William Edward Strickland

August 19, 1930April 8, 2018

William Edward (Ed)Strickland died peacefully on April 8, 2018. Ed was born on August 19, 1930 in Lubbock Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Business/Finance degree and entered the Navy where he was able to travel the world before he returned to Texas to start his career in the insurance business.

He moved to Denver in 1956 to join Travelers Insurance Company, where he met his wife Carol, a Denver native. They were married for 60 years and had two children, Debra, 59 and Tom, 56. His favorite times revolved around his family and friends with whom he traveled, golfed, rode motorcycles, camped and fished. Ed had a great wit and a zest for fun. He was liked by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife Carol, their son Tom, his wife Lynn, their son Lee and daughter Lacey. His daughter Debra and her husband Chuck, their two daughters Katie Terwilliger, her husband Chase, daughter Ellese and great grandson Charlie.

Services will be held Thursday, April 26 at 2 PM at Olinger Chapel Hill mortuary and Cemetery. 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., Centennial, CO 80121 in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Denver Children’s Home.


  • Carol Strickland, Wife
  • Tom (Lynn) Strickland, Son
  • Debra (Chuck) McKenney, Daughter
  • Mr. Strickland is also survived by his grandchildren Lee, Lacey, Katie (Chase), and Ellese and great-grandson Charlie.

  • Denver Children's Home


  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • Reception Thursday, April 26, 2018

William Edward Strickland

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