Ernest Ellsworth Lane was born on January 24, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Dorothy O. Lane and Ernest E. Lane Sr as the eldest child of three. He departed this life on March 17, 2021 at Porter Hospice in Colorado after a long bout of illness. Ernest was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dr. Karen Patricia Cline Lane who he married in Littleton, Colorado on April 8, 1971. He leaves to cherish his memory sister Loretta Dianne Goodridge of Mattapan, Massachusetts, sister Janice Yvonne Sims of VA Beach, Virginia, nieces and nephews Camille McKinnis, Fred K. Goodridge, Janell D. Goodridge, Jacqueline Young, Donna Fox, Charles Sims Jr, Lemarr J. Lovett and a host of cousins, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. His nieces and nephews lovingly referred to him as ‘Uncle Junior’.
Ernest attended Boston Public Schools and graduated from Boston Trade High School where he learned the trade of welding and participated as a member of the high school track team. After pursuing a career in the US Navy and serving military time on the USS Warrington during the Cuban missile crisis, Ernest was discharged honorably from the United States Navy. After his discharge he worked for Burtman Ironworks in Jamaica Plain, Ma. He went on to further his education at Boston University where he met and later married the love of his life, Karen Patricia Cline. Ernest and Karen’s professional careers eventually led them to Aurora, Colorado where they settled down and had a wonderful life together. Ernest later received his Masters degree in 1991 from the University of Phoenix, Colorado. He worked in an executive position at a distinguished local telephone company in Denver, Colorado before retiring.
Ernest loved spending time with his family and friends and was always concerned about their well-being. Of his many interests and hobbies, he especially enjoyed lively discussions and debates on the hottest topics such as politics, family matters, business and of course sports. He also liked golfing, going fishing, and a good hardy game of cards. He relished in being the jokester of the family. His vibrant personality and zest for life were contagious. He was loyal, loving and kind to family and friends alike.
During his later years Ernest was cared for in his Aurora, Colorado home by certified nursing assistants. He later required the care of a wonderful and compassionate team of nurses and LICSW’s in Westminster, Colorado. His family cannot thank them enough for their complete caring devotion to Ernest during his final days.
Ernest will always be remembered and loved and will continue to be a beacon of light in our hearts.
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