Douglas Clifton Corcilius
September 12, 1935 – November 3, 2020
Douglas Clifton Corcilius, 85 of Windsor, Colorado and formerly of Weldona, Fort Morgan, and the Denver area, passed away November 3, 2020. He is survived by his wife Helen Corcilius, son Steven, and Tamra. The current pandemic will delay a ceremony at this time.
Doug started his career at Western Electric as an installer of phone and ESS switching systems in central offices across Colorado in June 1953, with hard work his success landed him a supervisor position with AT&T, later Lucent, Atcarel-Lucent, and Nokia. Doug retired on 12/31/1989, but was not finished, as he became an accomplished stockbroker, investor and remained so until a few years of his passing.
Doug loved traveling Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii as well as going on cruises, camping, and fishing at his favorite place at Steamboat Lake. He loved to have coffee with his investment friends. Doug was also a member of the Elk’s as well as the pioneers. Doug was a complete person with the respect of many. Doug was an avid hunter as well, he saved his money as a youth so he could afford shot gun shells for duck hunting, pheasants, and later goose hunting with decoys and harvesting a trophy Elk was one of his many accomplishments.
Doug was born in Lafayette, Colorado on September 12, 1935 to Clifton and Laurel Corcilius. They moved quite often when he was young due to job availability. They lived in Boulder, CO when Doug was 8 years old. He was always more mature for his age than most children. As a boy, he would ride the Boulder City buses with confidence and enough money in his pocket. He learned early how to take care of himself and responsibility.
Helen first knew Doug in the fifth grade at the Weldona School, and his parents bought the only grocery store in Weldona. Lifelong friendships were made, as the area had very few people, so friends in the area were lasting. The store was next to a pool hall where Doug would pick up bottles and cans from the drinkers who littered at the pool hall at night, so each morning he would collect them, earn a few pennies and pick up the clutter. Those pennies over time would get him a new bicycle tire or save them for a rainy day, learning to be thrifty. The family sold the store and moved back to Boulder, but there was so many kids in Boulder schools to compete with, so they went back to Fort Morgan., but competition there was also heavy, so the family bought a farm located between Fort Morgan and Weldona.
Doug graduated from Weldona in 1953 with only one girl in the class and they married in 1954. Doug hired on at Western Electric and in the early years, they moved a lot, finally settling in Westminster, CO where they made their way working and raising their family. Doug had worked his way to a supervisor position in the 1980’s and retired in 1989. The family moved a few more times settling in Windsor, Colorado. Doug was a complete man, successful, had a good home and friends, and a great accountant, and stockbroker. I would like to say he was very close to his sister Lois Anne, who married John Jump, an accomplished telephone man also. They live in Fort Morgan, Colorado and they and their family were very close to our family, warm memories over the years, Thank you.
Douglas Clifton Corcilius
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November 22, 2020
Douglas, Doug, but best know as Papa! It is with sad hearts that Papa left the world as we know it today to enter the Gates of Heaven. So many memories fill my heart when I think of Papa! He was a compassionate, generous, intelligent, kind hearted, loving man.
I will miss the talks around the kitchen table, seeing Papa with the latest technology, hearing about his Casino trips (and his BIG wins), watching football after a Holiday meal in his recliner, his special bear hugs, his great Easter Egg hiding skills, his cowboy boots, western shirts, and his photography skills at the holidays to name a few! Papa was always eager to listen and always made you feel special!
Papa was able to live a fulfilled life with a loving family. There is no more pain and suffering from an illness that his body couldn't recover from.
He will be missed my so many! Rest in Peace Papa! We all have a special angel watching over us! I love you forever and ever! XOX