Previous Gallery
Next Gallery
Print Thread
Colin Gage #507026
08/30/15 11:32 AM
08/30/15 11:32 AM
5 Images
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 72,956
oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Colin Gage

Born: August 25, 1953
Died: August 27, 2015

Colin Campbell Gage, 62, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015, after a 15 month long struggle with lung cancer.

Colin was born on August 25, 1953 in Kansas City, Kansas to Frank Hires Gage and Carolyn Campbell Babcock and grew up in the Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City, attending Border Star Elementary and Southwest High School, graduating in 1971. Proudly following in a long family tradition, he attended the University of Kansas (intermittently), eventually earning a Bachelorís degree in Education in 1977 and a Juris Doctorate in 1983 and paying off his student loans at the age of 49. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and counted as lifelong friends many of those he met in Lawrence during the fifteen memorable years he lived there.

After stints as a grade school teacher, district court law clerk, attorney and U.S. Senate staffer in Nancy Kassebaumís Topeka office, Colin moved back to Kansas City for good in 1985 to take a job at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, but primarily to be closer to Laura Turner. They had met two years before while they were both working at the Jackson County Courthouse. In this case, absence did indeed make the hearts grow fonder and they wed on September 27, 1986.

Colin worked at UMKC for almost thirty years before his retirement in April, 2015. Hired initially to create a real estate office within the University to manage its rental holdings, he eventually became responsible for property sales and acquisitions, leases and other administrative functions, becoming Director of Business Services in 1989. At the time of his retirement, he served as campus liaison to the UM General Counselís office with respect to most University contracts. He served two terms as UMKCís representative on the board of the Southtown Council and acted as the organizationís president in 1989.

A journeyman poet since his youth, Colin was a published songwriter/lyricist. He was an avid gardener and chef. He loved bird hunting (pheasant, turkey, dove) with his buddies at the Bar C ranch outside of Sylvan Grove in Lincoln County, Kansas. One of his great joys in the last years of his life was the resurgence of his Kansas City Royals. And, in 2005, after numerous travels together over the years, he and Laura finally discovered their home away from home when they made their first visit to Ambergris Caye, off the coast of Belize. Over the course of the next ten years, they made fourteen trips and innumerable close friends and wonderful memories. Sun, sand, post rocks, prairies, mountains and, always, music . . . Colin was not one to complain about where his life took him and he made the most of his days. He considered himself a fortunate man, for his life was blessed with so much love and laughter and, truly, is there ever enough time?
Colin was predeceased by his parents and by his stepfather, Frank O. Babcock.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 29 years Laura Turner Gage, brother Hires W. Gage, DVM and his wife Gail Horner Gage of Prairie Village, Kansas, sister Betse M. Gage, MD and her husband William Chase, MD of Overland Park, Kansas, sister Georganne Gage Walters of Charlotte, North Carolina, and eleven nieces and nephews.

Burial will be by cremation. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 to7 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015 with Selected Remembrances at 5:30 p.m. at Muehlebach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost Avenue, Kansas City MO 64131. A Celebration of Life (a/k/a party) will be held at a later date at a location to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64137 or to the Southtown Foundation, 6814 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64131.

Memorial Service
Friday, September 11, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Muehlebach Chapel
6800 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64131

Another thread on Colin's passing is // ....
Re: Colin Gage [Re: Marty] #507118
09/02/15 06:37 PM
09/02/15 06:37 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 4,262
St Louis, Mo., USA/San Pedro
Laguna Punta Offline
Laguna Punta  Offline
Rest in Peace, Colin.

Gone fishing!!

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (bobcat bill), 102 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online4,377
Dec 15th, 2020 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1