Walter "Walt" Gene Vining, of Brighton, Colorado and formerly of Pueblo, Colorado, passed away on December 26, 2019 in Brighton.
Walt was born on September 5, 1935 in Alamosa, Colorado. A 1954 graduate of Centennial High School in Pueblo, Colorado, Walt then served in the Naval Reserve for 2 years while he worked at CF&I. Walt’s life work was as an Industrial Engineer and after retirement he loved working with his son at the Christmas tree farm in Sebastopol. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. A member of the Pueblo Antique Tractor and Engine Club, Walt loved to work on and restore old engines, tractors and antique washing machines.
Loving husband of Peggy; father of Steve (Cindy) Vining, Sebastopol, CA and Janet (Bert) Shull, Carson City, NV; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Walt is also survived by his siblings, Shirley Kirkendall, Denver; Robert (Barb) Vining, Cheyenne, WY, Edward (Irene) Vining, Temple, TX; Colleen Rogers, Denver; numerous nieces and nephews and his step-children, Jeff (Tina) Young, Colorado Springs; Joni (Pat) Sandoval, Brighton and 5 grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents Richard and Lucille Vining.
Celebration of Life will be held Friday, January 3, 2020, beginning at 11:00 am, at the Alli Event Center, 100 S. Third Ave, Brighton, CO 80601.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts would be greatly appreciated to the Front Range Hospice and Palliative Care, 3770 Puritan Way, Suite E, Fredrick, CO 80516.
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