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Jack Arnold Fitzgerald

July 8, 1931 — March 31, 2023

Jack Arnold Fitzgerald was born in Glenwood Springs, Colorado to the late John Fitzgerald and Viola Pitts on July 8, 1931. He died March 31, 2023, at age 91 in Grand Junction, Colorado. His family was by his side.

Jack and his late sister Francis George were raised by their late Grandmother Alma Pitts and Grandfather Joe Pitts.

He graduated from Garfield High School in 1949

He spent his younger years working on the ranches of Cattle Creek farming and haying.

Jack spent many years riding a bulldozer for the late John Martin building roads and ditches around the valley. He worked for the late Beattie Brothers at L P Gas and Appliance Company for many years installing propane tanks and hauling propane all over the state in an eighteen-wheeler.

He retired to Grand Junction, Colorado with his wife Rose, where they have been for 28 years with their many dog companions. They enjoyed traveling in their RV with family and friends all over the United States. He and Rose had fun fishing with family and friends on their pontoon boat on many lakes around the Grand Junction area.

He was an avid Eagles member and enjoyed hamburger night every Tuesday with his harem of lady friends of theirs.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, his sister Francis George, a son Alan Fitzgerald, a grandson Shawn Sarno, his wife's parents Par and Mabel Tekoucich and Rose's sister Louise Moran.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Rose Fitzgerald, a daughter Rauna Sarno (Mike),2 sons Dale Fitzgerald, and Randy Fitzgerald (Kathy) and 3 stepsons Doug Hackbarth (Yacqueline), Kurt Hackbarth (Theresa) and Karl Hackbarth (Pat).

He had 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Jack will truly be missed by all his family and friends. He was "terribly-good" to be around.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Eagles on June 11, 2023, from 1-4pm,

1674 Highway 50 in Grand Junction.

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in Jack Fitzgerald's honor to the Hope West Hospice.

We would like to thank all the staff who showed kindness and cared for Jack at HopeWest during his final days.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jack Arnold Fitzgerald, please visit our flower store.

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