Doyle Harrison

1957 – 2019

 

Doyle Harrison, 61, of Hudson, Colorado, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 25, 2019.  He was born December 17, 1957 in Worland, Wyoming to Ray and Marval Harrison and grew up on a nearby ranch. After graduating from Worland High School in 1976, he received an Associate degree from Casper College, followed by a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wyoming in 1980. Doyle moved to Chicago in order to learn commercial art in the school of hard knocks. There, his frugal ways served him well as a starving artist. In 1985, he moved to Denver to be closer to his beloved family. In 1987, he began working for Jefferson County in the Planning and Zoning Department. He didn't expect to be in that job forever, but enjoyed it so much he stayed 32 years. He found satisfaction in continuing his professional development from the days of literal cut and paste to today's state of the art. He especially enjoyed helping many county departments and organizations with graphic design and technical support to achieve a standard of excellence in their communication with the public. He also extended a helping hand to his community, schools and church, always using his talents however needed.

As much as Doyle gave to others, his real focus was us--his family. He loved to share his knowledge and passions with us, from the art of roasting coffee to camping, from cultivating cacti to creating cow pie clocks. He had a natural curiosity to learn. His appreciation for God's creation and soft spot in his heart for small children and animals was evident to all who knew him. No doubt he was sorry to leave us so suddenly, but, teaching at every opportunity, he prepared us well. He was genuine, unique, and wise and lived his faith.

He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. He will be sorely missed by his wife Kathleen, daughters Barbie, Lizzy and Megan, sisters Janelle (Dave) Weeks, Reesa (Brian) Florom, and extended family, both in Wyoming and Michigan, as well as lifelong friends. As one friend recently wrote: in everything that really matters, Doyle was a wealthy man.

Contributions in Doyle's memory may be made to the Doyle Harrison Memorial Fund at any TBK Bank. Please make checks payable to Kathleen A. Harrison and in the memo line designate it for the "Doyle Harrison Memorial Fund" 

Or contributions in Doyle's memory may be made directly to: Hines Ugandan Ministries, P.O. Box 620727, Littleton, CO 80162, http://www.hineskids.org/   Or to: Truck Safety Coalition, a non-profit organization advocates for truck/driver safety and provides information and resources for victims of truck crashes, http://trucksafety.org/get-involved/donate/