Harold Henry Conley

harold conley

October 20, 1923 ~ November 5, 2007

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Harold H. Conley, 84, of Pueblo, CO, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at a Pueblo hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Conley was born Oct. 20, 1923, at Palmyra, Kentucky, the son of Dewey and Verna Louise McCarty Conley. He grew up and attended school in Ohio, graduating from Fayetteville High School, in Fayetteville, Ohio. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a radio technician. After the war he worked for Western Electric in Denver, CO. In 1952, he moved to Albuquerque, NM where he worked at Sandia Laboratory before moving to Idaho Falls, ID in 1955, to work at the National Reactor Testing Station designing electronic test equipment. In 1970, he moved to Boulder, CO. and worked for Dow Chemical at Rocky Flats outside of Denver, CO. After a short retirement he moved to Pueblo in 1977 to work as an electronic technician at the National Transportation Testing Site until he retired in 1986. Mr. Conley was an active member of the Amateur Radio Relay League, the Idaho Falls and Pueblo Amateur Radio Clubs and the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, where he volunteered for the past six years helping repair World War II radios. All his life he was an avid photographer, having his nature pictures published in the Pueblo calendar over the last 10 years. He married Donna M. Warner Jul. 30, 1948, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Warner, in Boulder, CO. She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Linda K. Johnson, Sedona, AZ; a son, David D. (Barbara) Conley, Commerce City, CO; four brothers, Homer B. (Ellabelle) Conley, Dayton, OH, Delbert E. Conley, Albuquerque, NM, Denver L. (Jane) Conley, Hillsboro, OH, Troy G. Conley, Columbus, OH; two grandsons, Eric B. Johnson and Timothy R. Johnson; and one great grandson, Xander D. Johnson. Preceded him in death were his parents; and two brothers, William F. Conley and Darrell E. Conley. Graveside service, 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at Mountain View Cemetery in Boulder, CO. In lieu of food or flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pueblo Historical Aircraft Society, c/o Pueblo Aircraft Weisbrod Museum, 31001 Magnuson Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001. Online condolences, Montgomerysteward.com

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  1. We were deeply saddened to hear about Harold. Harold was a great mentor to those who worked with him as well as a great friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  2. My wife Ella and I are saddened to learn of Harold Conley’s death. This talented man was first loved by my parents, Buel and Opal Mc Carty, and later us kids loved Harold, and we were so glad to see Donna and Harold on their many visits back to Ohio. Harold is now absent from the body, and present with our Heavenly Father. Family, relatives, and friends can take comfort in that thought. I say to Harold now…”Thanks for the wonderful memories, Cuz!”

  3. We were saddened to hear about Harold’s passing. We have many good memories of your visiting here. Our Mother thought a lot of Harold and I know that he returned that love.

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