87, of Arvada. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Joy Downing, son Richard (Joann) Downing, grandchildren Jody Bruning, Ryan Downing, Stacey Cowan, Mitch Downing and Bill Downing, and by 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents George & Nannie Downing, son William James Downing and brother Clifford Downing. He enjoyed woodworking and was an accomplished painter. WWII Navy Veteran. He will be lovingly remembered.
Viewing Tuesday, July 23, 4:00 - 8:00pm and service Wednesday, July 24, 3:00pm both at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary, 29th & Wadsworth. Interment will follow at Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery. A reception is to follow.