Wesley Eugene Signs
Wesley Eugene Signs was born on February 26, 1925, in Pagoda, Colorado, the son of Ernest Clyde and Rosella (Johnson) Signs. He was raised on Williams Fork and later near what is now the Hayden airport. Following high school Wes attended Colorado State University for a year, then entered the US Army. After his discharge from the Army he went back to college and received his Civil Engineering degree. Wes married Pat Holderness in 1948 and they became the parents of five children. They were later divorced. He married Linda L. Fox on February 12, 1977, in Craig. Wes was a lifelong resident of Hayden other than during his time in the service. Wes worked for the Soil Conservation Service and then for the Division of Water Resources for the State of Colorado as an irrigation engineer, a position he held for twenty-six years. At the same time Wes was active in farming and ranching, raising registered Longhorn and Hereford cattle. Wes was very active in the community serving on numerous boards including the School Board and the Yampa Water Conservancy Board. He enjoyed team roping, hunting, and fishing. Wes died on Monday, May 26, 2014 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife Linda of Hayden; his daughters Cheryl Signs of Denver and Susan Signs of Estes Park, CO; his sons Charles (Connie Signs), of Bieber, CA and Mark (Fujiko) Signs of Pleasant Gap, PA; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren and his sister Lois Herndon, of Rapid City, SD and his mother-in-law Louise Fox of Hayden. Wes was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Ann Copeland. Memorial services were held on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at The Hayden High School Gymnasium with Tim Frentress officiating. Interment was in the Hayden Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion Post #89. Memorial donations may be made to the Haven or the Hayden American Legion Post both in care of Grant Mortuary.
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