Colleen Rebecca Gary was born on February 24, 1946 to Charles Joseph and Lydia Ann (Evans) Wilton in Jermyn, Texas. She passed away on Monday June 10, 2013 in Jacksboro, Texas. She was 67 years old.
Colleen married the late Alton J. Gary on September 26, 1963 in Jacksboro, Texas. She obtained her EMT and Dispatcher Certification and worked as the Police, Fire and EMT Dispatcher for Jack County Police Department. She was a member of Live Oak Baptist Church. Colleen was a very loving mother, sister, wife and grandmother. A woman that will be missed by many who had the privilege of knowing her.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Alton.
Among the many left behind to cherish her memory include her children Sherry Petty and husband Mike of Runaway Bay, Texas; Debra Jump and husband Mike of Quinlan, Texas and John Gary and wife Laura of Jacksboro, Texas; sisters Vernie Crabtree of Dallas, Texas and Oretha Wilton of Dallas; brothers Eugene Wilton of Burkburnett, Texas and Norvill Wilton of Olney, Texas; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Thursday at Christian Missions Church with burial following at Wesley Chapel Cemetery with Coker Funeral Home handling arrangements. Please visit www.cokerfuneral.com for online tributes