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Oct. 12, 1934 ~ Sept. 15, 2020
Longtime Meeker resident, Joe Papez passed away on Sept. 15, 2020, at Pioneers Medical Center. He was 85. Upon Joe’s request, private family services are being held. He retired from the Division of Wildlife with many years of service. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia Papez; two sons, Gerald (Sherry) Papez and Greg (Maggie) Papez; his mother Albina Papez; and two sisters, Ann Morrelli and Donna Spock. He is further survived by two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Glen Paul Papez; and his father Louis Papez. In lieu of flowers and food, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Joe’s memory to HopeWest Hospice.
NOTE: A previous version of this obituary had the name of Joe’s mother misspelled. A correction has been made.