Douglas Paul Wolf
Doug Wolf joined the heavens unexpectedly on April 13th, 2021. Doug was born to Iven Paul and Iris Jean Wolf in La Junta, CO, on November 29, 1958. He was raised in Las Animas, CO, and had many wonderful adventures growing up. He created many carpentry projects with his grandfather, Kenneth Butner, and was an early business entrepreneur, selling rocks out of a little red wagon to the neighborhood ladies with his best friend, Chuck Netherton. Doug, along with his father Iven and many countless friends built a massive tree house behind his home. It had carpet on the floor, walls and ceiling, and many trap doors for all of their secret adventures. Doug graduated from Las Animas High School in 1977. He began college at Southern Colorado State University in Pueblo, and eventually married Shauna Austin in 1981 (since divorced). Then their lives took them over to Grand Junction, CO, where he attended Mesa State College, earning a degree in Civil Engineering Technology in 1989. Doug worked for Whitewater Building Materials in Grand Junction, where he was known as the "Mayor of Concrete" in Western Colorado. Doug was known for his fist bumps, good taste in music, and befriending everyone he met. Doug enjoyed family camping trips over the years with his daughters and friends and family. He had adventures that took him sky diving, fishing off the coast of Alaska, to Las Vegas with Chuck, and exploring Alaska with his sister, Melinda. Doug also traveled to see his daughters when they were foreign exchange students in Brazil and Romania. He loved to travel, and often talked about his trip to California with his girlfriend, CJ, and going to New York City to see his daughter Nikka graduate from college. Doug is preceded in death by his father, Iven Wolf, and is survived by his daughters, Shelby Wolf, Nikka Wolf, and Mallory Wolf, his mother Iris Jean Wolf, his sister Melinda DeBruhl (Harry), his girlfriend CJ Nelson, and his best friend Chuck Netherton. He leaves many other family members and friends behind. His beloved dog, Chester, is remaining in Grand Junction, missing him. We know Doug will be enjoying whatever comes next – perhaps driving fast cars, inventing new dance moves, or reuniting with loved ones who preceded him. Memorial Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Las Animas on Saturday, May 15th, 2021, at 2:00 pm, with a celebration of life afterwards.
Published on May 07, 2021