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.
We were so sorry to hear about Gary. Please know you are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
Mike and Cathy GallagherRoseell, NM
Gary was a very nice man.so sorry for your loss
..he will be greatly missed...
Linda smithRoswell, NM
I've known Gary for a long time and worked with him. He always made me laugh. He will assuredly be missed.
Karen StierenGrand junction, CO
Kay and all your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Gary was a great man and will be missed by all. We shared so many good memories together. My love and prayers go out to you all.
Eileen HanniganSAN DIEGO, CA
Angela and I send our sincere sympathy on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. He was a friend and a good man.
Jo WiebersickLas Vegas, NV
Dear Kay and family, I am so sorry about your loss. Please accept my deep and sincere sympathy. It will never be the same here at the park, he will be missed very much.
Pat CarltonRoswell, NM
Dear Kay and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Gary was such a kind and thoughtful man. He had such a positive impact on all of us. He brought complete strangers to us and made them friends. Kay was always right there by his side. They both were true friends and family to us! Many blessings to you Kay! Sending prayers
Suzanne, Ashley & Kevin CloudKeller, TX
Chris My friend. I'm sad to hear your dad passed away. Thinking of you. Your name came up in a conversation last month, in a good way I'd say. Prayers go out to you and your family.
Keith cusackLakewood, CO
Gary was a treasure to many people, and especially our church here at St. Mark's. He was the president of the congregation when I was called as pastor and so we developed a close relationship early in my time here. I will miss him personally a lot.
Rev. Daniel TisdelRoswell, NM
Kay and Family: We all will miss Gary. My heartfelt sympathy to you. He was a good man and always had time to talk when he was making his morning rounds.
Darla MillerRoswell, NM
Thinking of you and your family, Chris.
Suzi Swenson MishmashSalida, CO
I'm so sorry and saddened by Gary's passing. Always there to make me laugh, and look at me in that way that said "WTH are you doing Darcy?"...
I wish I could attend the services. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers and I know how much be missed.
Darcy BokathAtlanta, GA