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Emory "Gene" Eugene Trask

16 mars , 193710 mai , 2019

Emory Eugene “Gene” Trask died on May 10, 2019 at 82 years old. He was born in Pueblo, Colorado on March 16, 1937 to Emory Elwood Trask and Mary Lee Trask, née Huston. He was raised in Pueblo County surrounded by his father, stepmother, Dorothea Nell Trask, née High, grandparents Emory Johnson “Pop” Trask and Hattie E. “Mom” Trask, née Clonts, and a myriad of siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins. He attended Baxter School, County High School, Central High School, Southern Colorado State College and the University of Texas – El Paso. He married the love of his life, Donna Lee Fisher in Pueblo on January 10, 1960 after a whirlwind courtship. They had three children, Christopher Lynn, Kathleen Jeanette and Emory Jay. They lived in a variety of places throughout their lives, ranging from Mainz-Finthen, Germany to Houston, Texas, but always loved and returned to Pueblo. Gene worked in a variety of jobs in his early life, but he was proudest of his service in the Naval Security Group. The bulk of his career was spent working in continuing education as a civil servant for the Army. Gene’s Christian faith was central to his life, and he felt called to preach beginning in his twenties. He served as a pastor, assistant pastor and lay preacher throughout his life ministering at various churches, including Tabernacle Baptist Church, Banner Baptist Church and Mesa Baptist Church. He loved literature, music, art, dogs, theology, education, his family, and above all else, Donna.

Gene leaves behind his wife Donna; his children Chris (Sheryl) Trask, Kathy (Tim) Montgomery, Jay (Ruth) Trask; his grandchildren Nathan Montgomery, Jason (Liz) Montgomery, Stephen (Shaunna) Trask; great-grandchildren Victoria and Karson; siblings Donna (Bob) Dowell, (Ann – widow of Les) Trask, Tim (Karen) Trask, Nellie Trask, Ron (Gini) Trask, Nancy (Tim) Thomas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and brother Les Trask. Gene will be greatly missed by all of who knew him, but we live in hope of seeing him again.

  • FAMILLE

  • Gene leaves behind his wife Donna;
    children Chris (Sheryl) Trask, Kathy (Tim) Montgomery, Jay (Ruth) Trask;
    grandchildren Nathan Montgomery, Jason (Liz) Montgomery, Stephen (Shaunna) Trask;
    great-grandchildren Victoria and Karson; siblings Donna (Bob) Dowell, (Ann – widow of Les) Trask, Tim (Karen) Trask, Nellie Trask, Ron (Gini) Trask, Nancy (Tim) Thomas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

    Preceded in death by his grandparents,
    parents
    and brother Les Trask.
  • PORTEURS

  • Brad Dowell
  • Kerry Fisher
  • Jason Montgomery
  • Nathan Montgomery
  • Ron Trask
  • Stephen Trask

Services

  • Visitation mercredi, 22 mai , 2019
  • Funeral Service mercredi, 22 mai , 2019

Souvenirs

Emory "Gene" Eugene Trask

Dennis Hickethier

21 mai , 2019

Sincere sympathy to Gene's family members. My family and I had the honor and pleasure of enjoying the company and friendship of Gene and his family while they lived in Mainz, Germany. Gene was my supervisor, mentor, and teacher about work and life. He was honest, firm, and helpful. Donna helped care for our children in a way that always brought peace of mind (and often fresh baked goods!). Our children also enjoyed playing with Gene and Donna's youngest son, Jay. Seeing the photo of Gene brought back many fond memories from a time long ago. Donna, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dennis Hickethier

Johnny/Judy Murray

20 mai , 2019

Because of Gene and Donna - we at Grace Baptist Church plus our entire community have reaped years of blessings and friendships thru their daughter Kathy and her husband Tim. Our school has a wonderful library and a dedicated teacher/librarian in Kathy. Bro.Tim is not only our pastor but a confidant, counselor and carpenter to the entire community and he says “no” to no one when he’s asked. Bro. Gene was his mentor and “second” dad. This scripture comes to mind - Proverbs 102 : 27 & 28. But You are the same and Your years will have no end. The children of your servants shall continue. And their descendants will be established before you.
We pray there is peace and comfort for you Donna, and your family.
Johnny and Judy Murray

Duke Ralston

20 mai , 2019

In behalf of the remaining 1955 Central High School classmates, we wish to offer our sympathy and condolence to you, his family and close friends, during this time of sorrow. We are pleased to have shared the high school experience with him. Each occasion of saying goodbye to a classmate seems more and more difficult and sorrowful for us. May Gene rest in peace.

