Welcome to the memorial page for

Bruce Michael Rector

October 14, 1940 ~ July 23, 2017 (age 76)

Bruce Michael Rector


In loving memory of Michael Rector.  He was born on October 14th, 1940 in Oakland, CA.  He spent his childhood camping, hunting, fishing and skipping school in Chico, CA.  After completing high school, Mike joined the Army as a paratrooper.  Through his service he was stationed in Okinawa and still maintains that he holds the record for the longest freefall before pulling his chute.

After his time with the Army he started a 30 year career with Lockheed in Sunnyvale, CA.  While in Northern CA, he attended a Halloween party without a costume.  It was at this party that he met the love of his life, a New Yorker named Carole.

They were married on September 22nd, 1973 in Newburg, NY.

They welcomed their son, Brian on June 11th, 1976 and their daughter Julie, on June 9th, 1980.

They have resided in Parker, CO since 1978.

Michael took a lot of pride in his career as a computer programmer, which he enjoyed until his retirement last year. 

He had a love of the outdoors and enjoyed tending to his greenhouse that he built, his garden, and taking care of their 5 acre property.

He is survived by his wife, Carole.  He was a devoted father to Brian Rector and Julie Odell, and Father in Law to Christina Rector and Mark Odell.  Mike is also survived by his 4 grandchildren, Colten (9),& Cannon (6) Rector; and , Emersyn (4), & Greysyn (10mo).Odell.

A celebration of life will be held at Parker United Methodist Church on Friday, August 4th at 2pm.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign Mike's guest book and share memories and/or photos by clicking the appropriate tab to the left.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Parker United Methodist Church
11805 S. Pine Drive, Parker CO 80134
Tel: 1-303-841-3979

American Cancer Society of Colorado

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
August 4, 2017

2:00 PM
Parker United Methodist Church
11805 S. Pine Drive
Parker, Colorado 80134

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