Gerald was born April 29, 1928 in Cherokee to William Franklin and Ruth (Mosier) Coburn. He attended country school until the 8th grade and graduated from Cleghorn High School. He was married to Dorothy Thorson on November 2, 1952 at Sioux City, and. served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War from 1952 until 1955. He was a 50 year member in the Classic Car Club of America, the Serpaci Club, the Mayflower Society, and the Masonic Lodge.
Geraled was preceded in death by his parents and his wife , Dorothy Coburn, on April 17, 2001. He is survived by a son, James Coburn of Cherokee; a daughter, Julie Eisenman and her husband John of Greeley, Colorado; and two granddaughters, Emily Eisenman of Greeley, Colorado and Molly Eisenman of Fort Collins, Colorado.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee or the Mountain Valley Hospice, 1180 Main St., Suite 9, Windsor, Colorado 80550.