Dorsey Donald (Butch) Driscoll Jr.
Dorsey Donald (Butch) Driscoll Jr., 68, lost his four-year battle with lymphoma cancer on Aug. 24, 2007, at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital with his family by his side. Butch was born May 5, 1939, at Presbyterian Hospital to Dorsey Donald Sr. and Dorothy Driscoll. He graduated in 1957 from Strasburg High School. After that he served in the Navy for four years. He married Judith White on May 5, 1963. They have two daughters, Deedra (DeeDee) Fisher and DeAnna Driscoll.In 1984 he married Betty Pratt, and they have a son, Dustin Driscoll. They lived in Crawford and then Hayden. Just recently they moved to Fruita. Butch worked in banking for many years and then in the insurance business. He also worked for Steamboat Lumber, and his last place of employment was United Supply of the Rockies in Craig. He was a real outdoorsman. He loved nature and being out in it, fishing, hunting, camping, hiking and Jeeping. Even when he was at home he spent most of his time in his yard working in his garden and flower beds. He was an amazing man and an inspiration to all with his strong spirit and passion for life. He defied many odds through his illness, amazing doctors and everyone who knew him. He had a great sense of humor even when he was so sick.He was preceded in death by his parents, a niece and her three children. Survivors include wife Betty of Fruita; sister Virginia Driscoll of Strasburg; daughters DeeDee (Tony) Fisher of Glenwood Springs, and DeAnna Driscoll of San Diego, Calif.; son Dustin Driscoll of Hayden; grandchildren Kalee Fisher of Grand Junction, Cameron Fisher of Glenwood Springs, and Annabella Cherry of San Diego; aunt Darlene (Sandy) Lancaster of Bennett; uncle Ray Zybach of California; niece Debra Fehrenbach and family of Stratton; Jeff Pitts of Kentucky; and great-niece Brooke Vossen and family of Castle Rock. A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Advantage Aurora Chase Mortuary in Aurora. His ashes will spread over the mountains of Woody Creek.
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