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June 27, 1930 -
Burial Date: July 19, 2018
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed’s memory to the San Juan Cancer Center and HopeWest Hospice. The family is eternally grateful for the kind and loving care Ed received from the San Juan Cancer Center, HopeWest Hospice, Dr. Robert Kilbourn, Dr. Michael Brezinsky and all the fine staff at the Homestead Assisted Living Center. A celebration of life, In Memory of Edwin will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Crippin Funeral Home chapel. The enrichment of ashes will take place at Grand View Cemetery, Serenity Gardens in Montrose.
Edwin L. Macy was born June 27, 1930, to Merle E. and Ruth G. Macy in Montrose, Colorado. He spent his childhood in Montrose, graduating from Montrose High School in 1948. He received his B.A. degree from Western State College in Gunnison in 1952. He served 16 months in the Adjutant General Message Center Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army in Korea in 1953 and 1954, where he attained the rank of Sergeant. He then was granted a graduate assistantship at Western State College, where he taught classes in conducting and band instruments. He received his M.A. Degree in 1955. Ed started playing the cornet after the 3rd grade, and he played cornet solos in the area solo contests from the 4th grade through his senior year in high school, receiving a rating of 1st Division every year. When he went to college, he was a featured cornet soloist with the Western State College Band, as well as being a member of a very popular trumpet trio on tour with the band.
He taught band in Ouray in the 1955-56 school year, and taught band in the Olathe Schools from 1956 to 1982. After he received his library certification at UNC at Greeley in 1982, he became the librarian at Columbine Junior High School, later Columbine Middle School in Montrose, where he worked until 1993 when he retired.
On July 31, 1955, he married Nancy Stephenson at Doyleville, Colorado. They had three daughters, Elaine, Kathleen and Karen. Nancy preceded Ed in death on May 4, 1989. On July 17, 1994 Ed married Rosemary Stuver in Montrose, Colorado.
He belonged to the Olathe AF & AM No. 157, Montrose Elks Lodge, and was a 32nd Degree Mason, belonging to the Scottish Rite in Grand Junction. He was a member of the Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archeological Society. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where he served on the Vestry Board from 1990 to 1993. Ed and Rosemary also served as ushers for many years at St. Paul’s Church.
Ed was Master of the Olathe Masonic Lodge as well as Lodge Secretary for 10 years. He served as President of the Western Slope Music Educators, President of the Uncompahgre Valley Education Association, President of the Olathe Rotary, President of the Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, as well as being the chapter representative to the State Archaeological Society Board of Directors for several years.
Ed and Rosemary spent many happy times traveling. They took trips to the Panama Canal, Europe, Ireland, England, the Caribbean, and Hawaii as well as to Tahiti and the South Pacific.
Ed loved to hunt and fish, and he and Rosemary spent many happy hours fishing in the past several years. He greatly enjoyed reading and photography. He enjoyed the outdoors and just about all activity that went with being outside. He and Rosemary were also ardent Broncos fans and had season tickets for seven years. He dearly loved all his family members and his dear wife, Rosemary.
Survivors include his wife Rosemary, daughters Elaine (Randy) Rowan of Montrose, Kathleen (Larry) Cirbo of Longmont and Karen (Bill) Decker of Delta and Rosemary’s daughter Chris (Jack) Panasuk. Ed is also survived by six grandchildren, Ariana Miller and Devin Miller, Matt Cirbo and Annie Cirbo, Nicole (Troy) Harrower, Maria Decker and four great grandchildren Avery Kuchler, Macy and Gavin Harrower and Brice Decker.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed’s memory to the San Juan Cancer Center and HopeWest Hospice. The family is eternally grateful for the kind and loving care Ed received from the San Juan Cancer Center, HopeWest Hospice, Dr. Robert Kilbourn, Dr. Michael Brezinsky and all the fine staff at the Homestead Assisted Living Center. A celebration of life, In Memory of Edwin will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Crippin Funeral Home chapel. The enrichment of ashes will take place at Grand View Cemetery, Serenity Gardens in Montrose. Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory in Montrose is assisting the family.