Brent Gary Welch (Leadville)

Born: Fri., Mar. 3, 1961
Died: Fri., May 12, 2017


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Wed., May 17, 2017
Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church


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Brent Gary Welch, 56 of Grand Junction, Colorado passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 in Leadville, Colorado.  He was born on March 3, 1961 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Gary and Irene (Krueger) Welch.  He was a graduate of Lake County High School and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.  He also attended the University of Nebraska and was a member of the Husker Marching Band.  Brent was a former math teacher and golf coach at Lake County High School and was a math, business, information technology teacher and golf coach at Grand Junction High School.  In 2014, he received the Outstanding Visionary Educator Award from the University of Colorado. He loved golf, the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and Nebraska Football.
Brent is survived by his parents Gary and Irene Welch; sister Reba (John) Neufeld, brothers Kyle (Susan) Welch all of Leadville, CO and Sean (Kate) Welch of Lecompton, Kansas; six nieces, two nephews, and three great nieces.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Leadville.  There will be a reception immediately following, at Leadville Elk’s Lodge, #236.  Donations may be made to the Brent Welch Memorial Fund at Peoples Bank in Leadville for computers to deserving students at Grand Junction High School.  Bailey-Kent Funeral Home of Leadville is assisting the family with arrangements.  

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Ron and Janet Garrett
   Posted Sun May 14, 2017
We are so very sorry for your loss.

Tiffany J Harris
   Posted Sun May 14, 2017
I was shocked and saddened to see Brent had passed. There are no words. It just sucks! Praying for your comfort, for sweet memories to make you smile, and for a knowledge that its ok to cry!

Joe & LeaAnn Burns
   Posted Sun May 14, 2017
So shocked and saddened by this news. Our sympathy

Shelly
   Posted Sun May 14, 2017
Holding you up in prayer. May God comfort you in your sorrow. RIP Brent

Rhonda Renz
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
Sorry to hear of your loss my prayers and thoughts are with you.

Victoria C.
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
I had Brent as my highschool math teacher and I remember that he didn't care that we were behind but that we understood what we were doing. He was a rock star teacher and I wish more were like him. He will be truly missed. He was an awesome person and dedicated to his students. My co dolences,

Ann Marie Popovich Seme
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
My Prayers are with all of you at this sad time. I can not imagine loosing a child or a sibling at such a young age. He never even had the chance to find what in life made him happy. I will pray that he watches over all of the family. I know that he will not be lonely, we have a quite a few classmates in heaven already.

Brent rest in peace.

David and Carol Schutte
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
We are so very sad for your loss and will be praying for your dear family. Love you all

Dave & Cindy Rider
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
So So sad for your loss, prayers for the family.

Eric Jones
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to the Welch family. Brent was always friendly and kind to me and all that he met.

mona glavinich
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
Sending our thoughts and prayers to the Welch family.
The Glavinich family

Bob savoren
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time

Charlie & Jannece O'Leary
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to The Welch Family.
With all of our loving thoughts and prayers at your time of sorrow.

With our love,
Charlie and Jannece O'Leary

Rick and Judy Ince
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
So shocked and saddened to hear about Brent's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

James and Diane Eussen
   Posted Mon May 15, 2017
May Brent rest in peace. I pray that his family can find love and strength in these dark times.

Beth Muller
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
Words cannot express the loss of which you are feeling. Your family is in my prayers.

Brian and Jan Wilson
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
We are so very sorry to hear of Brent's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Welch family. Hold very deeply, all of your cherished memories of his life.

Victoria
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Mr. Welch's passing. He was my math teacher when I was in my freshman year in high school. He was one of the few teachers that would go above and beyond for his students to make sure that we understood the material he was teaching. I also remember our class having some very entertaining conversations. I have nothing but good memories about him and the world lost and incredible educator and person. My condolences to the family and friends and relatives.

Craig & Kim Stuller
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
Saddened to hear of Brent's passing. Our condolences to Gary, Irene and the rest of the Welch family at this time.

Faun Burke
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
Love and Prayers to the Welch family.

Ray and Joan Dawson
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. God Bless and Comfort all of you.

St. Vincent Hospital Foundation
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
The Welch family has given so much to this community. All we can offer is words of condolence at this time of grief. Our hearts are with you. We share your sadness and are thinking of Brent's loved ones.

Simone Brower-Spero
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
So shocked and sad to hear of Brent leaving this world for the next. He always had a smile and kind word to say to everyone all the time. One always felt happy after being in his presence. I am so sorry for all of the family in loosing this bright light in this life.
Many prayers and blessings,
Simone

Thomas Rood
   Posted Tue May 16, 2017
May the Lord's blessing be with your entire family during these challenging times!

JO MAY AND LARRY EVERETT
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jana (Dlouhy) Dillard
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
Sending love and prayers to the Welch family.

Bud Dungan and family
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
It saddened my heart greatly, when I heard about Brent's passing. My sympathy to Gary, Irene and the Welch family

Tanya Calton Brown
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
So saddened by this news. He was a good friend for so many years. So many memories of skiing and just a great friendship. He will be missed. So sorry for all of the Welch family. My prayers are with you!

Jeri and Jerry Chavez and Family
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
We are so very saddened and sorry for your loss.

Ruth & Toots Purkat
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
Our most sincere condolences with your loss.

Janet & Willie Lowther
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and the family.

Robert and Valerie Ringwald
   Posted Sat May 20, 2017
We want to extend our deepest sympathy to your family at the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers to all your family members.

Shirley greer
   Posted Sat May 20, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about Brent. What a loss. He was such a fine young man and will be missed terribly. I can't even imagine loosing a child before a parent, my heart goes out to your family. MatY God bless you and all of your family.

Ray and Cindy Corbin
   Posted Sun May 21, 2017
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our love and prayers to your family.

Kim Rodriquez
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
Kyle & family,

Sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, son and uncle. May fond memories of better times sustain you during this sad time.

Steve Dobson
   Posted Mon May 29, 2017
So sorry for your loss!

Jack and Michelle Woulfe
   Posted Sun June 11, 2017
R.I.P. Brent - Your smile will never be forgotten.
Gary, Irene and family - Our hearts are deeply saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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