Eddie Gurule (Gypsum)

Born: Thu., Dec. 28, 1939
Died: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
Location: Gypsum Town Hall

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Eddie Gurule, 78 of Gypsum, Colorado passed away at home on Sunday, August 19, 2018 with his family surrounding him.  He was born on December 28, 1939 in Dixon, New Mexico to Filadelfio and Josephine (Vigil) Gurule.  He attended school in California before attending and graduating from Leadville High School in 1958.

Eddie retired from the Climax Mine, where he began work as a laborer and was promoted to General Mine Foreman.  After retiring from Climax, he became a Snowcat operator at Ski Cooper and also worked for Hyatt Regency as a maintenance engineer.  He received numerous promotions and awards during his career including being named Employee of the Year several times at Hyatt.  Eddie enjoyed everything outdoors including hunting, fishing, boating and snowmobiling.

He is survived by his ex-wife and friend Pauline Gurule; son Eddie Gurule, Jr.; daughter Debi (Manuel) Marin; daughter Diana (Walt) Valdez; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother Albert Gurule; brother Danny Gurule; sister Cleo (Marcello) Arguello and sister Mary (Fred) Mondragon.  Eddie was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Betty Speaks.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Gypsum Town Hall in Gypsum, Colorado.  A reception will follow at the Town Hall.  Bailey-Kent Funeral Home of Leadville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Please click on the "Condolences" tab above to leave a condolence or remembrance for Mr. Gurule's family.

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Katherine Shand Larkin
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
My most sincere condolences to the Gurule family. I started at Climax as the first female labor relations attorney in 1978. At times, it was a challenge, but Eddie was one of the managers who were so supportive from the start of my career He always had a smile on his face and treated everyone with respect. I learned so much about mining from him and was able to apply that knowledge in my private law practice after Climax closed. The world was a better place with him here. He will be dearly missed by many of us.

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