Sidney "Sid" Whitford was born June 11, 1931 went home to the lord November 18, 2021. He leaves behind his wife Margie and four daughters Debra Lamb, Sandy Mahana, Karen Betz (Dale), Diana Auxier. As well as 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. we will miss him. He was loved by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Mt. Evans Hospice.
The Story of Sid
Sid was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on January 11 th , 1931. Came to Colorado in 1943. He did the rest of his growing up in the Golden.
He went to school, joined the Boy Scouts, and mowed lawns, delivered papers, worked at Piggley Wiggley’s (which is a grocery store which home delivered groceries). At a young age he loved automobiles of all kinds, hiking, camping, and many, many legal and almost legal adventures!
At 20, He joined the Air Force with his buddy Loren (Loke). Due to a prior commitment, he promised to help a farmer, so he was AWOL and lost his stripes and sent to England for 3.5 years. While there he toured England and Scotland and Wales. He witnessed the coronation of Queen Elizabeth the 2 nd .
When he got out of the Airforce he took care of his Mother and younger siblings. They were blessed to have him home!
Shortly thereafter he met Margie (Of course he was on a motorcycle) their first ride ended up a ditch but she still married him.
They almost made 65 years of marriage. Their anniversary would have been December 7.
Sid worked for the Colorado Central (which was brought out by Public Service and is now Excel Energy). He started by reading meters and ended being a gas engineer, he enjoyed (most!) of his 30 year of service.
After that he worked at Aspen Ridge Church. They finally retired him at age 80!
Sid’s lifelong passions were always family, friends, automobiles, motorcycles and the great outdoors, hiking, camping and yes sleeping (lots) in his swing on his own deck.
Sid was blessed to be at home with his Wife and Family when he passed away. This was his heart’s desire. He also wanted to laid to rest at Evergreen Memorial Park and he will the first Veteran in our new section for Veterans Section at Evergreen Memorial Park.
Sid you will be missed by all, your huge family and many friends.
You loved us all and WE LOVED YOU
Rest In Peace, Sid