Delbert "Del" Ray GeistMarch 6, 1945 ~ October 14, 2017 (age 72)
Delbert Ray Geist, 72, of Canon City, CO, passed away at 7:20 a.m., Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City from complications of diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, with his wife and special friend, Pat Fraley, at his side.
Del was born March 6, 1945 in Pueblo, CO to William and Genevieve Geist. He was raised in Pueblo and attended school there until high school. His family moved to Boulder, CO where he graduated from high school and enlisted in the Navy. He was a Navy Seal and served in Vietnam for two tours. He received an associate degree in Key West, FL. After that he worked for a national computer company for many years and the last years of employment were with the University of Colorado at the University Hospital in Denver. He and Sharon (Armstrong) Wood-Geist were married in Denver, CO March 20, 1993. She survives him. Also surviving are his daughter, Heather (DJ) Blanchard, of Aurora, CO, her children Makya Delgado of Colorado Springs and Zoe Delgado of Aurora, and his step-son Dr. Kristin Wood of Singapore and his children Katie (Matt) Brown, Gracie Wood and Zachariah Wood, all of Texas. Also surviving are two aunts, Rosemary Schmidt and Wanda Schmidt of Kansas, and many cousins, nieces, nephews in Colorado and Kansas. Caregivers and friends Pat and Beth Fraley, Mason and Tristan of Florence has special connections with Sharon and Del. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Sharron Philips, his in-laws, Lee and Bert Armstrong and step-son, Brad Wood. At his request, cremation was accorded and no services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Funeral Home. Online condolences at Harwoodfunerals.com.