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William John Phelan

Littleton, CO - William John Phelan of Littleton, CO passed away tragically one year ago on May 15, 2018. We miss you dearly every day. Bill is survived by his loving wife Betsy Phelan (Glagola), mother Patricia (Wilder), sisters Colleen and Katie, and niece Peggy Phelan. He is preceded in death by his father William A. Phelan. Bill was born February 25, 1969 in Southfield, MI. He grew up in Birmingham and Troy, MI. Billy and Betsy moved to Colorado in 2000 following a career in computer networking and to take advantage of the Rocky Mountain lifestyle. Bill worked as an Enterprise Solutions Architect for Jeppesen for 16 years, and then for Amazon Web Services. He was an exceptional engineer, known for his intelligence, humility, and candidness. Bill had a passion for skiing and mountain biking. He toured all over the Rocky Mountain Region with friends and family to ski and bike the most extreme terrain the mountains had to offer. Billy died from an undetected heart condition while doing one of the things he loved most, mountain biking. For more info, visit

Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News on May 15, 2019
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