Gary Acord

On Monday Nov. 12, Gary Acord brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend passed away suddenly at the age of 76. A native of Wyoming, he was born in Casper, to Charles and Virginia Acord. He spent his childhood building roads in Wyoming with his Dad. He attended numerous schools in Wyoming, and completed school in Douglas, Wyo., at Douglas High School. He then spent two years in the United States Army as a Peacetime Soldier where he received many accolades during his service. He was an electrician for Nevada Power in Las Vegas, Nev. In 1979 he continued his career in Craig, Colo., at Colorado Ute, the company now known as Tri-State Generation and Transmission. In 1998 Gary retired to Montrose, Colo., to enjoy time with his children and grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding many miles on his bicycles. We never caught him without a camera, for he loved to photograph and take videos of his grandchildren at their various activities. Gary is survived by his sister, Patricia Carroll, of Wyoming, his loving children, Troy Acord of Ocean Springs, Miss.; Trent (Lauren, Megan, Kirsten) Acord of Maumelle, Ark.; Jill (Kris, Tevin, Tristy) Keller of Cedaredge, Colo.; Bridgette (Travis, Brody, Bristol) Dooley, of Salina, Kan., and Heidi Acord-Meats (Roy, Brittnee, Breeanna) of Craig, Colo. His life was completed by his nine grandchildren and one great grandchild, Noah Spartz (Lauren). Gary will also be forever remembered by his nephews, nieces and extended family and dear friends. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. An open house Celebration of Life was held at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. In lieu of flowers please honor Gary by taking a bicycle ride and/or donating to your favorite charity.