John J. Coffey

November 12, 1936 ~ November 2, 2018 (age 81) 81 Years Old

John Coffey Obituary

John J. Coffey, 81, of Brighton passed away on November 2, 2018. He was born on November 12, 1936 in Brighton to Alfred Leo and Alice (Morse) Coffey. John attended schools in Brighton, graduating in 1955 from Brighton High School. He married Iva Jean Mitchell on December 14, 1957 in Henderson, Colorado.

John was an employee of Interstate Vending Company where he filled vending machines, retiring in 1991 after 30 years with the company. For 10 years John helped operate the Barr Lake Tavern. He loved the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed his backyard where he worked in his garden. John was a teacher and storyteller for the enjoyment of others. Working with his hands, he liked canning, baking, cooking and building. In his younger years John enjoyed riding his Harley and flying.

Survivors include his son Leo J. Coffey of Brighton, CO; sister Frances Steggs of New Mexico; six grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Iva in 1993; son David in 2010; and daughter Shirley Skaggs.

Please feel free to come comfortably as you are and help us celebrate John's life. A Reception will follow services at The Alli Event Center, 100 S. Third Avenue, Brighton, CO 80601

Arrangements were made by Tabor-Rice Funeral Home, Brighton.

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