Obituary: Craig A Dean |

Obituary: Craig A Dean

Craig A Dean
Craig A Dean
Provided Photo

May 27, 1953 – May 13, 2022

On the morning of May 13, 2022, Craig Dean peacefully passed away surrounded by his dearest loved ones after receiving a metastatic stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis just 23 days earlier.
Born and raised in Denver and Wheat Ridge, Craig joined the USPS in July 1975 and worked at post offices in Colorado and California, ultimately retiring in Glenwood Springs.
Craig loved everything about the mountains, hot springs, and the valley. He also loved to vacation with his wife on the beaches of Hawaii and Mexico and cruising in the Caribbean as well as long bike rides and hikes including 14ers with his daughter.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jan, and daughter Caroline (Francisco) who married on May 8 at the top of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder so that Craig could fulfill his wish of walking his only daughter down the aisle. Craig will be forever loved and dearly missed by his family, friends, patrons and those who were fortunate to know him.
Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting to please make a donation to the Two Rivers Community Foundation. Always pay it forward, Craig did.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.