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Bernard "Skip" M. Hurley Jr.

March 7, 1927 ~ May 23, 2022 (age 95)

Obituary

 

Skip Hurley, 95, transcended off into the mountains for the final time on May 23rd, 2022 after living a long, fulfilled life. He was born March 7th, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri then accompanied his family through The Dust Bowl to finally arrive in Pueblo, Co in 1935, when Skip was just 8 years old. He is now reunited with his parents; Bernard Hurley, Sr & Helen Hurley, his daughter Barbara, and brother William Hurley. He is survived and missed dearly by his beloved of 35 years, Irene Hays, his sons; Howard Hurley, and Marvin (Brandie) Hays, daughters; Tracy (Eli) Martinez, Katrina Hays, and Kimberly (Mike) Shifflett, his niece Linda Dotson, nephews; William, Robert, & Daniel Hurley, as well as his grandchildren; Alexis (Ismeal) Fierro, Hunter (Shannon) Felicia, Joe (Shannon) Martinez, Chad McNamee, and Mystic & Mathias Hays, and finally, his great-grandchildren; Jenisis, his birthday twin Cerenity, Rylee, Ayvah, Johna, Little Eli, Isla Rae, and Esme. Skip attended and graduated from Central High School while also working for the first ambulance service in Pueblo with his father where he had many stories of harrowing rescues, shootouts with criminals, and run-ins with mobsters (some whom he befriended). He served a brief stint in the U.S. Army, then went on to own and operate B.M. Hurley’s Sales & Service where he served the local community as their trustworthy mechanic. In his “retirement” he spent much time at Pueblo Sporting Goods where he would still be helping out, if it weren’t for the pandemic that forced him to actually retire, for real, in 2020. Skip enjoyed spending time with family, telling jokes, and showing off his dancing skills. He had many hobbies that included painting beautiful landscapes, even though he was color blind, re-enacting cowboy gun fights where he sometimes donned a fake unibrow and mustache, reading books that he practically memorized, and making friends with everyone he came across... and there were many. He will be greatly missed. Per his request, he will be cremated and there will be no funeral service.

 

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