Dean Girard passed away Tuesday at the Grand Junction VA Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the VA flag at the Steamboat Springs Cemetery with a lunch at the VFW following.
Dean was born March 10, 1941, in Oak Creek. He was raised on a small ranch east of Oak Creek where he went to grade school and then attended high school in Oak Creek.
He went to Grand County and worked on ranches for several years. He went to the service for two years then returned to Routt County, where he worked for Valley Transfer Trucking and Richard Baker until his death.
Dean is survived by one brother, Art, of Fort Collins; two sisters-in-law Betty, of Fort Collins, and Norma, of Linden, Utah; two nieces Debbie Voney, of Linden, Utah, and Teresa Phillips, of Fort Collins; three great-nieces, Amy, Lesley and Cassidy; one great-nephew Chris; one great-great-nephew; and one great-great-niece. Two older brothers, Vern and Ernie Girard, and his parents, Zora and Art Girard Sr., died earlier.