Arlon "Dean" Routh (Leadville)

Born: Sat., Apr. 17, 1926
Died: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

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Arlon Dean Routh, 93 of Leadville, Colorado passed away on Thanksgiving morning, November 28, 2019 in Northglenn, Colorado.  “Dean” or “Mr. Dean” as he was known to his friends, was born on April 17, 1926 in Oklahoma to John and Flossi (Morton) Routh.  He married Eula Lorene (Stidham) Routh on October 20, 1949 in Van Buren, Arkansas.  They were married 63 years before “Lorene” proceeded him in death on April 19, 2013.
Part Cherokee Indian and 100% American, Dean served his country in the Army Airforce.  He then worked at Climax for 28 years before retiring and then worked at Holiday Inn for 20 years before retiring for the second time.  Dean always felt that his most rewarding work in life was that of being the caretaker of the Odd Fellow / Rebekah Lodge Cemetery in Leadville, which he did after his second retirement until he was no longer able to do so just a few years ago.  He was a dedicated 55 year member of the Odd Fellows Carbonate Lodge, #16 of Leadville and a member of the Cloud City Rebekah Lodge, #38 of Leadville for 10 years.  Dean also enjoyed getting together with his friends at the Lake County Senior Center in Leadville.
Dean is survived by his daughters Janet Silva and Deborah Middleton, granddaughter Chelsea (Ari) Norton, great granddaughter Alyssa Medina, great grandsons Joshua and Jacob Silva and Michael and Isaiah Norton, great-great grandson Jason Silva, brother Wayne Routh and several nephews, nieces, cousins.  Dean is also survived by his Lodge family and his “Leadville family”, Richard and Linda Goetsch and their family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lorene, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, his son-in-law and his only grandson.  Dean will be missed by all who knew him.
A memorial graveside service along with Odd Fellow services and taps played by Richard Goetsch will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 in the Odd Fellows Section of the Evergreen Cemetery in Leadville.  

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Shannon and Staci Kent
   Posted Mon December 09, 2019
"Mr. Dean" was truly a good man whose sincere care for others and genuine personality will be missed by all. I first had the opportunity to meet Mr. Routh as the caretaker of the Odd Fellows Cemetery of which he took such great pride in and did such a wonderful job of taking care of. I personally enjoyed just visiting with him and hearing all of his "midwest" colloquialisms and accents. We will miss you Mr. Dean. Leadville has lost another one of it's wonderful citizens.

Kathy (King) Hayes
   Posted Tue December 10, 2019
There are no words to describe Mr. Dean, he was a one of kind!! He will be greatly missed by many. May God keep you in his arms Mr. Dean, we will always count you as one of our most treasured BLESSINGS!!!!

ray tafoya
   Posted Tue December 17, 2019
My thoughts & prayers go out to Mr. D . & family .I Worked as a care taker at the Odd Fellows cemetary for 13 years he was my supervisor plus a west park neighbor was always a pleasure to work for him & see him fly with all the others Mr D . Will miss you my friend.

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