Max Lee Chinn

November 26, 1949July 24, 2020

Celebration services for Max will be Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Barr Lake State Park beginning at 6:00 p.m. There will be a lantern release at sunset. At the request of family please wear bright colors, as bright colors were his favorite. The fee to access the park is $9.00, but passes are available to check out from your local library. Seating is limited so please bring your own chair. This is a CELEBRATION OF LIFE, not a funeral.

Max L. Chinn was born November 26th 1949, in Denver Colorado to parents, Archie and Wilma Jean Chinn. He was the second oldest of four children.

Max was raised in Brighton, attending Brighton High School. He was drafted in the Army and served at Fort Richardson Alaska. In 1984 Max married Mary A. Grattan. They later divorced but remained friends. Max worked in the oil field for twenty-four years. He went on to work seventeen years at warehouse stores. Max retired from Frontier Airlines in 2014. Max loved to fish, bird watch and be with his family. Max was always the life of the party.

Although Max had been dealing with a lot of medical issues, he passed away peacefully the morning of July 24 at Avamere Malley.

Survivors include his daughter, Joann Halton (Thomas Halton); siblings, Shirley Genereux (Connord Genereux), Ron Chinn (Judy Chinn), Dee Ann Chinn (Deeanna Parker); grandchildren Maggie (English Bulldog); and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

His parents Archie and Wilma Jean Chinn, preceded him in death.

Max's family wishes to thank the incredible doctors at Platte Valley Medical Center and North Suburban Medical Center, as well as, the wonderful care he received in hospice. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Barr Lake State Park.

Stoddard Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


8 August

Celebration of Life

6:00 pm

Barr Lake State

13401 Picadilly Road
Brighton, CO 80603


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Joann Chinn-Halton

August 3, 2020

My dad and I have always had a close connection. Maybe because our birthdays are two days apart. Maybe its just because he is my dad. As so many people know, my dad was the world’s proudest grandpa to a beautiful English Bulldog named Maggie. My dad was a lot like a bulldog. And bulldogs have a lot of significance to our family. My grandpa Archie worked for Mack Trucks, and their mascot was a bulldog. My dad went to Brighton High School and was a bulldog. And like a bulldog, like Maggie, my dad’s cuteness saved him. Every year when I was growing up he would get me a balloon, flowers and chocolates for Valentines Day. My dad was very playful. He loved to laugh. Like when I was in middle school and my dad would have the office call my name, loudly and multiple times over the loud speaker just to see my face turn red. I have so many good memories of my dad. Like doing shooting sports in 4-H. And the days all the family would gather at my aunt Shirley’s house and we would shoot all day long. It was hot, and loud and it was the epic! One of my favorite memories was when I was about 15, working on our 1975 Ford truck, AKA “Mean Green”. It was so cold, and we had been working on greenie for days with no luck. But finally, we got it fixed. It was the only time I had heard my dad cuss like that. But it was glorious. My dad could be frustrating at times, like Maggie (who stepped on the computer and turned it off as I was typing this). Bulldogs are known for being stubborn. As many know this was also true for my dad. No body was going to mess with his beard. He was going to do things his way. But mostly, do not mess with his beard. But most of all Bulldogs are incredibly loving and loyal. No matter what was going on in life I knew my dad was there to love me and support me. I have so many other amazing memories of my dad, but those are mine. I am not ready to share those now. I have a lot of peace knowing that the last thing we said to each other was “I love you”.

Jodi Marks

July 29, 2020

Max was a neat guy and we shared good memories.
Many of them out at the farm by Hudson.
One of my favorite memories was driving around in 1983 looking for the guys canoeing on the river. It was raining hard and it was like an adventure trying to find them.
Max was easy going most of the time.

We had some fun times with family up in Rocky Mountain National Park too. Especially with out of state company.

We will always remember the “bear” - which ended up being Max snoring in his camper!
Thanks for all great omelets!
Hope you enjoy all the fishing up in heaven.
Love and prayers to all the family.

Deborah Windholz

July 29, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if I can do anything.

Susan Pfaff

July 27, 2020

Max and I worked together for many years, at Frontier Airlines.
We shared stories about our lives in and outside of work.
We also shared a mutual liking for Liver & onions. We agreed to meet someday and share a meal together. Life took us in different direction and we did not have a chance to follow through.
When we meet in heaven, lets have liver & onions together!
You will always have a special place in my heart.

Jim Caples

July 27, 2020

Max was one of the friendliest guys I ever met. He always had a big smile on his face. He was fun to be around. His spirit will be missed.

My condolences to all his family and friends

I raise a mug in your honor my friend

Jim Caples


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