William Bill R. Goldsberry Sr.

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William 'Bill' R. Goldsberry Sr.

May 28, 1937 - November 04, 2018

William Bill R. Goldsberry Sr. William "Bill" R. Goldsberry Sr., a resident of Loveland, Colorado, for 18 years, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in the accompaniment of his wife, Carolyn; daughters, Veronica and Lora; son, Bill Jr.; granddaughter, McCall; daughter-in-law, Sasha; and son-in-law, Alan.
Born May 28, 1937, in Kokomo, Indiana, to Beulah R. and William A. Goldsberry, Bill was a 20-plus-year firefighter for the Lakewood, Colorado, fire department, retiring his career as chief of the department in 1990. With no professional benefit but honoring the request of his mother for higher education, Bill graduated from Regis College at age 49 with a bachelor of business administration with a minor in economics. Bill was a member of and actively participated in the Colorado State Fire Chiefs (president), International Association of Fire Chiefs (life member), Missouri Valley Fire Chiefs (life member), Metro Fire Chiefs Association (president), Rocky Mountain Fleet Managers Association Colorado Chapter (president), Make a Wish Foundation, co-founder of Gold Roofing Inc. in Loveland and many others.
In 1975, Bill was the recipient of "Fireman of the Year Award," recognized and honored by then Gov. Richard Lamm for his actions in saving the life of 16-year-old Scott Popper, who was involved in a stray bullet hunting accident that required life-saving measures until Flight for Life was able to reach the scene near Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Bill was not the Cadillac style, he was an honest, ethical and hardworking man who loved nothing more than his wife of 61 years, Carolyn. He supported the dreams of his children and loved to watch the family grow.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Goldsberry; daughters, Veronica Crain (Alan), Lora Dahlberg (Dale); son, William Goldsberry Jr. (Sasha); sister, Cheryllyn Goldsberry; seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Allnutt Funeral Home, 2100 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538 on Wednesday, Nov. 7, and will be one hour prior to services scheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 8 at the funeral home. Procession to the interment in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Berthoud, Colorado, will follow.
Memorials in Bill's name are suggested to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Visit www.AllnuttLoveland.com to share your remembrances of Bill.
Published on November 7, 2018
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