July 21, 1945 ~ August 8, 2019

Born in: Columbus, Ohio
Resided in: Aurora, Colorado

On the evening of August 8, 2019, Jesse William Gee, Jr., known to all as “Bill”, passed away at the age of 74.

Bill was an avid golfer. His love of the game began in his teens when he was a caddy at one of the oldest golf courses in Worthington, Ohio. He enjoyed playing basketball, fishing, camping, traveling, long walks and great food.

He honorably served in Vietnam, was a manager at the Rocky Mountain News and owned and operated his own business.

He was a generous and compassionate man with a great sense of humor. He was a volunteer at the VA hospital; an animal lover, and donated to many charities.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Sr., and mother, Josephine, and his sister, Jessie.

Bill is survived by his wife, Patricia, his daughter, Jennifer, and sisters, Amelia and Mary. Nephew, Brad and niece, Kathy.

Memorial service to take place Friday, October 11th, at 11am at the Horan & McConaty Family Chapel at 11150 E. Dartmouth Avenue, Aurora CO 80014.

Graveside service to take place Friday, October 11th, at 1:30 at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Please use the funeral entrance off of Sheridan, and park at Staging Area B.

Please leave a comment as condolence for Bill’s family below.


Memorial Celebration: October 11, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SE Denver/Aurora
11150 E. Dartmouth Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014

Room: Horan & McConaty Family Chapel

Graveside Service: October 11, 2019 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80236

(303) 761-0117

Room: Staging Area B

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  1. A sad loss losing my high school buddy. He was my wing man driving from one drive-in restaurant to another trying to find girls to talk to…like “American Graffiti”. He found his perfect girl in Pat and was blessed with many years of love. Should we all be so lucky.

    Goodbye old friend. Jim

  2. Very sorry to hear this news. Sending sincere condolences to Pat and his family. Find some comfort and peace in your memories.

  3. Bill and I became close friends during the 10 years we worked together from 1979 though 1989. There were many memories from back then with many memories from golf outings, his teaching me the “ropes” on horse track and dog track betting (which I still use today), and many other fun times we had over the years. We remained friends for 40 years with he and his lovely wife Pat visiting our home in the early 2000’s in Southern Louisiana. After we all went on an alligator tour one day, I will never forget his kind words about the Crawfish Etouffee from scratch that I made for him. He said how great it was and actually talked about it for years afterwards. I promised that I would make another for him one day but that never happened. We also promised to get together for a trip in the years to come but for one reason or another, it never happened. We talked monthly and stayed in touch for the remaining years. He loved to play our Yahoo Football survivor contest during the last 10 years and actually won the pot a couple of times. You know how he felt winning that! It was like winning a trifecta! Bill, if you can see this up there, you will be deeply missed!! Love you brother!

  4. I’m so sorry to see Bill’s passed away. Having worked for/with Bill for the better part of sixteen years, I have fond memories of some good times. I hope everyone will remember their good times with him.

  5. Very sorry to hear this news. Sending sincere condolences to Pat and his family. Find some comfort and peace in your memories. Dianne & Jim

    • Sorry to hear about the loss of Bill. Like other memories shared by former co workers at the Rocky Mountain News, I have my own… like the story about losing Ed Parker’s couch when it slid out his truck on the Interstate. Or the secret little creek with gigantic trout I promised never to disclose. Rest in Peace Bill…

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