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Gordon Alvin Carson, Jr.

January 27, 1940 ~ February 18, 2017 (age 77)

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February 22, 2017

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Rose Memorial Parlour & Cremation Center
505 South Second Street
Montrose, CO 81401

Funeral Service
February 23, 2017

3:00 PM
All Saints Anglican Church
2057 S. Townsend
Montrose, CO 81401

February 23, 2017

4:00 PM
Valley Lawn Cemetery
US Hwy 550
Montrose, CO 81401

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Long time Montrose resident Gordon A. Carson, Jr., 77, passed away Saturday February 18, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Gordon moved to Montrose in 1964, married the love of his life Shirley on October 23, 1964.  They had a wonderful life together raising four daughters, Judy, Connie, Patty, Bobbi and one grandson, Chris. Gordon was the Sales Manager and Announcer at KREY TV in Montrose for many years. Member of the Montrose Elk’s, Kiwanis Club and Past President of the Chamber of Commerce. He was a Real Estate Agent for ERA Real Estate. Later, his daughter Bobbi teamed up with him and they were with Century 21.  In the 1980’s Gordon and Shirley moved to California to enjoy warm weather and play golf year round. In the 1990’s they missed family and moved back to Montrose. Gordon’s hobbies included fishing, bowling, dancing, playing pool and golf.  Gordon is survived by his wife Shirley of 52 years, 5 daughters, Judy (Gary) Way, VA, Connie Hatch, Montrose, Patty (Bill) Kolb, Hotchkiss, Bobbi (Mark Keep), Montrose & Kari Ortiz (Ed), AZ. His sister Carol (Allan) Gerk, Montrose, brother Michael (Karen) Carson, SD. Grandchildren, David (Emma) Maness, Colorado Springs, Jennifer (Tim) Bayne, Kristen Maness, Highlands Ranch, Bill (Nadine) Hatch, Delta, Dan Hatch, Gunnison, Chris (Rita) Kolb, Avon, Dustin Kolb, Hotchkiss, Jeremy (Karen) Holzmeister, Fruita, Ashley (Matt) Ruf, Grand Junction, Corie Cappannokeep, Denver, Kristen Raftery, NV & Kaley (Brian Barnes) AZ. Many great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews.He was loved by many and will be truly missed!

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope West Hospice, 725, S. 4th Street, Montrose, CO 81401 or Good News Jail & Prison Ministry, 11363 Lockhart Rd Delta, CO 81416.  Visitation Wednesday February 22, 2017 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Rose Memorial Parlour 505 South 2nd St. Montrose, CO.  Funeral Service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 2057 S. Townsend Ave. Montrose, CO on Thursday February 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm.  Interment will immediately follow, at Valley Lawn Cemetery, Montrose.  For more info, please call 970-249-4444 or visit

Charitable donations may be made to:

HopeWest Hospice
725, S. 4th Street,, Montrose CO 81401

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