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Stephen G Shoup

Steve Shoup, 70, of Granby died June 12, 2018 at his home. He was born to Lester Joseph and Ruby Carolyn (Phelps) Shoup of Ohio on Sept. 28, 1947, graduated from University of Missouri and received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. 


Upon retiring from a 35-year career at Caterpillar's headquarters in Peoria, Ill. Steve relocated to the Colorado Rockies region he had long cherished as a skier and avid outdoor sports enthusiast. He cycled and mountain biked throughout the Rockies and beyond, routinely riding 30 to 50-mile daily distances, and continued to do so in the weeks and days before his death as he trained for an upcoming July endurance ride. 


Steve had prolific talents and interests too innumerable to list, but at the top of these he was a passionate and talented carpenter, builder, and craftsman. Known for being prodigiously active with his ambitious projects in the wood workshop, house and yard, he was an inspiring figure to those who knew and witnessed how he transformed and beautified the spaces around him. He enjoyed fishing, whether they bit the line that day or not, and grilling the perfect meal for family and friends. When cycling season gave way to snow, he loved skiing as much as possible, especially the treed runs at Mary Jane in Winter Park. Steve loved the "moldy oldies" songs as he called them, and knew the lyrics or melody to nearly all the early oldies from the 50s and 60s. He often sang along with the lower bass melodies as they played on the car radio; not quite a singer, he belted it out regardless, the humor often as good as the song.


Steve is survived by wife Sandra Lynn Shoup of Granby, daughter Tasha (Shoup) Heidenrich, sons Stephen Shoup and Walter Shoup, brother Danny Shoup, sister Linda (Shoup) Hubert, and grandchildren Ashley Heidenrich and Lauren Heidenrich. 


He was preceded in death by his parents, his late wife Lorrie (Dueltgen) Shoup, and sister Marsha (Shoup) Harman. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Steve’s name to Mountain Family Center.   A celebration of life will be held at Adolph’s, 1008 Winter Park Dr., Winter Park, 80482 on Fri. June 22 from 3pm to 6pm.

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Hoping this Memory Page is still active and looked at by my first cousins. I was both saddened to learn of Steve's passing and embarrassed that I was not aware of it. Inexcusable after over 1 1/2 years.  We did exchange Christmas cards up until the parasailing accident but then things seem  to fade away. "We'll just pick it up later. Right !!". I would still like to send a cousin or offspring a Christmas card and maybe reestablish contact. Steve and I were born two weeks apart. Our best memories of each other are probably summers at the cottage on the Sandusky River. George and Lester maybe set the family tone of those days but that doesn't mean it still has to be that way. My mother and father just recently passed away. I want to express regret for the things my parents probably did or said that contributed to the divide. Of course, the timing of this message does seem to validate past indiscretions but please don't take it that way. Reading Steve's obituary has is somewhat intimate and personal feel for me. I have a BS degree in engineering, a basement full of woodworking equipment/hardware, and a collection of "moldy oldies" on records, tape, and computer/MP3 files. I also do bike riding but not of the scale of Steve. Uncanny? The same gene pool. I would love to hear a response from someone and pass along my contact information but I realize this is a stretch after so much time. Jay Shoup. 

Jay M. Shoup Dec 18 2019 12:00 AM

Steve and his family used to live across the road from me when we were young. I remember the sadness and disbelief when his beautiful mother passed away. They lived back a long lane and we used to ride our bikes together up and down our country road. I was thinking about the time he and I tried to build a dam in the little Sunnybrook Creek on our farm. I remember our laughter and how much fun we had messing with the tadpoles. His brother Danny was older and didn't have time to play with us kids but his older sister Linda and younger sister Marsha were always kind and funny. After his Dad remarried they moved into Richwood and when the family moved away I lost track of them. I am so glad to read that Steve had a good life. So sorry he is gone and that finding his obituary bought us together. You old Richwood Ohio neighbor Bonnie Bell

Bonnie Bell Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM