Lifetime Colorado resident and rancher, David G. Colville, 86, of Del Norte, passed away at home surrounded by family on Feb. 12, 2021.
He was born May 26, 1934 to Alexander M. Colville and Ruth Marie Samuels. He graduated from Del Norte High School in 1952, then received his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business in 1956 from Colorado State University. He married Maretta Wilbur Colville on Oct. 14, 1956, and had three children.
He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his brother, Alexander (Louise) Colville, sister, Suzanne (Gordon) Off, daughters, Jodi C. (Duane) Anderson, and Julie M. Graeter (Brian Christenson) and son, David A. Colville (Amy Engle). He has seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He had a thirst for life. He enjoyed skiing, hiking, canyoneering, playing the guitar, piano, and reading. He was on the Wolf Creek Ski Patrol and belonged to the Gray Wolf Ski Club. He was involved in the SLV Cattlemen’s Association, a member of the board of Directors at the MV Co-op, and he was on the Rio Grande County Bank Board.
His greatest joy was being active and working in the great outdoors on the Corset Ranch for his entire life, leaving only to serve four years in the US Army. He will greatly be missed by all who knew him.
Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be May 29, 2021, at the home where he was born.
Arrangements in care of Strohmayer’s Funeral Home.