Gary Ray Brack, 65, of Berthoud, passed away January 2, 2012 after a valiant eight-month battle with glioblastoma cancer. Gary was born to Ray and Betty Brack on October 26, 1946 in Great Bend, Kansas
Gary grew up in Fort Morgan, Colorado and graduated from Fort Morgan High School in 1964. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966, and served in Fort Lewis, Washington. He married Janet Isert, his first wife, in September of 1967.
Gary had a 41-year career in the gas pipeline industry. He started his career with Colorado Interstate Gas Company (CIG) in 1970 in Fort Morgan and was then transferred to Rawlins, Wyoming where he resided and then later retired from CIG after 30 years. After retiring from CIG in 2000, Gary continued his career for an additional 11 years as an independent contractor corrosion inspector.
Gary married Linda Sands on November 12, 1999. Gary and Linda traveled the country, enjoying life and making friends.
Gary enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and had a special enthusiasm for campfires. He also enjoyed karaoke and spending time with family and friends.
Gary is survived by his wife, Linda of Berthoud; mother Betty Brack of Loveland; daughter, Liesa Brack Austin (John) of Castle Rock; son, Greg Brack of Casper, Wyoming; step-sons Shane Shurtz (Chris) of Windsor and Robert Sands (Tracy) of Casper; sister Evelyn Lindell (Everett) of Columbia, Missouri; mother-in-law Pat Oppie of Loveland; sister-in-law Brenda Gunter (Lenny) and sister-in-law Monica Corbell both of Loveland; 10 grandchildren and 7 nieces and nephews.
Gary was preceded in death by his father.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, January 6 at 11:00 a.m., at Viegut Funeral Home.
For the exceptional care of Gary and his family; in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Pathways Hospice of Larimer County (c/o Viegut Funeral Home, 1616 N. Lincoln Avenue, Loveland, CO 80538).
Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences.