William M. "Billy" Getts

william getts

October 22, 1925 ~ July 25, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

William M. “Billy” Getts, born Oct. 22, 1925, and died July 24, 2020. Survived by daughter, Gayle Getts-Howe; also Maggie Thomas; and his sweet baby, Daphne; grandchildren, Kelly (Renee) Howe and Sabret (Tasso) Flocos; and great-grandchildren, Megan (Jon) Boyd, Chenin McConnell (Andrew), Erin Howe, Mallory Howe, Miles Howe, Christian Flocos and Anastasio Flocos; great-great grandchildren, Bailey and Weston Boyd; niece, Therasa (Joe) Lopresti; great-nephew, Aaron Brown; great-nieces, Krista Brown and Jessica Lopresti; “sister,” Betty Jean Jones; and his Letter Carrier Buddies Coffee Club. Preceded in death by his wife, Lois; daughter, Cheryl Lynn; and son-in-law, John J. Howe, M.D. Bill served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 as MAM3 serving on the USS LST 861. His ship participated in Operation Crossroads, the nuclear testing program at Bikini Atoll. Bill and Lois (his one and only) were married Oct. 9, 1949. He worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office for 45 years. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020 in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Private inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to PAWS, 800 N. Pueblo Boulevard, Pueblo, CO  81003. Good Night Daddy, Sleep Well. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com


Memorial Service: August 1, 2020 1:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. He was one of my favorite guys back when carried mail together. Always smiling alway had something nice to say.
    Love ya

  2. Indeed a good, special, kind man. It is a privilege to have known him. RIP Bill. Love and commiserations to Gayle, Maggie & the family.

  3. We met Bill and Lois when they built their cabin at Tara J in San Isabel. We enjoyed visiting with them over the years in the summer time. Bill always had a smile on his face and was a great man to know. We were blessed to have known him and Lois and we’re so sorry for your loss.

  4. Billy was such an amazing and honorable person, hec didn’t have a bad bone in his body. He never failed to make me laugh and bring a smile to my face. So honored that i was able to have him in my life and to call him my Uncle Billy.

    Here is a short Ode to Uncle Billy that I wrote

    A room could be lit with his smile
    And stories that always brought a grin
    Selfless, always willing to go an extra mile
    A beautiful soul that could pull anybody in

    A veteran, a father, a mailman
    A husband to Lois, his one and only wife
    Wise, ready to share knowledge when he can
    An truly honourable man, for all his life

    When it came to sports, there was no contest
    As for celebrities, there wasn’t much debate
    The 49ers are no question the best
    And Marylin Monroe was the choice date

    Billy, though it was your time to part
    Such a beautiful soul never truly goes away
    You live on in, many peoples hearts
    So for now, we love you. Until we meet, another day

  5. Remembering how welcome you made us when we visited Gayle and Maggie last year and what a gentleman you were, our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. Love to all your family xxx

  6. Very heartfelt condolences to Gale & family to a very special friend of our family. Bill was so beloved by both my father (Mike), mother (Martha) and myself. Thanks Bill for being there for my Parents when they needed such a gentle Soul in their lives.

  7. Maggie and Gayle;
    So very sorry for your loss. We will definitely miss him and his kind, happy go lucky spirit and smile at Village Inn. My love and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

  8. I will always remember Bill from our many years of bowling together with Lois and Wes. Going out for a snack before going home and going out to dinner often. We would have to disagree with him on his love for the 49ers. He was such a gentlemen. I am sorry we never were able to have that lunch together that we planned this past year

  9. Dear Gayle and Maggie,
    Mark and I along with all of our dogs, especially Tundra, loved your Dad. It was always fun to visit with him when he was out working in the yard. His love of animals is surely reflected in both of you. He was so thoughtful and always took the time to send us a newspaper clipping that featured Tundra. His kind, gentle spirit will live on in our hearts. Prayers and hugs of comfort to you, dear friends.
    Carol and Mark

  10. My deapest condolences to Gail and the family. Bill was so kind to my Grandparents for so many years. I will always be thankful for that. May he rest in peace.

  11. Gayle and Maggie, our love goes out to you both. “Uncle” Billy was absolutely a wonderful, amazing, knowledgeable, loving and caring person that graced our lives. His memories are cherished and never to be forgotten. His smile could light up a room and make you feel so happy inside. Loved listening to his stories of the good old days with family members – and the trouble he could cause (all in fun of course). Our prayers are with you and your family. May you find support during this difficult time. Love always, Patricia, Nancy and Shannon

  12. Ruby & Wade Ridpath, MWD Tomo & CWD Heky
    So many wonderful memories. It was truly an honor to know you. I will always hold the memories of our conversations and your love of our War Dogs in my heart! We love you Bill and will miss your smile, humor and love for this country. Fair Winds and Following Seas!

  13. So proud to call him our Uncle Billy!! We all loved him very much!! Love the pics and our love ❤️ and prayers are with everyone. We will sure miss him but he is heaven with our Heavenly Father and your Mama and sister and will always be in all our hearts!

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