Gary William Auld, 76, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Roswell, New Mexico.
On July 21, 1942, Gary was born to Gil Auld and Bessie Opstad Auld in Seattle, Washington. At the age of 16, he met the love of his life and future wife of 53 years, Lila Kay Auld. Gary and Kay have a beautiful family that include their son, Chris, daughter-in-law Dawn and Grandson Connor; daughter Debbie, son-in-law Ryan and Granddaughters Emily and Amanda. Gary also leaves behind is brother Dennis and sister-in-law Lynn.
From 1960-1966 Gary attended Portland State and received his B.S. in Psychology.
In 1966 Gary joined the Oregon Air National Guard as a Crew Chief and SSGT and was known as “Airman Auld”. He was part of the 142nd Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (142d CAM Sq) and was in the Airforce for 6 years.
He enjoyed working in sales and merchandising for 25 years and after retirement from the Coors Brewing Company he became a manager/owner of the Roadrunner Mobile Home Park in 2005. Gary was a man of faith and was President and Property Manager at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. He was the Charter Representative for the Boy Scouts for several years.
He had an amazing personality and treasured spending time with family and friends. Gary was an avid golfer and sports fan who loved the Broncos.
Gary’s life motto was Listen-Learn-Lead.
It is with a thankful heart that we extend our gratitude to all those that were involved in Gary’s care.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 2911 North Main, Roswell, NM 88201 on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11:00am. Please wear something RED.
In lieu of sending flowers, please send donations to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.