The family of Kevin Michael Sipple is heartbroken to announce that our son, brother, cousin, nephew, uncle and friend passed away at his home in Eldorado Springs, Colorado in late April 2022. He was 66 years old. A funeral service will be held in his honor at 11 am Mountain Time on June 25, 2022 at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 3300 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80305. We are making arrangements for online live-streaming of the service, and will hold a celebration of life following. Details will be provided. We invite Kevin’s friends and family to attend and bring remembrances of his life. Here is the live streaming link:

Kevin Michael Sipple

Kevin was born in Morristown, New Jersey on October 29, 1955 to Marilyn Francis Barry Sipple (1930-2021) and Paul Kevin Sipple — the first of six children. He is survived by his father, his siblings David Sipple, Brian Sipple, Margaret Sipple Srinivasan (Jeff), Kathleen Brummert (Wayne), and Brendan Sipple, and his nephews, Maxx and Beau Srinivasan, and Brendan Sipple.

Kevin’s family moved from New Jersey to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1959, and then to Lombard, Illinois in 1963. From there, they moved to Boulder, where Kevin graduated from Fairview High School in 1973, and remained after his family moved on two years later. Kevin worked at King Soopers grocery store in Table Mesa for many years, and studied at the University of Colorado in Boulder. In 1983, he co-founded Eldorado Artesian Springs, Inc. with his two best friends, and served as Vice President until he retired in 2014. He lived in Eldorado Springs for nearly 40 years. Along with his partners, he was inducted into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame.

Kevin was a gentle soul and a kind man. He pursued many interests and passions in his too-short life; he loved flying airplanes over Colorado and the Western U.S., riding motorcycles with his brother and friends, beekeeping, photography, and animals—Kevin loved animals! His family consisted, over the years, of a desert turtle, iguanas, snakes, and his beloved dogs; Katana, Chinook, Alex, Cody, and his Old English Sheepdogs Oliver and Shaggy.
Kevin also had a passion for helping people. He was very involved in his community for over 20 years as a member of the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA), the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC), and as a volunteer in several Boulder County Agencies including the Placement Alternatives Commission, and the Sheriff’s Office Victim Assistance Program. Kevin was a member of the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA).

Kevin left this world too soon, but we take solace in knowing that he is with his beloved pets, and his mother and friends who predeceased him.

In lieu of flowers, we invite you to make a donation to one of the following organizations that were close to Kevin’s heart.

14 thoughts on “Kevin Michael Sipple”

  1. Kevin I remember times we had together in high school classes. I loved your sense of humor and how fun you were. I was so happy to find out you were such great friends with Gary who became my husband. This allowed us to go motorcycle riding and had such fun. We kept up with events in each other’s lives and we always swapped stories about where our families were and what they were doing.
    For a while we all had life interfere and didn’t get to visit. But we got together at reunions for our class. You were one of those people that no matter how long it had been between visits it was like we had spoke with each other yesterday.
    When we lost our son you helped Gary get through the trauma. You were there for us. I will miss you dear friend. You were one of the good ones.

  2. Kevin, our hearts are broken and the world is darker without your shining personality in our midst. We will love you forever

  3. I’m so very sorry about the loss of your beloved son and brother. He is in my prayers. Along with all of you.

  4. God bless you Kevin. My children enjoyed growing up with you and your siblings in Lombard. May we all meet again.
    Cousins Kendall

  5. Dearest P. Kevin, David, Brian, Margaret, Kathleen, Brendan and families, We are deeply sorry for your loss. Kevin was a fine man who was bright, kind and generous in giving of himself. We always enjoyed having him join our holidays and family gatherings through the years. He is already missed. Much love, Happy

  6. Kevin was a wonderful person. Kevin was friends to a lot of people, including myself. Kevin will always be in my heart until we meet again. Love to everyone in Kevin’s family.

  7. Our deepest sympathy to your whole family. Our hearts and our prayers go out for you all.
    Love

  8. My deepest condolences. I am a volunteer with the OES Rescue of Colorado. Kevin was such a bright light in our group. He supported us without question and gave sheepies from our rescue a wonderful home. His beautiful soul will be deeply missed. The world was a better place with him in it.

    Our heartfelt thank you for including our organization as one of three in lieu of flowers. Below I have cut and pasted a post that was done today in the OES Rescue of Colorado Facebook page. I cannot attach a picture here but it is of he and I at our picnic in 2019.

    Sincerely,

    Anastacia Bunte

    “It is with heavy hearts we post of the passing of one of our wonderful sheepie family, Kevin Sipple. Kevin was a positive light in our world and supported us without question. He provided a loving home for sheepies from our rescue and his kind soul will be deeply missed. May you rest in peace Kevin. The world was a better place with you in it.

    Here is a picture of Kevin from our 2019 picnic. We had a great chat that day. At the 2021 picnic he told me he was almost ready to adopt another sheepie and had recently offered to volunteer for our organization. We communicated via email on several occasions. He was so kind. For information on his memorial service, please go to https://www.thenaturalfuneral.com/kevin-michael-sipple/

    We are moved he has chosen our rescue as an organization that was close to his heart. In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation to one of the following organizations that were close to Kevin’s heart.

    Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) (https://www.coloradocrimevictims.org/support-cova.html)
    Old English Sheepdog (OES) Rescue of Colorado (https://oesrescueofcolorado.org)
    Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation (https://wildlife-rescue.org/support/)”

    1. Thank you, Anastacia. That is very nice to hear and kind of you to post for the OES community. We appreciate this and the notes from everyone. Best, Margaret (for the Sipples)

  9. My husband Jim and I are so sad to learn of Kevin’s untimely passing. We didn’t know him well, but had met at an Old English Sheepdog Rescue of Colorado annual gathering and learned immediately what a kind, compassionate person he was. He was there with his Old English Sheepdog Shaggy and it was clear that he adored that pup (and all others!); it was totally wonderful to hear him share his love of animals. He will be so missed by all of his OES friends.

  10. I am so sad that you left us so soon, Kevin! I had no idea that when David & I met you at the BJ’s restaurant last September during my business trip to Denver, that it would be the last time I would see you in person…and yet, your kindness lives on – always serving people and your community – you were very supportive of me and Josh after Zech died, and so have David, Margaret, & Kathleen been through the years. I am so grateful for you and your family’s legacy of service and compassion and now more inspired to carry the torch of love and light that you carried for so long. Will be looking for you, Kevin, up in the sky shining as the star that your spirit was here on earth. You will be missed a lot! Praying for your beautiful family and friends. Big Hugs.

  11. Kevin and I were just getting acquainted, really. I enjoyed a dozen excellent conversations with him and shared many of his concerns, from the philosophical down to the practical. Kevin was one of the bright spots on my horizon and I’m sorry we won’t be deepening our friendship, as I had hoped. My condolences to all who knew him.

  12. I only worked with Kevin for a short period of time but he was incredibly impactful nonetheless. He was one of the elders with heart and experience and wisdom with the Boulder County Sherriff’s Victim Assistance. He brought so much compassion and thoughtfulness and humanity to the work. He, along with many others in the group, are what drew me to volunteer. Kevin clearly loved people and genuinely wanted to make the world a better place. I’m so grateful for his legacy. He was a bright light and we’ll miss him tremendously.

  13. Very sorry to get this news. My wife Deanna and I were victim advocates with Kevin. We liked him enormously, and more than once he was unusually helpful to Deanna, in particular when he took her to a Cova conference years ago, while she was recovering from a stay in the hospital. He was a splendid advocate, and I am certain we will miss him very much.

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