary’s passing and like my sister wanted to pass along my condolences. As my sister mentioned in her note to you all I remember the “get togethers” we had while growing up in Pueblo. Our parents were such great friends. Our mothers were more like Sisters than just good friends. I have many fond memories of the Kerlin family, may God bless you all at this most trying time.

  2. I just found out that Gary has gone to join his wonderful parents. The last time I saw him was at my fathers funeral on April 15, 2006. Despite being so short of breath, he came and still had that wonderful smile on his face and typical laugh. His parents and my parents were great friends. We all spent many happy hours having family dinners. His mother was as great a sports fan as Gary. I hope to hear from Kip and Sandra. They, along with Gary, sent such beautiful flowers to my Dad’s funeral. My Mom and their Mom were as close as sisters with church functions and bridge club etc. Our parents spent every New Year’s eve together – I can still hear them all laughing. You can believe they were all there waiting to greet our dear friend, Gary.

  3. Gary and I shared many memories thru
    Centennial, till we graduated in 1959.
    A man is measured by what he leaves
    behind-He has really good children AND many friends who care. Good luck Gary, we’ll all meet again soon kid-watch for us.
    Jim S Parlapiano

  4. To a good man with a good heart. You will live on in our memories of the good times that we shared.

    Michael, Liz and Luke

  5. I had never met Mr.Kerlin,but had the pleasure of getting to know him through his daughter Jennifer. She lovingly cared for him and often spoke of how special it was to visit,laugh,eat green grapes and do crossword puzzles with him.He will be truly missed and fondly remembered. My prayers are with the family.

  6. The Centennial Girls of 1960 send our sympathy to Gary’s family. Gary graduated the year before us and his sister Sandra a year after. We remember him well, especially during our school years and the years he lived on Greenwood.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. I work with Gary for many years, he was well liked and well thought of. He was a hard worker and always wanted what was best for Sears employes. It has been a blessing to have known him and worked with him! We will all miss him!

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