Gerald Dean Black, 81, passed away May 15, 2019 in Fruita, Colorado. Mr. Black was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in the "Cold War" between 1956 and 1960. He worked as a welder and mechanic supervisor for a school bus charter company. He is survived by his wife Mareen Black, sons, Bart, Daniel, Matthew, and Chad and daughters, Terri and Neva. Gerald had 16 grand children and 12 great - grand children. Services for Gerald will be held in Monticello, Utah and will be announced at a later date.