Jerry Bender

Jerry Lee Bender

Monday, October 19th, 1942 - Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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Jerry Lee Bender, 77, passed away on November 12, 2019 at his home in Ft. Lupton, CO with family by his side.

Jerry was born in San Bernardino, CA on October 19, 1942. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Virginia (Page) Bender, sister, Loretta Boswell, and brothers, Jack Bender and Martin Bender.

He left behind his children, some biological and some “adopted” by grace; Jerolyn Bender, Jared Bender (Lisa), Laura Tapper (Jim), Brian Bender, Gabriel Vance (Nadya), Bubba Vance and Niki Leonardis (Dave). He was a proud “Papa” to: Noah, Keegan, Liam, Noel, Gio, CJ. and Olivia He remained very close to Carolyn (Bender) Kerr, mother of his children Jerolyn and Jared Bender.

He is also survived by siblings; Daniel Bender (Carol), Ruth Ann Spielman (Leo), Virginia McCarroll (Robert), Edward Bender, Frances Hunnicutt, Lois Motzer (Christian), Charles Bender (Elaine), Terrence Bender (Pat) and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Jerry served in the U.S. Navy at the U.S. Naval Station in San Diego, CA from 1962- 1964, as a Hospital Corpsman with an honorable discharge. He spent his life working in the construction field as an installer, remodeling, maintenance and repair.

In lieu of a service, Jerry, in true form of his kind, generous spirit; requested that those closest to him have a dinner at a nice restaurant – his treat, of course.
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Julie Daniels

Posted at 08:16pm
Oh Jerry, Where do I start. You stepped up for many years. From 1992 till you left us on the 12th of November you were the DADDY my three loved. You made sure that Birthdays, Easters, Thanksgivings and Christmas's were overboard crazy. We never had a bad HOLIDAY while you were around. You were the very best thing that ever happened to us. Gabe is honored to have been by your side as you made your crossing to be with Mom, Dad and your Brothers and Sisters. I miss you. You are my best friend. We had many good times together and I will always remember each and every goodtime. Thank you so much for EVERYTHING. Your truly were an ANGEL on earth. Keep an ye on the kids. I LOVE YOU BABE>

Alexandra Leonardis

Posted at 07:44am
I’ll never forget the look on your face on Christmas mornings. You were more excited than us kids. You’d wake us up at midnight and make us open presents. The year you made my mom go buy as many nutcrackers as she could find, was my best Christmas ever. I still have every single one of those nutcrackers too. You made the best breakfasts too. Eggs and bacon and potatoes. No one makes them like you did. You took us camping and taught us how to fish. You were there for all the holidays and important events. I can’t believe you not only kept that ridiculously ugly gum ball machine I made you, but you had it on display all these years, everywhere you lived. I have so many more memories. I could go on and on. I love you so very very much. I’m glad you’re no longer in pain.

Lois Bender Motzer

Posted at 12:20am

I will always remember the time you and Jack took us young brother and sisters to the circus. You bought me my very first cinnamon candied apple, which is my favorite, plus cotton candy.
One of my favorite photo of you was your Navy photo, I was so proud of you, couldn’t wait for you to come home.
I Love you forever & Always Rest In Peace big brother❤️

Jerolyn Bender

Posted at 12:51am
I miss you so much Daddy. I love you.

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