Gene raised his first puppy, with his wife Jane, in 1996. He has been a member of the club since then. Here is his obituary

Thank you, Gene and Jane, for raising these wonderful dogs: Hinda, Reona, Wendell, Plato, Nadette, Velma, Trinity, Azura, Trapper, Avis, Brenna, Bianca, Yula and Cypress.

The memorial service was held at Thunder Mountain Harley Davidson Amphitheater, 4250 Byrd Avenue, Loveland, Colorado. Interment followed at 2:00 pm at Foothills Gardens of Memory, Longmont. A reception followed the services at the American Legion Post #32, 315 S. Bowen St. Longmont, CO.