Herbert Clarence High
September 9, 1922 - July 13, 2017
Herbert Clarence High, 94, was born to Robert Henry and Bessie Mae (Beasley) High on September 9, 1922, on the High family Squaw Creek homestead in Eagle County, Colorado. Herb was one of 11 children. He attended the Squaw Creek one room school house until high school. Herb attended and graduated from Eagle County High School in Eagle, CO.
He married Esther Wellington prior to enlisting in the U. S. Army for service during WWII . A son, Daryl William High, was born to this union on February 29, 1943. Herb's army tour was in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. After discharge from the army the family moved to the Grand Junction area, where Herb worked for several years as a salesman for the Biggs and Kurtz Hardware Company of Grand Junction, Mesa Jewelers and Sam's Club in the jewelry department. Herb and Esther divorced while in Grand Junction and Herb later married Trudy McGraw of Eagle County.
During his life, Herb owned and operated several businesses, the last being the Grand Valley Pipe Company in Grand Junction.
He is survived by sisters, Blanche Mauro of Broomfield, CO, and Glenda Wilson of Colona, IL, and brother, Michael High of Chattanooga, TN.
A military memorial graveside service will be held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, 2830 Riverside Parkway, Grand Junction, on Tuesday, July 18th, at 1:00 p.m.
Donations, in Herb's honor, may be made to HopeWest Hospice, 3090B North 12th St., Grand Junction, CO 81506.
July 18, 2017
Grand Junction Veteran Cemetery
Grand Junction, CO