Harlie R. Bacon died on Sept. 10, 2008, from an aortic aneurism following a very brief illness. He was 77.
Harlie moved to Evergreen in 1974 to open and manage a Sims Tire and Automotive store on State Highway 74 at Bryant Drive. In 1985, he became a partner in the Swis Auto Glass business in Denver. Later, he moved to Elite Auto Glass in Denver. He retired from Elite in 2005.
Harlie was born and raised on Long Island, N.Y. He was a graduate of Hofstrau University with a bachelor of science degree in geology. He moved to Denver in 1954. Over the years, he was involved with Toastmasters, was master of the Cherry Point Masonic Lodge, was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and recently became treasurer of the Colorado charter chapter of Quail Forever.
Harlie always had a passion for outdoor activities, from boating and fishing as a child, to camping, fly-fishing, big-game hunting, wetland bird hunting and upland bird hunting, which he did with his faithful and prized dog, Gunner.
A memorial service was held for Harlie at the Denver West Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sept. 18, followed by a reception at the church. Family and close friends were present for the interment of the ashes at Faimount Cemetery in Aurora.
He was loved and will greatly be missed by his companion of 33 years, Rhea Davis; son Gregory Bacon (Annette), daughter Barbara (Steve Berlin) and daughter Kimberly (Derek Anderson). Harlie had two stepsons, Kris and Todd Chocol. Harlie and Rhea have one “adopted daughter,” Sue Weaver.
Harlie was preceded in death by two sons, Harlie Jr. and Christian. Harlie’s grandchildren include Vanessa Bacon, Lindsey and Lauren Berlin, and Alex and Ashley Anderson. Also, he had one great-granddaughter, Torrey Bravan FitzRandolph.