Eunice Adwena ‘Eddie’ Gaspar passed away on Saturday May 16, 2020 at the age of 87. Eddie was born in Applewood, Colorado on the family farm to Leonard Deck Shook and Eunice Cunningham Shook on October 13,1932. She was the fifth of six children and lived on the farm in Applewood until they relocated to Brighton in 1944.
Eddie graduated from Brighton High School in 1950 and married her husband Donald Gaspar on November 10, 1950 in Raton, New Mexico. Eddie worked for an orthodontist in downtown Denver for a while until she secured a job at the Adams County Assessor's office where she worked until 1957.
Eddie and Don started bowling in the late 1950’s and continued to do so for over 50 years. They also played cards every Friday evening with friends for many years. Eddie said she and Don knew every junkyard in Colorado, as they spent many hours on the back roads of the state searching out hard to find parts for old John Deere tractors.
Eddie is preceded in death by her husband, Don; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Farnsworth-Gaspar; as well as her five siblings. She is survived by her children Sherrie, Rob (Barb) of Pine Bluffs, WY and Gail (Jeff) Darnell of Keenesburg, CO; two grandchildren, Dustin (Natacha) Pine Bluffs, WY and Donessa of Commerce City, CO; and one great grandson, Jett Gaspar of Pine Bluffs, WY.
A private graveside service will be held for the family.
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