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Vernon “Vern” Marion, 80, of Red Feather Lakes, passed away unexpectedly on June 10, 2021.

Preceded in death by his parents Ivan and Grace Marion, brother Ivan W. Marion “Skeet” Jr., sister Julie White, and brother Ted Marion. He is survived by his sisters Marjorie Miller, and Rosemary “Dee” Baker, his two children, Joshua “Josh” L. Marion (partner, Stephanie), and Esther L. Velasquez (Virgil), ex-wife Jane Marion, grandchildren Jesse and Butch Marion and numerous great-grandchildren.

Vern was born on Saturday, July 20, 1940, in Burns, Wyoming to Ivan W. and Grace D. (Gabriel) Marion; he was the eldest of six children. His family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado and later to Red Feather Lakes where he spent nearly his entire life.

He married Jane L. (Hinkle) Marion on April 13, 1962. The two were married until 2019.

Vern was a loving husband, father, uncle, grandpa, and great grandpa. Vern was an honest, hardworking man, growing up during WWII and being the eldest child, he created a code all his own. He was independent, opinionated, and passionate. He never met a stranger and he loved people—all kinds of people. He was baptized in 1970 and had a deep, personal relationship with his savior Jesus Christ. Vern spent most of his life logging, including working at his father’s lumber mill. He had a connection with nature and a love of the forest and animals. He was humble and lived a simple, uncomplicated life. He loved his children and his family, and he was content.

Services to celebrate his life will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens 8426 S College Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado, at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 7, 2021


  • Celebration of Life

    sábado, 7 agosto , 2021




Brad Graham

5 agosto , 2021

Vern was a dear friend, a wonderful story teller and historian. We spent countless hours enjoying his stories and sharing the wonderful mountains he loved. Vern will be missed by so many of his friends and family! He taught me a great deal about living in the mountains. Rest In Peace Vern!

Marlorraine Riddle

6 julio , 2021

Vern was a patient of mine for the last 4 years. He was an incredibly special man and he will be missed and remembered very fondly. My heart is with his family during this hard time.

Mark and Vicky Wahl

19 junio , 2021

Vern was one of the most caring and giving individuals we’ve ever met. We recently moved close to Vern’s home and he immediately embraced us as his neighbors and into his family. He quickly became a good friend and mentor. He was the man who opened our road with his bulldozer after this last springtime 5 foot snow. Without him we would have been buried for at least another week. He also cut dozens of beetle kill trees on our property when we moved in - most likely saving our home from the Cameron peak fire last fall. We’re sure Vern will be looking out for us from his heavenly home. We will miss Vern as well as his brother Ted for years to come. Our condolences to Vern’s family and friends