March 12, 1936 - May 26, 2012
Don Cashen passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012, at his home in Montrose, Colo., of a sudden cardiac event at age 76. He was born in Lincoln, Neb., to Raymond and Camilla Cashen on March 12, 1936. His family moved to Denver in l953, where he graduated from Denver East High School. He studied law at the University of Colorado, Boulder and graduated in 1959.
He met his wife Genie Gates while at law school. They were married April 16, 1960, in Santa Monica, Calif. They moved to Montrose, where he practiced law for the last 52 years. He enjoyed outdoor activities of all kinds, but he especially loved time spent in the local mountains. He had a true passion for service to his family, friends, clients and community. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Montrose Hospital Ethics Committee and the CU Medical School Board, and belonged to the Citizens Committee that formed the current charter of the city of Montrose.
In addition to his wife Genie, he is survived by his children, Karen, Kathy (husband Mark), Gregg (wife Christine) and Grant (wife Shari); 10 grandchildren; brother, Jerry (wife Glenda); nephew, Scott (wife Emily); and niece, Kari.
He will be celebrated in a private family service on June 1, 2012. Those who would like to share a special memory or story with the family please send to Crippin Funeral Home, 802 E. Main St., Montrose, CO 81401. Donations may be sent in his memory to the Kiwanis Club of Montrose Foundation, PO Box 3036, Montrose, CO 81402 or a charity of their choice
As a reflection of his life of service, he has gone ahead to hold the door open for others.