October 25, 1935July 10, 2020

Gary Charles Grose of Gardner, KS and longtime summer resident of Estes Park, CO died peacefully in his cabin in Estes Park on Friday, July 10th 2020 surrounded by love ones. Gary was born on October 25, 1935 in Dodge City, KS to Doral and Nina Grose.

He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and a graduate in 1959 of the University of Kansas. He worked for 37 years for JC Penny CO as an Asst Buyer, Buyer and Manager. He was an avid Kiwanis member for 35 years, and was also an enthusiastic barbershop singer.

Gary married Jill Runnells Grose on June 14, 1969 in Kansas City. They have three wonderful children Steve (Nicki), Dave (Bridget) and Heather and two grandchildren Brennan and Lexi.

They just celebrated their 51st anniversary two weeks before his death.

Gary is survived by his beautiful wife, their loving children and grandchildren, who all reside close to home in Gardner, KS, his sister Judy Masters (Dick) of Dodge City, KS and numerous nieces and nephews. He was loved and he will truly be missed.



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Jerry & Sandy Baumgardner

July 29, 2020

Jerry and I were so saddened to read about the passing of Gary. We tried to call you using the 2 numbers we had for you, both were no longer in service. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Renee Flott

July 28, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Gary. I have so many fond memories from our families being neighbors in Emporia. It seems like yesterday that I was babysitting for your family.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I miss all of you very much.

Ronda Stone

July 19, 2020

Sending sympathy and prayers to Jill and the family. Gary hired me to work in the JCPenney in Emporia, KS in 1985. We went on shoe-buying trips in his cool Cadillac and I enjoyed how much he loved listening to the truckers and travelers on his CB radio! He was a great boss and he provided lots of humor.....especially during the holidays as it was a hectic time in retail! Doing sales audits and payroll for his store was a great learning experience and I will never forget the tips he taught me on how to deal with people.
Rest in Peace, Boss