Edwin Carl CROSS died Dec. 4, 2007. He was born in Longmont on March 5, 1948, to Henry and Ellinor Cross.
He married Connie Wilson in Denver on June 9, 1973. He grew up in Loveland and the surrounding area and lived there for the first years of his marriage. He spent a short time in Greeley and then lived outside of Ault in the country for a little over 23 years.
He attended Loveland High School, class of ’66; Northeastern Junior College; Aims Community College; and Colorado State University.
During his Navy years, Ed served on the USS Enterprise, including a six month tour off the coast of Vietnam. He was then trained and became a Naval Special Forces Black Beret. After he completed training, he served a year in Vietnam on PBRs in the Brown Water Navy, River Division 531, the Delta Dragons. After his return home he finished his Navy assignments on the USS Vulcan.
Ed worked 17 years at Kodak as an electronic repair mechanic. He spent three years at Hewlett-Packard as an electronic technician, followed by 13 years at Advanced Energy doing electronic repair and then technical writing.
Ed was a member of PBR Forces Veterans Association Inc., Gamewardens of Vietnam Association Inc., and the American Legion. He and his wife, Connie, converted to Catholicism almost two years ago and are members of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church.
Ed was an avid reader who enjoyed fishing and travel. He took nine wonderful weeks to travel around the U.S. and visit family with his wife in their RV after he received his terminal diagnosis.
He was an exceptional husband, father and grandfather, and a devout Christian since he was 24. He especially enjoyed his time working in Tokyo where he took his wife and son to live with him.
He is survived by his wife, Connie; daughters and their husbands, Angela and Kirk Woerner from Brush, Colo., Andrea and Scott Crowder from Belgrade, Mont.; his son and wife, Adam and Mary Cross in Goose Creek, S.C.; six granddaughters, Hannah, Celeste, Abigail, Mia, Bethanie and Colleen; his brother and wife, Albert and Effie Cross; sister and husband, Martha and Bill Barksdale; and his mother, Ellinor Cross of Colorado Springs; and mother-in-law, Beth Wilson of Bozeman, Mont.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Cross; brother David Cross; and father-in-law, C.A. Wilson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church c/o Allnutt Funeral Service. Please view online obituary and sign family guest book at www.allnutt.com.
Publish date: 12/8/2007 Loveland Daily Reporter Herald.
Ed and Connie’s pictures -- www.riskwonder.net/edandconnie/