Maynard Carl Avey

June 8, 1926March 10, 2019

Maynard C Avey, born 6-8-26 in Iowa, died on 3-10-19. He served in the US Navy. While retired, he drove a school bus for the Estes Park School District and drove thousands of visitors in and out of Rocky Mountain National Park on visitor shuttles until he was 90 years old. After the 2013 Big Thompson Flood, he processed fallen trees into firewood and offered it free to neighbors in Glen Haven where he resided for 30 years in a log home he built with his own hands. He is preceded in death by his parents, son’s Ted and Tom and grandson, Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Beverly A. Avey, 3 step children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.


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Maynard Carl Avey

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Heathe Stone

March 20, 2019

Oh, Maynard, you ol' rascal....I loved getting driven to work up in the Park by you and we'd talk and talk. You always had a fun story and I will miss you, darned it.....
You're free that heavenly bus.
God bless you, my friend.

Larry & Diana Larson

March 20, 2019

I too shared the road with Maynard driving for Rocky Mountain Transit.
He was always so nice. He especially made an impressionbon Diana. Always making sure she was safe. She spoke of him often and I was happy to know she was safe. Diana occasionally rode just to say hello to Maynard.
Safe travels my friend.

george smith

March 20, 2019

I worked along side Maynard driving shuttle bus in Rocky Mtn National Park. Maynard was the most gentle and considerate person I came to know, he always had a kind word of encouragement. He will be surely missed.

Vicki Alkire

March 14, 2019

To Maynard’s Family

We were saddened to hear of Maynard’s passing. We met Maynard and became friends when he moved to the Retreat 30 years ago. We helped care sit his step-daughter, Sandy, and enjoyed visits with her, Bev and Maynard. Maynard was a good guy and a caring man. We will miss him in our small community of Glen Haven.

Vicki and Claud Alkire