1943 - November 9, 2012
Gerald Lee Culverwell was born to H.G. and Erma (Martin) Culverwell on July 7, 1943 in Steamboat Springs.
Gerald was the eldest of six children. His siblings were Norman, Jon, Carolyn, Melvin and Melodie. He attended school in Craig graduating from Moffat County High School in 1961.
Gerald met his future wife when they were in fifth and sixth grade after Roberta Jennings’ father went to work on the Culverwell Ranch. The rest is history.
They were married in August of 1961, recently celebrating 51 years of marriage. To this union, Gerald and Roberta had two children, Annette (Bob) Dunckley and Rodney (Margaret).
Gerald was a third generation farmer/rancher in Northwest Colorado with his grandfather’s original homestead being part of the ranch. Gerald had a custom haying operation, was a successful Vermeer dealer and enjoyed hauling livestock.
He did this while operating his own cattle and sheep ranch and raising hay and rotation crops.
Gerald in partnership with his wife built a thriving networking business that reached from coast to coast. He never believed in a hand out but was always willing to offer a hand up and this business offered that same principle.
Gerald was a believer in free enterprise and was always willing to encourage and invest in those who had goals to improve their lives.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jon.
Gerald loved his family and his country passionately and believed that everyone should get involved. He did his best to encourage and educate people on issues going on in today’s world.
There was never a question as to where Gerald stood with politics. Gerald was a freedom fighter and a true patriot.