Donald Arlo Pence passed away on February 8, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Don was born on June 22, 1929 to Ralph and Hazel (Buck) Pence in Springfield, Ohio. He met Joyce Goodman when she was 6 years old at a church camp meeting. They were childhood friends. Don’s family moved to San Antonio, Texas where he grew up. He served in the Air Force from 1947 through 1950.
Don was interested in prospecting and went to Colorado. One particular gem was drawing him. Joyce Goodman had moved to Colorado with her mother and sister. Don and Joyce were married on November 15, 1955; when they moved to Texas for a year, before moving back to Colorado. Don was an electrician and refrigeration technician.
Don is survived by his wife, Joyce; a sister, Rhea Nancy; three nephews and a niece.