October 1, 1929 ~ June 8, 2003
Reverend Gene Widener, 73, passed away June 8, 2003, in Pueblo, CO. Survived by his wife, Wyvonna Widener, of the family home in Pueblo West; children, Dennis (Rose) Widener of Deadwood, SD, David Widener of Wichita, KS, John (Margo) Mylott of Muscatine, IA, and Jean (Ken) Hill of Sturgeon Bay, WI; siblings, Ethel White of Amity, MO, Verlea Kretzer and Rev. Bill Widener, both of St. Joseph, MO; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Gene was born October 1, 1929, in St. Joseph, MO and served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He earned 2 PhD's, was a TWA pilot for 7 years, a minister for over 50 years, owned a computer business and a Christian Book Store in Cameron, MO. Gene also founded Majestic Baptist Church in Pueblo West and Pastored there for 5½ years. His hobbies included model railroading, gardening, reading, computers, photography, and prior to his heart attack, one of his passions in life was flying. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Belmont Baptist Church, 1401 Jerry Murphy, with Rev. Bill Irwin, Pastor Jim Wessels, and Rev. Bill Widener officiating. Those who desire, may make memorials to Belmont Baptist Church through the funeral home. Gene is greatly loved and will be sadly missed by family and friends.