Clinton Edward GiezenFebruary 3, 1929 ~ October 10, 2017 (age 88)
CLINTON EDWARD GIEZEN
BORN: February 3, 1929 DIED: October 10, 2017
Preceded in death by parents Edward and Katherine and sister Alice Giezen.
After suffering for 6 months with various maladies, Clint passed to be with his Lord and Savior. He was surrounded by family.
Clint’s faith was paramount to him. He was a member of the Christian Reformed Churches in Denver until moving to Parker, at which time, he and his wife Peg became members of Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church, and more recently Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church (PEPC).
Early in his married life, Clint worked as an auto body repairman, until he injured his back. He worked as a car salesman while getting a real estate brokers license. He then became a real estate broker, selling homes in the city he loved. He retired in his early 70’s.
During his working years, Clint served on several boards. He was instrumental in providing the research and arranging fundraising for the building of the University Hills Living Center in Denver, a facility that his father later called home. He also served on the board that designed and built the Johnson Center in Englewood, now Centennial. It was innovative at the time, because it included a Memory Care Facility.
Music was important to Clint. He especially enjoyed gospel music and was a tenor for the Chordsmen Quartet, a group that sang in various churches and the Denver jail. This group cut two albums by popular request. Clint later became the tenor for the Gospel Guys, a group that performed for PEPC.
Clint’s heart was happiest when he was restoring one of his antique or classic cars. Throughout his life, this passion lead him to restore numerous cars which he and his family would take on tours and participate in parades with the Antique Car Club of America, and various other clubs. He later restored a 1956 Thunderbird for his wife Peg and together they toured this car with the Thunderbird Club. His 50-year project, a 1914 Cadillac, was completed shortly before he sold his home of 47 years in Parker, Colorado. His joy was complete when the car was finished and running, and then sold for display in a St. Louis, Mo. museum.
Clint’s growing family was also a joy to him. Family gatherings became a tradition during every holiday of the year. When the activity and noise was too much for him, you would find him in the garage working on his old cars. It was not unusual to hear him singing or whistling along to one of his favorite gospel group albums as he worked away.
Clint is survived by his wife Peg and their three adult children Rick, Kirk, and Glenda, 7 adult grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. We all love and miss you and know you are harmonizing and singing with the angels.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, October 18 at Chapel Hill Memorial Chapel located at 6601 S Colorado Blvd. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Disabled American Veterans.
Disabled Veterans Association