Malcom E. (Bud) Collier died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Collier Hospice Center. |
He was born Dec. 10, 1937, in Denver, the son of Malcolm E. Collier Sr. and Kathleen Watts Collier. He was educated at Lakewood High School and Colorado College where he graduated cum laude (1960).
He served his country in the Colorado National Guard. He was employed at First Federal Savings and Loan in Denver where he served a number of positions before becoming C.E.O.
He served on the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, Kan. and was an advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank.
Upon retirement, he became the owner of Rocky Mountain Angling Club which enhanced his love of fishing.
Bud served the Jefferson County community in a number of ways, including nine years as a volunteer fire fighter with the Genesee Volunteer Fire Department.
He served on the boards of Lutheran Hospital and Consolidated Mutual Water Company.
He was instrumental in the establishment of a YMCA in Lakewood.
He served on the Lakewood Housing Authority and was honored as the grand marshal of Lakewood on Parade one year.
He was a generous philanthropist who awarded scholarships yearly to the Physician Assistant program at Red Rocks Community College and was instrumental in the development of the Collier Hospice Center.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy (McCartney) his son, Grant Collier, his daughter, Amy Stogner (Jimmy), and his grandchildren, Jacob and Claire Stogner.
He is also survived by his sisters, Kathy Reul and Mary Ross.
He was a member of the Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis, Golden, where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 1 p.m.
Graveside services and interment, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 1 p.m., Fairview Cemetery, Burlington.
Memorial gifts may be made to Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO 80401 or Collier Hospice, 3210 Lutheran Parkway, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.
Condolences may be offered at www.CrownHillFuneral.com
Published in The Burlington Record on Feb. 13, 2014