Tim Trask

19 mai , 2019

(Edited version)
I would like to celebrate Gene's life, and his sense of humor! At times he would have everyone laughing! I want to relate a story. This happened in the early 1960's! I call it the cool ski trip!
Gene called Dad up and said he would like to go skiing. He had just bought a new used car and wanted to test drive it , not only that he had found a pair of ski pants at the flea market he was anxious to try out! So we planned on a trip to cooper hill the next weekend. Saturday morning 5am he arrived, he showed up in his new ski pants! We piled our equipment in and me and Les crawled into the back seat! After the lights from Pueblo faded into the darkness ! He told me and Les to be sure our windows were rolled down as he had a leak in the muffler he had not fixed! We were glad we brought ski goggles which helped to protect us from the wind chill! Every half hour he would say Are you guys Ok! This trip gave us a new meaning for being cool!
When we arrived we were grateful to be out of the wind! The first run up the hill Gene came back without his hat! He had split the seat of his pants with the first snow plow! He decided his hat would serve him better on his behind! So he tucked the bill of the hat under his belt in the back! Dad came up with the perfect back story! "Stay away from the chili!" We skied all day and had fun! A lesser man might have set out the whole day but not Gene!
When we left to go home we were all laughing and telling jokes! It did not seem as cold! Gene found out his ski pants were cooler than he thought. In fact they were down right drafty! His car was cooler than he thought as well! We all had a great time!
I came up with two morals for this story. The first one is " When you can laugh at yourself, you will never cease to be amused!" The second moral is " when life gives you lemons and your behind is freezing just CYA and keep skiing"
Gene was loved by us all and he will be missed by us all!

L. Dian Stoskopf

16 mai , 2019

Emory served as Education Advisor in V Corps, Frankfurt, Germany !! He always chewed on pencils and I remember Mr. Boet trying to stop him from doing it. He continued to chew on pencils. When I was at HQ Army Continuing Education System (ACES), I recall Emory helping me with an issue. Emory was a great friend and V Corps Education Advisor!! We had a closeness that I have not had with many bosses before. I think the world is worse off without him in it, but know that he has gone to a gentler place. I'm sorry not to know his wife or children...I'm sure we would have bonded as Emory and I did!!!

Virginia Frazier

15 mai , 2019

Emory Trask was the finest person to have as a "boss". He was kind, considerate, and trustworthy. He will be missed.

Rebecca Potter

14 mai , 2019

I will always remember Gene Trask as a shining example of a true gentle man. His incredible intelligence, which would have been otherwise intimidating, was tempered with a tender heart, often weeping openly and overwhelmed by the love he had for family, friends, and especially his Lord and God. I have missed him these past years and will continue to remember him in my fondest memories.

Becki Potter

Emma Smith

13 mai , 2019

We have many pleasant memories of good times with Gene and Donna. Gene was best man at our wedding in 1963. When we had a young.family, I stayed home alone with the babies a lot. On Almost every Sunday, he would bring me a book to read and tell me about it.We could depend on him for support and comfort any time day or night. One morning at 3am I called and asked him to look for Carlton and he found him pushing a broken down truck after working late.

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Gene and Donna Trask.

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Gene and Donna Trask wedding.

Tabernacle Baptist Church, January 1960.

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Gene and Donna Trask.

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Gene and Donna Trask wedding.

Tabernacle Baptist Church, January 1960.

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Gene, Chris, Kathy, Donna, Jay.

ca. 1976.

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Gene, Great-grand daughter Victoria, Donna.

Christmas 2017.

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Kathy, Tim, Gene, Donna, Sheryl, Chris, Ruth, Jay, Stephen, Nathan, Jason

1996

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Back row - Ron, Les, Donna, Gene, Tim
Front row - Nancy, Dorothea, Emory, Nellie

Late 1970s.

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Gene and his sister Donna.

Late 1940s.

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Gene Trask in his naval uniform.

1958

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Gene in his office at the Fort Carson Army Education Center.

ca. 1998

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Gene on base in California.
1959