October 7, 1931 ~ November 14, 2020

Born in: Longmont, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo West, Colorado

Ronald Courtney Graves, 89, of Pueblo West, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, November 14, 2020, after a long journey of congestive heart issues. During his life, Courtney enjoyed hiking, nature, photography, hunting, and traveling to 22 countries. He retired from the Colorado Mental Health Institute after 33 years as a psychiatric social worker.
Courtney is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jeanne Graves along with his four children: Gary Graves (Lucia), Ellyn Reynolds (Stuart), Glenn Graves, and Lori Unruh. He was a devoted grandfather to Nathan Koury, Danielle Graves, Kyla Kochenberger (Luke), Ryan Graves, William Graves, Vincent Unruh, Kamille Koury, and Olivia Unruh.
His faith prepared him for an everlasting life with Jesus Christ as described in John 3:16. “Be There” was his favorite last message to all the family.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Smile Train at smiletrain.org, one of Courtney’s favorite organizations.

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  1. CandleImageCourtney was and will always be such a dear friend. I look forward to the day when I and all those who love him will be united with him again in heaven. Until then, I will continue to look after sweet Jeanne as she is such a precious sister in the Lord.

  2. Sorry for your great loss. We send our condolences and prayers for the whole family. We have enjoyed knowing Courtney for many years.

    • Roger and Ann, finally figured out how to reply. It was so comforting to hear from you. Our friendship goes way back. god willing we will celebrate his life on June 12th at our Amazing Grace Church. More details will follow. Love in Christ – Jeanne and family

  3. CandleImageCondolences and prayers to Jeanne, Lori and the entire Graves Family. Courtney was always very nice and I always picture him watching his Nature shows and writing in his journal. He will be missed greatly!

    • Dana, sorry it took me so long to reply. It was so thoughtful of you to send us a comforting message.
      Courtney enjoyed watching you and Lori grow up together – providing us with warmth and laughter.
      We miss him very much but so happy for him – that he is free of his health issues and present with God, Jesus, his family and many friends. Love, Jeanne and family

  4. Jean, Laurie and family, I am so sorry for your loss.It is so painful to lose those we love . Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Hello Pat,
      We are pleased and comforted to hear from you regarding the loss of Courtney. Our friendship goes way back to you and Guy. I am so happy that we all finally got together several years ago – or has it been longer. Your pain in losing Tanya after that is so hard to imagine. I am glad she could be there with all of the family. Thank you for thinking of us at this sad time. Love, Jeanne and family

  5. I am very sorry for your loss of Courtney. Jeanne, my prayers are with you and your family. Love, Betty and family

    • Betty – I am so sorry for the delay in responding to your comforting words. I was doing the post wrong and it wasn’t going through. I was pleased to hear from you and hope we can stay in touch from now on. Our friendship goes back to many years. If you get this late message, please send me your email or home address. Love, Jeanne and family

  6. Jeanne and family,

    So sorry to hear of Courtney’s passing. Our thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    May God and memories comfort you.

    Lisa Casarez and family.

    • Lisa, It was so comforting to hear from you after the death of my husband. You were one of my special patients and faithful to me through the years. As we spoke on the phone – lets set a date for lunch now that the restaurants are open. Blessings to you and your family.
      Love, Jeanne and family

  7. Jeanne and family, We remember all the fun times we had when the kids were young and all the laughs
    and prayers. Thank God for all the good times. We know we shall see Courtney again when we will all “be there” . We send our love and prayers for God to continue to give out His unconditional love and
    comfort to you and the family whom we all love.

    Jim and Betty

    • Jim and Betty, we want to thank you for your comforting words and prayers for our family.
      It is a blessing to be surrounded by our Christian friends who share the same belief of uniting with our loved ones one day. We shared many fine memories with you our special friends.
      Love in Christ, Jeanne and family

    • Tom – you have always been with us through our joys and sorrows. How wonderful that Courtney could hear you one more time at our anniversary this past summer. That was such a special and an unforgettable event. God bless you and your wife and give a long life like we have had.
      Love, Jeanne and family

    • Dear Debbie, Thank you for your kind and comforting words. You also have lost close family members so you understand the sorrow that comes with it and yet the joy in knowing they are free and living in a spirit of constant love with no earthly sorrows. Thank you for thinking of us and God bless you.
      Jeanne and family

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