Ted “Shorty” Bucher
Shorty was born in Alamosa, Colorado to Mike Bucher and Francis Valdez and was the second youngest of four siblings. Ted married the love of his life, Patty Bucher on November 4th, 1970.
Ted spent much of his life in Commerce City and Fort Lupton Colorado working in many different areas along the way before he established his own business called Shorty’s Tree Service. Shorty was a jack of all trades but found his final passion being the boss over his small crew that would trim, remove, and address all sorts of trees, shrubs, and bushes. It was not rare to see Shorty working weekends in the wood yard moving stumps, splitting wood, and cutting logs.
Shorty loved his wife Patty dearly and admitted she was the real boss on many occasions. He also enjoyed spending time teaching his family the tricks of the world he had picked up over time. While formalized education was not always his cup of tea, those who know him would attest that he was street smart, wise beyond belief, but most importantly very generous with all that he knew.
Ted was motivated by his faith in the Lord Jesus and attended church regularly as a believing Catholic. For fun he enjoyed attending church with his grandson Noah, but he also enjoyed telling funny stories, watching NFL and UFC, and when he was younger, he fished a lot. As he got older family became his source of fun and listening to what his grand kids and family were doing became more to him than anything. He died working to be sure that his family and children would never have to experience some of the hardships that he and Patty worked their way through.
Shorty’s home as he once called it, the “ranchito,” in Aristocrat Acres was his favorite place to be. He was proud of the home that he and Patty built over time. The garage with all his equipment, trucks, wood splitters, and his Bobcat tractor will certainly miss him since he spent nearly every weekend with these tools and that garage. The “ranchito” was his pride and joy and where he was able to spend his last moments on earth surround by his loving family.
Ted is survived by his wife Patty Bucher, and their two sons Tony and Ricky Bucher, along with several grandchildren Samantha, Courtney, Shayla, Andrew, Jacob, Noah, and Marcus. Shorty is also survived by one brother Danny Bucher. Shorty was preceded in death by both of his parents Mike and Francis Bucher and his other two brothers Billie and Sidney Bucher.
It was Shorty’s desire that In lieu of flowers and gifts that any type of donations for him would go to the Knights of Columbus for their faithful service to the poor and needy.
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