Orval Reid Gylling, Jr.,


ALAMOSA — Longtime Alamosa resident Orval Reid Gylling, Jr., 87, passed away Aug. 16, 2019.  He was born in Alamosa, on June 9, 1932 to Orval Reid Sr. and Carrie Alice (Motz) Gylling.  Orval loved to farm and took a lot of pride in working the land and he had a great career with Coors Containers, where he retired from after 30 years of service.  He enjoyed bowling, watching the Colorado Rockies, farming, horseshoes, eating food (especially pie), music, playing the piano and singing as well as his deep love for the musical stylings of Elvis’s gospel music.

Orval is survived by his children, Edward D. Gylling of Alamosa, Byron Leroy Gylling of Penrose, Kalyn Joan Gylling, and William Reid Gylling, both of Aurora, as well as five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren as well as numerous extended loving family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lenora Joan Gylling and his brother Robert Gylling.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26 at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa.  Visitation will take place prior to the service from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  The interment service will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge.  Contributions are suggested to the Valley Humane League and may be made in care of the funeral home office.  To express condolences, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com. Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa is in care of the arrangements.