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Obituary for Dwane D. Raile

Dwane D. Raile
Dwane Donald Raile passed away peacefully at home on January 21, 2018 surrounded by family. He was born on September 28, 1931 in Saint Francis, Kansas to Michael and Bertha (Eberhart) Raile. He graduated high school in 1949 from Saint Francis Community High School, after winning the Kansas state championship in wrestling. Although he was a country boy, growing up on a farm surrounded by four sisters, his heart was in education and he left home to pursue his goals. He went to college at Western New Mexico University, graduating with a degree in education in 1953. Early in his career, he was both a coach and principle in Gallup and Santa Fe, New Mexico, being the youngest principle in the state. Dwane married his high school sweetheart, Jeanette Ann Kelly, in 1951 and they had two children, Greg and Jamie. They later divorced. It was during this time in New Mexico he developed his life long love of green and red chili.
In 1966, he moved to Greeley, Colorado. Three years later, he married Jean Beebe Thompson, who was his wife and beloved partner in life for 49 years.
Dwane continued his education in Greeley, earning his doctorate in education from UNC in 1983. He was Dean of Arts and Sciences at Aims Community College until he retired in 1993. Following his retirement from Aims, he was a realtor for Kelsey and Assoc., and later Coldwell Banker. In addition, he was a longtime member and trustee of the Greeley Elks 809. He was active in Rotary. He served as president of the Northern Colorado Center of Deafness and also volunteered at Senior Resource Services.
He and Jean enjoyed traveling, visiting all 50 states plus numerous countries, and wintered in Port Aransas, TX. Though he traveled extensively, he never lost sight of his roots in Saint Francis and was proud to be a Kansas farm boy. He was also an avid fisherman and would never turn down a day out with the boys. But his true love was family and he dedicated much of his time and energy in support of all his loved ones.
He is remembered by his wife, Jean; son, Greg Raile; daughter, Jamie Raile; stepdaughter, Rebecca (Michael) Sperber; stepson, Bruce (Claudette) Thompson; stepdaughter, Terry (Bradley) Lewis; sisters, Elaine (John) Kite and Anita (Marvin) Miller. He will also be missed by his 11 grandchildren and their spouses and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Berenice Reinholdt and Corrine Montgomery.
Dwane was known for his wit and humor as well as a generous heart. He changed the lives of everyone he touched; students, faculty, friends and most of all his family. Pops will be sorely missed and always remembered. “See you Tuesday!”
A Life Celebration service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at Adamson with a reception to follow. Memorial gifts may be made to “Greeley Elks Club” in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may leave condolences at adamsoncares.com.
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