|Geoff Conover was a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs who loved Colorado's mountains, especially when fishing his favorite lakes and streams. Whenever others would get "skunked", Geoff would be reeling them in, with a smile as big as his haul. Geoff graduated from Mitchell H.S. in 1980, and served in the U.S. Navy until his honorable discharge in 1984. Geoff was an honest hard working man. He was employed at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex as a Maintenence Trade Worker prior to that he worked as a heavy equipment operator at Ft. Carson. Geoff will be remembered for his sense of humor and his down to earth way of making you feel at ease the minute you met him. He had an easy wit that could have you belly laughing and he could be counted on to give you a big bear hug whenever you needed one. Besides fishing, Geoff's greatest love was his family. He never failed to tell his family how much he loved them, often calling just to say hey and to make sure all was well. He was especially proud of his son Cameron and often expressed his joy of being his father. He also was very proud of being his grandson Michael's pa-pa. He is survived by his loving wife Connie (another of his trophy catches), his son Cameron, step children Matt, Lucy, and Chris, grandson Michael. He is also survived by his mother AlDona Conover, siblings Charles (Charlie) Conover and Cheryl Mantz and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. As a believer in Jesus as his savior, Geoff knew that he would be reunited with his family members who preceded him in death, including his father Jay Conover and Grandparents Donald & Alice Green and Mary Conover. Services will be held Saturday, April 30th at 11:00 A.M. at Northeast Bible Chapel, 1722 McArthur Avenue, Colorado Springs. Donations in lieu flowers can be made to the Geoff Conover Memorial Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, AC #1508358528. It's not goodbye...just "so long".
Published in The Gazette from April 28 to April 29, 2011