Ira Gene MauldinApril 1, 1934 ~ November 29, 2017 (age 83)
Ira Gene Mauldin Ira Gene Mauldin, 83, went home to be with the Lord on November 29, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Gene was born on April 1, 1934 near Stanton, Texas, to Ira L. and Verna O. Mauldin. He attended grade school in Big Spring, Texas and Portales, New Mexico and graduated from high school in 1952 in Socorro, New Mexico. He joined the United States Army in 1956 and served with honor until 1958. After service to his country, he married Dorothy F. McKnight in Ozark, Alabama and they moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico where Gene attended New Mexico State University and started working at White Sands Missile Range. In 1968, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, and in 1989, he retired from White Sands Missile Range, Department of the Army, after 35 years of federal service.
As a born again Christian, Gene served his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by being the spiritual leader of his family, and in various church positions to include Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. Gene loved the Lord and held a deep faith in Him throughout his life, which was especially evident in his struggle with cancer. Gene loved his family and devoted his life to every member of his family by sharing with them his love for Jesus Christ, His church, and the great outdoors. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy F. Mauldin; his brother, Jerry Mauldin; his son Russell (Lisa) Mauldin; his son Randall (Beth) Mauldin; and his daughter Joni (Matt) Ammer; his grandchildren Laura Wilder, Kimberly Mauldin, David Mauldin, Benjamin Mauldin, Minette Mauldin, Annette Griffin, Karinne Ammer, Lauren Ammer and Christine Ammer; and his great grandchildren Kaylee Wilder and Corben Wilder. In the last 18 years, Gurbi and Mona Bali have become Gene and Dot’s kids, too.
Services will be held at 11:00am Thursday, December 7 in the Dixon Chapel at Cherry Hills Community Church at 3900 Grace Blvd in Highlands Ranch. Gene will be interred in a private ceremony at Fort Logan National Cemetery.