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Patrick Monahan remembered

March 2, 1942 – April 15, 2018

Pat Edward Monahan was born March 2, 1942 in Ward, Colorado to Edward James Monahan & Levina Rose Gundy, baptized by Father Rock at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Denver Colorado.

He attended Mullen High School in Denver and graduated in 1960, “Go Hoofbeats.” The following years were spent in Central City where he parked cars at Jakes Parking Lot.

On November 8, 1963 he married childhood sweetheart, Catherine Veronica Begg at the Methodist Church and settled in the Smith house on Lawrence Street.

He was a member of the BPOE Elks and member of the Central City Volunteer Fire Department and served as Fire Chief. He was on the Board of Directors for the Central City Development Company and also worked as Deputy City Marshall. Pat worked for the US Forest Service in Rollinsville, as a truck driver for Graves Trucking in Denver, and he later owned and operated the Gilpin County Truck Line.

When gaming was approved, he worked for The Long Branch, Coyote Creek, and Bullwhackers Casino’s. He also managed the Lower Caribou Ranch in Longmont for James William Guercio, hauling cattle between Longmont, the Caribou Ranch in Nederland, the O.W. Ranch in Montana, and feed yards in Texas. Pat also operated the Coyote Creek Farm in Fort Morgan, CO for J.D. Corelli.

Pat retired and bought a winter home in Herndon, Kansas where he served on the Herndon City Council for 4-1/2 years.

Pat enjoyed his history as a youth in of Central City, and we spent hours on the phone reminiscing about the “Good Old Days.” His Grandfather, Albert Gundy, was born in Nevadaville in 1872 and was Gilpin County Sheriff from 1913 – 1918. His father and mother owned the home at Eureka & G street, and a liquor and grocery store on Lawrence Street.

Patrick became ill and entered the Great Plains Hospital in North Platte, Nebraska where on Sunday April 15, 2018 he joined our Heavenly Father.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; brother-in-law Paul Ashford; sister Bernadine Anne Ashford of Roswell, Georgia; and brother-in-law Linold Begg of Central City, Colorado.

He is survived by wife Catherine of 55 years; brother Father Joseph E. Monahan of Thornton, CO; daughter Caralee Rochelle Wieber (Wayne) of Golden, CO; son Matthew Linold Monahan of Central City, CO; son Christopher Patrick Monahan of Ft Morgan, CO; and brother-in-law Dan Begg of Wichita, KS and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and countless friends.

The family will celebrate a memorial in Central City, July of 2018.

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