DEL NORTE — Claude Eugene “Gene” Deal, Jr., 77, of Del Norte passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Rio Grande Hospital. He had suffered several strokes over the last 15 months. Gene was born in Winfield, Kans. to Claude Sr. and Carrie Deal.
Gene enjoyed fishing, hunting and cooking. He had a degree in wildlife and a pharmacy degree. He was a pharmacist for over 50 years in Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. He joined the Mason 32nd degree and 50 years A.N. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Marsha Deal, Del Norte; his son Warren Deal, Monte Vista; daughter Stephanie (Mark) Jonker of Shreveport, Louisiana and grandchildren Nathan, Rosie, Calvin, Arie, Annelise, Frits and Wenona Jonker. He was preceded in death by one sister.
Please join his family and friends on Friday, April 19 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Elk Ridge in downtown Del Norte for a celebration of Gene’s life.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Attention: Frisco Creek Rehab Donation Fund, in name of Gene Deal, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216.