Donald Gene Falagrady

August 14th, 1939August 1st, 2018

Our beloved husband, brother, papa and grand papa passed away Wednesday August 1st 2018 from a nine year battle with bone cancer. Don was born in Sopris Colorado on August 14 1939. He grew up in Sopris and Trinidaid Colorado. He graduated high school and went on to earn an Associates degree from Trinidad State Junior College. Don met his sweet wife Faith Foster in Trinidad Colorado and they were married in Manitou Springs, CO, September 1, 1959. They were blessed with three children, Steve, Beth, and Mark. Don worked at Globe Ticket Company in Denver until they closed. He then went to work at Rocky Flats Nuclear Plant as a pipe fitter where he made many long-time friends, and he retired in 2001. Don and Faith lived in Westminster for 11 years but loved a smaller town life and moved to Erie Colorado in 1974. They bought an egg ranch and became "chicken farmers." Don was an avid outdoorsman and loved going hunting, fishing, and golfing with his longtime buddies. During one of his hunting trips he went out of the trailer in the evening and about 10 seconds later he ran back inside and slammed the door shut. There was a mountain lion outside the trailer!! He loved fishing and went on a yearly trip with his buddies to Lake Powell. Uncle Richard tried to teach Dad to float but he would just sink like a rock. That never stopped him from fishing though. Don also loved to do wood working and puttering around in his shop. He made his daughter Beth a beautiful cedar wood hope chest and helped his granddaughter Alex finish a gun cabinet she was making. Don had the best laugh and could make everyone else laugh as well. He always had a new joke or story to tell and could tell it like no other. Don was a diehard Broncos fan and had season tickets for almost 50 years! He loved and hated them depending on the year!! He was the best arm-chair coach they had. Don served his family throughout his life being a father in time and in deed. He will be sorely missed, but his family is strengthened by his example of love, courage, and faith, and they look forward to a wonderful reunion and continued relationship with him in the life to come. Don is survived by Faith Foster (wife), Barney Falagrady (brother), Betty Gallina (sister), Steven Falagrady (son), Beth Wright (daughter), Mark Falagrady (son), and their spouses, 13 grand children, and 4 great grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints in Louisville, Colorado with a funeral service following at 11:00 AM. Following the funeral service, interment will take place at Louisville Cemetery. Friends may share condolences online at www.darrellhowemortuary.com

Services

A visitation will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, Louisville, Colorado.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, Louisville, Colorado.

Cemetery

Louisville Cemetery

Location

None

Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Louisville | Map

Condolences

Steve and family, My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace. Peter F Amiet
To our dear Falagrady family, We send our love and prayers to your family at this time. Oh how we love our dear Uncle Don! We know he was welcomed home with great love. What a tremendous legacy he leaves here of a beautiful, faithful family, and a cherished wife. We are grateful that love endures forever, just as our association with one another here will continue on in a better world. We love you so! Love, Melanie, Darin and family
Often the loss of our loved one leaves us with a feeling that our painful loss with never cease. Yet, over time we develop the hope and faith that we will be reunited with our loved one. Painful memories and pain will slowly be replaced by the pleasant memories that we shared with our loved one. Our mind and soul are marked by our loss but we will respect it with vivid memories of the love we shared and with the knowledge that someday we will be together, thankful for the grace and mercy of God and His Son Jesus Christ. As difficult it is to consider, our loved one's death may have been a friend, for they no longer suffer from the agonizing pain, because death has released them to be graduated into the loving arms of our Savior. We must savor our joyous recollections of our departed loved ones, knowing that our ultimate reunion will come soon. Harry Fisk
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