returning to the States, I took a trip to California
to visit my sister. When I came home to Denver, I returned
to work at Gates Rubber Company as a supervisor. The law required that we be given the same job as if
we had not been drafted. One time I shook hands with
Charlie Gates Jr. I worked for Gates Rubber Company
for 40 years.
Adjustment to civilian life was difficult
and I was uneasy about what my future would hold. But
then I met my future wife, Theresa, who helped me see
the world more clearly and restore my confidence. She
worked for the VA and had lost her brother during the
war. Theresa and I were married on 15 December 1946.
Theresa and I were happily married for over 50 years!
We had a beautiful home at 1350 S. Tejon Street in Denver
where we raised our children. We have four children,
eight grandchildren, and so far eight great-grandchildren!
Theresa passed away on 15 August 1998, and I moved to
the Gardens of St. Elizabeth, 2825 W. 32nd Ave. Later,
I moved to the Life Care Center in Evergreen to be nearer
to my daughter, Elaine, who lives in Georgetown. I have
many friends and enjoy many activities here, but most
of all I love and enjoy my family.