John W. Starks |

John W. Starks

John W. Starks, 80, passed away Friday, March 3, 2006.John owned Starks Construction Company and was nominated for Contractor of the Year in 1993 by ENR, and was honored in New York for his inventive skills in development of the “Duke” for work done in Glenwood Canyon.He is survived by his beloved wife Jean; daughter Joni (Gordon) Strain, of Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren Stephanie (Ivan) Larson, Sterling (Kristen) Strain and Monica (Dennis) Nicol; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Breanna; sister Helen George, of Hartford, Conn.; and two nieces and two nephews.A celebration of John’s life was held March 8 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.Arrangements were handled through Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary and Cemetery in Wheat Ridge.Donations may be made to the Colorado Diabetes Foundation, Colorado Eye Institute or Colorado School of MInes in memory of John Starks.

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