Gary  Hammond
Gary Hammond

June 1, 1943 - January 25, 2018
Born in Wichita, Kansas
Resided in Arvada, Colorado
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Gary W. Hammond passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

Gary was born June 1, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas to Don and Jane Hammond, the eldest of three boys. He was a 1968 graduate of Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas. After a short stint in the Russell, Kansas planning department. He soon moved to Arvada, Colorado to pursue a career as a Senior City Planner for the City of Arvada. He held this position for 45 years before retirement in 2015. Gary loved his job as a Senior City Planner and was very proud of his contributions toward the changes of Arvada’s cityscape.

Gary had many hobbies including photography and travel. Throughout his travels around the country he would take pictures of architecture and landscapes, often analyzing the structures, making improvements and bringing back the best ideas to the City of Arvada Planning Department.

When not busy at work or cheering on the Denver Broncos as a long-time season ticket holder, Gary could be found on his bicycle, riding around town, through the mountains or in various bicycling events throughout the years. For fun and bragging rights, he kept track of the mileage he had accumulated over 33 years, amassing more than 27,000 miles.

Gary was fascinated with aviation, especially World War II era airplanes. He never missed an opportunity to attend an air show or museum. He shared his love of aviation with his family and friends.

Gary was predeceased by his parents, Don and Jane Hammond of Wichita, Kansas. He is survived by his brothers, Kent Hammond (Jody) of Thornton, Colorado and Lyle Hammond (Sheryl) of Wichita, Kansas; nephew, Cory Hammond (Erika) of Windsor, Colorado; niece, Kelly Hoopes (Brennan) of Perry, Kansas; two great-nephews and two great-nieces. He will be forever remembered by his family and friends for his sense of humor and kindness.

A Memorial Service honoring Gary's life will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 7577 West 80th Avenue, Arvada, Colorado.

The family requests in lieu of flowers or plants, consider memorial donations to your favorite charity in honor of Gary.

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Memorial Service
Horan & McConaty - Arvada
7577 West 80th Avenue
Arvada, CO US 80003
Saturday, February 3, 2018
2:00 PM