John V. Hyrup
December 26, 2006
Aspen, CO ColoradoJohn V. Hyrup, 83, passed away Dec. 23, 2006, at his ranch on Wallace Creek in Parachute. He was born Oct. 15, 1923, in Basalt, to Walt and Eva (Letty) Hyrup. He grew up in Basalt.He left to serve our country as a prison guard during World War II. After serving in the U.S. Army, he came back to the Basalt area to work, hauling logs out of Lenado and building the ski areas of Aspen/Snowmass. At the age of 29, he wed his lifelong soulmate, Phyllis (Bowles) Hyrup, on Oct. 5, 1952. They started their life together in Basalt, where they also established Hyrup Construction. They later had four children who grew and married; He then bought a ranch in Parachute in 1987, on which he spent the rest of his life. John is survived by his devoted wife; children Steve (Kris) Hyrup, Cindy (Tim) Rose, Kandi (Gary) Brownson, and Kent (Terry) Hyrup; six grandchildren; and sisters Mary Rose Pueser, Eugenia Grant and Joann Grant. A memorial service to celebrate his life will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs. Refreshments will follow.In lieu of flowers, John’s wishes were to have donations in his memory to: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver Inc., 1300 E. 21st Ave., Denver, CO 80205.