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Wayne Wise

The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

Wayne Wise, our loving husband, dad, papa, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully in his home in Grand Junction, Feb. 26, 2012, surrounded by his family and friends.

Wayne was born Aug. 29, 1946 while his family was passing through Salt Lake City, Utah. He was raised in Carbondale, Colo., graduated from Roaring Fork High School, then spent two years in the Army. Wayne married the love of his life, Cindy, on June 27, 1970.

He worked at Mid Continent Coal and Coke before moving to Idaho and Washington. He then returned to Carbondale to work for Snowmass Coal. He was disabled in 1982. He and Cindy moved to Grand Junction in 2002.

Wayne loved to ride his RZR, golf, fish and made some beautiful pieces working in his wood shop. He never knew a stranger.

Wayne was preceded in death by his mother, Mabel, and father, Charley Wise. He is survived by his wife, Cindy; daughters Destiny (Lance) Schoon of Basalt, Colo. and Mindy (Coby) Sexton of Silt, Colo.; brother Smiley (Terri) Wise of Grand Junction; sister Judy (George) Rodgers of Texas; eight fabulous grandchildren, Kyp, Trey, Shelby, Tucker, Shayne, Alli, Kaiden and Jace; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Wayne had a wealth of friends and family and loved to be around them. He had a very positive attitude on life and lived it to the fullest. He believed that you live life one day at a time and “everyday is a good day.” He will be missed by all.

A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held Sunday, March 4 at 11 a.m. at the Carbondale Fire House, with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado.


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