Obituary of Gene Pemberton
Gene Pemberton, 62 of Elizabeth, Colorado passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022 at the Porter Adventist Hospital. Born on May 11, 1960, in Denver, Colorado he was the son of Lawrence and Katie (Schrum) Pemberton.
Gene was born and raised in Elizabeth, Colorado where he attended Elizabeth schools and graduated in 1979. He spent his entire life living in Elizabeth.
Gene was a mainstay in the community and starting at a young age he did odds and ends jobs for anyone that needed a task completed. He worked as a laborer his entire life: ranch/farm hand for John Quinn, a few years at Kolbe Striping, 10 years at Running Creek Elementary School and regularly at the Elizabeth Locker Plant. Gene unassumingly served for 15 years as a volunteer firefighter. He raised pigs and cattle and was seen regularly at sales and auctions in nearby communities.
Gene enjoyed hunting: doves, antelope, deer and he cherished the annual elk hunt with his brother Fred and numerous friends for over 50 years.
Although Gene didn’t have children of his own, he was an integral part in raising his nieces Stacey, Stephanie, Taylor, and nephew Donnie. He was their supporting character in all of their activities.
Gene was a kind man. He had a great sense of humor. Gene loved pranks and to play funny tricks on people. He also loved children and was known to carry suckers in his pocket to share with his favorites.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Katie Pemberton, brothers Lee Roy, Jimmy, David, Ray and sister June. Gene is survived by his loving dog and companion Bella, brothers and sisters: Alice Taylor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Sister-in-law Connie Pemberton of Burlington, Colorado; brother-in-law Franc Reed of Aurora, Colorado; Katherine and her husband Mark Mitchell of Benton, Louisiana; Betty McQuinn of Omaha, Nebraska; Eileen Tegels of Mitchell, South Dakota; Sharon and her husband Ray Lagarde of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Fred and his wife Jonna Pemberton of Elizabeth, Colorado. Gene’s passing has left a void for numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends most notably Stacey Pemberton and her partner Jay Holland; Stephanie and her husband Tom Banning; Taylor Houston; Donnie Negus and his partner Bradi King, and great nephews Jackson and Landon Banning.
In lieu of flowers, memorials gifts are suggested to the Elbert Douglas County Livestock Association (EDCLA) in Gene’s name.
Elbert-Douglas County Livestock Association
PO Box 2243
Elizabeth, CO 80107
Condolences may be sent to the family at PO Box 912, Elizabeth, CO 80107.
Luncheon and Celebration of Life
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Judy and Brian Hundley Ranch
2504 Pronghorn Circle
Elizabeth, CO 80107
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