Martin Mortuary

550 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO


William Charles Conklin

April 25, 1925April 27, 2020

Bill Conklin passed away peacefully at his home on April 27, 2020 with his wife of 64 years, DeDe, by his side. Bill was born in Powell, OH. Upon graduation from high school, Bill attended Ohio State University and then joined the US Army. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers achieving the rank of Lt. Colonel and after 20 years of service retired in 1972. Being an avid outdoorsman, Bill settled with his family in Grand Junction, CO where he began his second career as Director of the Physical Plant at Mesa College. He was District Governor and a member of Lions Club International and served on the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife, his children, Greg (Lorrie) of San Jose, CA and Deborah of Moorpark, CA, his grandchildren Amanda (Keaton), and Michael, and great-granddaughters, Caroline and Eleanor, in addition to many nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends.

Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date.


7 August

A Military Honors Service

9:30 am - 9:50 am

Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western CO


2830 Riverside Parkway
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501


William Charles Conklin

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Paul Steinfort

May 6, 2020

Dede and family,
We have so many great memories of our time with you and Bill through our years in Lions. We'll always remember his ready smile. Our prayers are with you.
Paul and JoAnn Steinfort