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Eugene L. "Gene" Bishop
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Birth: May 2, 1925
Akron
Washington County
Colorado, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 2012
Akron
Washington County
Colorado, USA

Eugene L. (Gene) Bishop, long time resident of Akron Colorado, died Tuesday April 3rd, 2012 at the Washington County Nursing Home, where he had resided for several months. Gene Bishop was born, May 2nd 1925 in Akron, Colorado. He was the 5th child of Page and Stella (Callahan) Bishop. At the age of 9 days old, his mother Stella died from complications to the Mumps. After her death the children were separated and taken in by close relatives. Gene was taken and raised by his Grandpa and Grandma Callahan and Aunt, Lizzie Callahan. Lizzie continued to play a crucial role in his and his family's life until her death in 1964. Gene attended Akron High School and graduated in 1943. However, one month before the graduation, he along with several other local boy, joined the Navy and were shipped off to fight in WWII. He served in the Pacific on the USS Natoma Bay as a radio messenger and was honorably discharged in December 1945. Gene returned to Akron, met and married Carol Jean (Brown) Bishop on December 22, 1946. To that union were born two daughters, Carol Ann and Sandra. Gene started working for Commonwealth Utilities which later became Y-W Electric in 1947. He retired in 1987 after 40 years of service. Gene was a well-respected member of the community and was active in Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce and served on the Akron City Council for several years. He also was an avid Bronco Fan and a loyal Akron Ram supporter. Gene is proceeded in death by his parents, Page and Stella Bishop, Aunt Elizabeth (Lizzie) Callahan and Uncle Samuel Callahan. His beloved sisters, Helen Pruitt of Missouri and Mary Whited of Colorado, Brothers Francis Bishop of Missouri, Delbert Bishop of Oklahoma and Step-brother Robert Bishop of Colorado. In- laws Oscar and Bessie Brown, and brother in-law James Brown Jr. of Akron. Gene is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Carol Jean; daughters, Carol Ann and husband Bob Kimmel of Denver Co, Sandra and husband Steve Fleming of House Springs Mo., Cousin and lifelong friend Jerry Callahan and wife Anita of Yuma Co, Brother-in-law Lavern Brown and wife Jane of Akron Co. Adored Grandchildren, Great-grand children and many very special nieces, nephews and friends. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the Foursquare Church of Akron. Inurnment followed at Akron Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Washington County Nursing Home, or to the Akron Lions Club. Brenner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Page Hampton Bishop (1897 - 1960)
  Stella Callahan Bishop (1897 - 1925)
 
Burial:
Akron Cemetery
Akron
Washington County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: Carol Moore
Record added: Apr 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88123050
Eugene L. Gene Bishop
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 Added: Apr. 5, 2012
 
 
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