John Harland McGraw

john mcgraw

May 27, 1936 ~ July 14, 2018

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

John Harland McGraw, 82, passed away July 14, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon L. McGraw; children, Karen (Loyd) Wheeler of Bardstown, Ky., James (Melissa) McGraw of Kearney, Neb., Richard (Carol) McGraw of Pueblo, Colo.; grandchildren, John R. (Amanda) Wheeler, Laree Wheeler, Rebecca McGraw, Kimberly McGraw, Heather McGraw, Christopher McGraw, Brandon McGraw, Joshua McGraw, Isaiah McGraw and Jonathon McGraw; great-grandchildren, Jayden and Nyjah; sisters, Ila Butler, Deanna Blackburn, Sharon (Ken) Fulton; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Vincel and Gertrude (Carr) McGraw; wife, Frieda McGraw; son, John V. McGraw; brothers, Kenneth McGraw and Harold McGraw; sisters, Geraldine Dreese, Loraine Smith and Doris Calvert. He was born in Garden City, Kan., attended schools in Pueblo, Colo. He was a manager of Grief Brothers, Pueblo for 25 years. He was devoted to his family, McGraw yearly reunions, square dancing, hunting, fishing, mountain camping, monthly dinners with Centennial Class 1954 and devoted Broncos, Avalanche and Rockies fan. He lived in Pueblo, Colo, Colorado Springs, Colo. and 20 years total in Rye, Colo. until 2017. No services. He wished to be remembered and celebrated by those who have memories of him and his life. Donations may be made in his memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005 (who were so caring) or to PAWS for life, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO 81001 as he loved all his adopted animals. Online condolences,

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  1. Dear McGraw family: Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Please also find comfort in the following: John 11:11 where Jesus said, “…Lazarus our friend has gone to rest, but I am journeying there to awaken him from the sleep.” Our Heavenly Father holds out the hope of the resurrection and the ability to see our loved ones again.

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