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Arthur Lynn Majors

November 6, 1949 — September 12, 2023

Gunnison, Colorado

Arthur Lynn Majors, age 73, of Gunnison, Colorado, formerly of Elgin, peacefully passed into the arm of his Lord in Heaven, on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. Surrounded by his beloved family, Arthur's spirit left this world with a gentle grace.

Arthur was born in Elgin, Texas on November 6, 1949. He entered this world as a twin son to Jonell and Neal Majors, bringing joy and warmth to their lives. From an early age, it was clear that Arthur possessed exceptional athletic ability alongside his twin brother. For four straight years, they became legendary figures on the football field of Elgin High School.  Their combined talents mesmerized the town as they displayed the true spirit of competition and sportsmanship. Arthur's skill didn't stop at football; he also excelled as a catcher for the Elgin High School baseball team.

After graduating from high school, Arthur continued his education at Blinn Junior College for two years. It was there that he continued to pursue his passion for football while simultaneously striving for academic success.

Dedicated to serving his country and protecting its values, Arthur made a selfless choice to join the Marine Corps Reserve. For six honorable years, he dedicated himself to serving his Country. After completing basic training, he returned home to Elgin.

Inspired by a desire to learn and create with his hands, Arthur sought guidance from his uncle to learn the art of metal fabrication and machining. His uncle graciously shared his knowledge with him as they built a strong relationship. Utilizing his newfound skills and driven by entrepreneurial spirit, Arthur and his uncle embarked on opening a local machine shop.  For over 20 years, their machine shop thrived. Their dedication and precision allowed them to design and fabricate custom parts for esteemed companies such as Motorola and Tracor. Arthur's commitment to his work shone through every project, which earned him and his uncle respect and success.

In 1995, Arthur moved his family to Colorado, where they embarked on their Rocky Mountain adventures. He built a home filled with warmth and happiness for his loved ones, and it brought him immense joy to share his love of the mountains with family and friends. Arthur was known for taking them on hair-raising 4x4 adventures, exploring the rugged terrain by horseback and ATV. While hunting and fishing remained important activities in their lives, Arthur merely shifted his focus from bass and deer to trout and elk.  After retiring, Arthur and his beloved wife, Kita, embraced a nomadic lifestyle. They hit the road in their 18 wheeler, traversing every corner of the lower 48 states. Arthur had always enjoyed traveling, and he continued to do so until his last days - always on the go.

Arthur was not only an adventurer but also an exceptional craftsman. His talent for woodworking produced stunning works of art such as bowls, tables, lamps, shelves, benches, gun racks, and light fixtures. He possessed an artistic spirit much like that of his mother - resourceful, creative, and always seeking new challenges. When one hobby became mundane for him, Arthur fearlessly embarked on a new endeavor. In his later years, he developed a passion for shed hunting - collecting antlers that he sold successfully through his Etsy website. And when the snowy winter months made this challenging task impossible, he turned to selling antiques and collectibles in the same manner.

Arthur's reunion with his late father Neal, twin brother John, and grandparents in Heaven, surely marked a glorious day. May they find eternal peace together in the presence of our Lord.

Arthur leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 44 years, Kita Majors; his mother, Jonell Majors; sister, Kay and husband Tommy Valenta; sister-in-law, Dorothy Brown; brother-in-law, Scott Mitchell and wife Kaylynn; his two daughters, Codie and husband Tommy Prinz and Amanda Frymire; his son, Clint Majors and wife Heather; nine cherished grandchildren, Abby, Rebekah, Olivia, Wesley, Preston, Mason, Brody, Wayde, Lynlee; as well as two great-grandchildren, Kashden and Lawson. Arthur's memory will also be cherished by numerous extended family members and dear friends.  Arthur will forever remain in our hearts as a man who lived his life to the fullest. May his adventurous spirit inspire us to embrace every moment with love and enthusiasm.

While Arthur's professional accomplishments were significant, it is his kind heart and unwavering devotion that will be cherished most by those who knew him. Arthur poured love into everything he did, leaving an indelible mark on the lives he touched.  As we bid farewell to Arthur, we honor his memory with gratitude in our hearts. He leaves behind a legacy of strength, perseverance, and compassion. Though our hearts ache with his departure, we take solace in knowing that his spirit will forever shine upon us as a guiding light.  In honor of Arthur's memory and the exceptional care he received from the nurses during his final days, memorial contributions can be made at http://giving.cu.edu/ArthurMajors.

Family and Friends will gather for a Celebration of Arthur's Life, at Elgin Funeral Home, Saturday, September 30th at 10:00 AM. Inurnment with Military Honors will follow at Elgin Cemetery.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 30, 2023

10:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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Saturday, September 30, 2023

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