Edison “Ed” Orville Kagey, 91, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, peacefully at his residence in Beulah, Colorado.
Born and raised in Beulah, Michigan, Ed joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1946 and served on a peacekeeping force in China. He finished his service in 1949 and returned home to Michigan where he met the love of his life and married at age 21. After starting a family and career with the Ford car dealership business, the family spent time in Florida and Georgia before finally landing in Beulah, Colorado in 1971. He retired in 1994, as the Parts Manager at Freedom Ford in Pueblo, Colorado. Ed and Jeanne enjoyed retirement to the fullest traveling the country in their RV.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 70 years, Jeanne; children, Kevin (Mary Ann) Kagey, Tory (Judy) Kagey, and Mark (Margaret) Lisle; grandchildren, Mark (Mary) Yarn, Kristopher (Stacey) Kagey, Matthew (Rebecca) Lisle, Martha (Nehad Abdulhameed) Lisle, Kyle Kagey, Amy Kagey, and Melissa (Garrett) Dexter; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Kagey; his son, Michael Kagey; and his nephew, Roger Yarn.
Ed will be remembered for his love of all things outdoors (hunting, fishing, and camping), unmatched work ethic, always being true to his word, warm smile, gentle spirit, impressive knife collection, and unconditional love for his family. His kindness and generosity affected all who knew him. A celebration of life was held for close family at the Beulah Cemetery on Friday, June 19, 2020.