Gene joined the Marines and served until 1971. He later attended Mesa Community College where he received an associates degree. He studied law and tried his hand at many careers; sheriffs deputy, corrections officer, truck driver, farmer, prospector and armchair stock trader.
He loved The West and moved frequently, always moving on to new adventures. Gene enjoyed spicy food, a good chew, good friends and the company of ladies.
Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.
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