Gerald Fay Caraveau


(Nov. 24, 1939 - Feb. 17, 2011)

After over ten years of treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), former Powell resident Gerald Fay Caraveau died Feb. 17, 2011, at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was 71.

Gerald was born in Powell Nov. 24, 1939, to Fay A. and Gertrude L. (Ilse) Caraveau. He attended Powell schools and graduated from Powell High School in 1958.

He attended the University of Wyoming on a wrestling scholarship and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. degree in education and an M.S. degree in science.

He taught seven years in Carlsbad, N.M., before moving to Colorado Springs where he taught briefly before entering the real estate industry. He was in real estate for 39 years in Colorado Springs, 19 of which he was Broker/Owner of All West Realtors. He sold his company and joined Re/MAX Advantage in 1998 as Broker/Manager and Sales Associate. He retired in December, 2010.

Gerald was a member of the T-Gap Lions Club for many years, donating many hours to serving his community.

He kept in touch with his classmates from the PHS graduating class of 1958.

Survivors include his wife, Nancie Caraveau; daughter Kelli Lene; son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Kathy Caraveau; daughter and son-in-law, Karri and Travis Loftin; step-children and their spouses, Christopher and Angie Fulbright, Erica and Marc Waldthausen and Victoria and Robert Shearon; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Jo Caraveau; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted at Rocky Mountain Calvary in Colorado Sporings on Feb. 25.