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William "Fred" Biggs
William "Fred" Biggs of Granby, Colorado, died in Denver at St. Anthony Hospital on Friday December 9, 2011 from cardiac arrest.
Fred was born in Boulder, Colorado March 26th, 1936. When he was eight years old he moved to Napa, California. While living in California he worked in several different jobs including the steel industry, Napa Valley School District, as a custodian and for a short time, he worked at the Rightspot Café where he actually met John Wayne! He met Denise Bradley, fell in love, and they got married November 15, 1980. In 1989, Fred attended his grandmother's 90th birthday celebration in Colorado and his love for the mountains brought him and his family back to his "roots". Upon settling in Granby, he took a job at the Mountainside at SilverCreek doing maintenance. He was the "go to guy" when it came to fixing something and soon worked his way into head of maintenance. He took his job seriously but always loved a good laugh and could be quite the jokester both at work and at home. His favorite reply when someone asked him how he was doing was, "Terrible! Thank you! How are you?"
When Fred wasn't working you could find him watching the Bronco's, Avalanche or Colorado Rockies and quite often he'd be playing a re-run of an old John Wayne movie. He also loved spending time with his family and friends. He was always telling them the most current joke or just kidding around with them. He was a jokester to the end.
Fred is survived by his wife Denise Biggs, daughters, Caren Villenueava (Louis) of Vallejo, CA; Tammy Watson (Ed) of Napa, CA; Alice Biggs of Austin, TX; Jackie Biggs (James Crane) of Granby, CO; and Clarissa Biggs of Granby, CO. Sons, Billy Biggs (Lorena) of Vallejo, CA; and Brad Biggs of Grand Junction, CO. Brothers, Jimmy Biggs (Carol) and Buddy Biggs (Betty) of Napa, CA. Sister, Cathy O'Connor (Mike) of Napa, CA. He also has 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly.
There will not be a memorial service.
Fred is loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Leave a condolence for the family, share a story about Fred or add a photo to Fred's "Book of Memories" at www.grandcountymortuary.com.
Mark H. Shearon, Funeral Director, Grand County Mortuary, is in charge of arrangements. 970-725-9010.
Daddy I love you and wish I would have told you I loved you when I saw you for the last time on thursday morning I really miss you more than words hopefully I will see you again some day I love you and miss you more than words and emotions can explain now love you Daddy
Jaclyn Denise Biggs Dec 23 2011 12:00 AM
Who knew that this marriage would last forever and was special? The bartender knew and happened to be an ordained minister. Knowing that our original plans were altered, the bartender came to us and said he would marry us because we had a special look. We were married in the bar that we met by the bartender at 1:00 am on November 15, 1980. This dear and special bartender was James R. Mattmiller. God bless you wherever you are. Three of my four step children have thanked me for taking care of their dad. For me, thanks belong to them for accepting me into the family at the start. Our ages were so close that I could have been a sister. Their father was so full of love, care and happiness, this acceptance came easy. Fred had promised me 50 years of marriage from day one. I would always tell him that there is someone with much higher authority than I. We shared 31 years together. He was my friend, lover, man and husband. Together we were one. Till we meet again, I Love You.
Denise Biggs Dec 20 2011 12:00 AM
My condolences to cousin Fred's family and friends. I had not been in touch with Fred directly since the family moved from Boulder to California. I missed my grandmother's 90th and I was unable to attend her funeral but Fred was there and able to connect with other family and friends. All reports were glowing. I deeply regret not reconnecting with Fred and family.
Donald Oren Biggs Jr Dec 15 2011 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Bill Bradley Dec 13 2011 12:00 AM
Denise and Family our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. We are truley sorry to hear about your loss.
Faith & Robert Bradley Dec 12 2011 12:00 AM