OBITUARY

Mr. Emory "Gene" Eugene Trask

March 16, 1937May 10, 2019
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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.

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L. Dian Stoskopf

May 16, 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

May 15, 2019

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

Rebecca Potter

May 14, 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

May 13, 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.

FROM THE FAMILY

Gene and Donna Trask.

FROM THE FAMILY

Gene and Donna Trask wedding.

Tabernacle Baptist Church, January 1960.

FROM THE FAMILY

Gene, Chris, Kathy, Donna, Jay.

ca. 1976.

FROM THE FAMILY

Gene, Great-grand daughter Victoria, Donna.

Christmas 2017.

FROM THE FAMILY

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

1996

FROM THE FAMILY

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

Late 1970s.

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Gene and Donna Trask.

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Gene and Donna Trask wedding.

Tabernacle Baptist Church, January 1960.

FROM THE FAMILY

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

FROM THE FAMILY

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