Gary L. Wardell was born in Greeley on June 2, 1952 and died on February 27, 2013. Gary grew up on the Wardell ranch east of Platteville with his four brothers, graduated from Valley High School, operated a tire business in Platteville, served as mayor of LaSalle, raised Angus cattle in western Nebraska, and recently retired and moved back to Colorado to a home east of Wiggins.
Gary loved to hunt and fish, but more than anything, he was a “people person” who always had time for a chat with friends or strangers (who were not strangers for long).
Gary is survived by his wife Gwen; sons Josh (Corinne) and Rob (Sara); brothers Bob (Sharon), Roy, and Jay (Laura); grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents J J and Anna Wardell, and brother Earl (Pat).
A memorial service is to be held at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Platteville on Monday, March 4, 2013, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Northern Colorado and/or North Colorado Medical Center in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th Street, Greeley, CO 80631. Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at www.allnutt.com.