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Barty Fenimore

Barty Arnold Fenimore

Tuesday, November 24th, 1931 - Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
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Barty Little Angel Arnold Fenimore of Berthoud, Colorado born on November 24,1931 passed away on September 3, 2019 at the age of 87. Barty was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Barty was a Korean War Veteran who served in the United States Army from 1952 – 1954 and an additional six years in the United States Army Reserve. Barty owned his own brick laying business for may years, Fenimore Masonry. He served on boards including the Jefferson County Little League and The Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association. For 29 years Barty officiated basketball. Barty was a skilled farmer who dedicated his professional and personal life to the care and well-being of thoroughbred horses. Barty spent his teenage years working with the United States Calvary to train wild horses and mules, he continued this passion throughout his entire adult life, training and caring for hundreds of thoroughbred horses over the course of seven decades. In addition to caring for horses, Barty farmed over 13,000 trees, baled 80,000 bales of hay per year and had the green thumb for all of the other crops, flowers and plants that he grew. Barty loved his family, his friends, his horses and his Denver Broncos. Barty, a season ticket holder, had attended nearly every home game since the Broncos inception in 1960. Barty was a fixture in Berthoud, working at Hays Market for nearly 20 years until he retired at the age of 86. Barty could often be found stocking the dairy/freezer section of Hays, chatting with local residents, telling his infamous jokes or singing a catchy song.

Barty is survived by his three sons, Jimmy Fenimore, Calvin Fenimore and Roy Fenimore, his grandchildren Robin Phelps, Jack Fenimore, William (Blake) Fenimore and Tyler Fenimore his great-grandchildren Chanelle Phelps and Toby Phelps, his brothers Floyd Fenimore, Melvin Fenimore and Elbert Fenimore, his sister Cledia Rakestraw and his longtime companion Patricia Ann Smith.

Barty joins his childhood sweetheart and beloved wife of 41 years, Willa Marie Fenimore, granddaughter Rachel Dawn, his brothers WM Fenimore, Jack Fenimore and his sister Glenda Faye Roddy in the eternal grace of God in Heaven.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 19th, 9:00AM at Foundations Church, 1380 N. Denver Ave., Loveland, CO, with a viewing and reception to follow. The Interment and burial will be held Thursday, September 19th, 2:00PM at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
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    Fort Logan National Cemetery
    3700 South Sheridan Boulevard
    Denver, Colorado 80236
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