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Verne Coleman

February 25, 1936 — June 1, 2023


Verne R. Coleman passed away surrounded by loved ones on June 1, 2023, at the age of 87. Verne was born to Delia and William Coleman on February 25, 1936, in Fresno, California. He graduated from high school in 1954, earning the Bank of America Award. After high school, Verne joined the US Airforce where he specialized in radar technology for the F86-D Sabre. He met his wife Bev in Denver soon after in 1955, and on February 11, 1956, the two were married in Spokane, Washington. He later attended the University of Colorado Denver. In 1957 he began work as an engineer at Glenn L. Martin (later Martin Marietta) where he would remain for the next 35 years, retiring after a successful career in 1992. During his retirement, Verne and Bev traveled widely and had many happy memories attending his fighter squadron reunions for the 497th.

Verne and Bev have three daughters and two sons-in-law: Laurie and Don, Karrie, and Susan and Peter. They have seven grandchildren: Pam, Nick, Josh, Jon, Elizabeth, Becky, and Coleman. They also have five great-grandchildren: Bridget, Cale, Arie, Luke, and Isla. Verne has one brother, David Coleman, and one brother-in-law, Jon Bigelow.

A memorial service will be held in Verne’s honor on Saturday, June 10th at 10 am at Horan and McConaty in Centennial, Colorado.

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

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5303 E County Line Rd, Centennial, CO 80122

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