BRIAN BOISE GRUBBS
Brian Boise Grubbs, 80, of Dolores, Colorado, passed away January 5th 2023.
He was born on February 1st 1942, to Votaw and Judy Grubbs in Spokane, Washington.
Brian was born in Washington to a family of loggers. Early in his childhood they relocated to Central America, to farm sugarcane. After realizing the sugarcane industry wasn’t as “fun as logging” his family later moved to Durango, CO. where he attended Smiley Junior High. Brian often was coerced by his older brother, George to skip school and hang out on the railroad tracks, only God knows what they were up to. He eventually moved to Dolores, CO where he attended Dolores High School. Brian lettered in football and basketball and some of his opponents would say that he was highly “competitive” during games.
Upon graduation, Brian pursued his passion for logging. Continuing his love for sports, he formed a recreational basketball team called Brains Cowboys. The team consisted of fellow loggers, cattlemen and even a crop duster. They competed throughout the region, leaving their opponents not knowing what just hit them regardless of the score.
As the proprietor of Thick -N- Thin Lumber, Brian continued to have a hand in the logging industry throughout his entire life. He could only go a few days without making sawdust, the vital ingredient to his happiness.
Throughout the course of his marriage to his ex-wife Cheryl, they owned and operated Uniquely Yours Catering. As usual, Brian became the life of every party they catered, quickly growing from a hobby to a full-time business.
For the past 25+ years, Brian was a proud member of Chapter 100 & R.L.Parker 1889 E Clampus Vitus a fraternal charitable organization dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of the American West. He used his skills in catering and his approach to life to become a vital part of the local chapters making all of their events a success in helping others.
All that being said, Brian’s most important accomplishment and what he was most proud of was his family. Everyone who had a conversation with Brian had to listen about his family and how he was the luckiest man alive because he was blessed with such great kids. Lifelong friendships are countless and people that became acquainted with him were left knowing that they had encountered a great man.
Brian is preceded in death by his father, Votaw; his mother, Judy; his brothers, Charles, George; his sister, Allison; and his nephew, Brian.
Brian is survived by his younger brother Sam, and Erika; his children, Brett and Faedra, Kenna and Brian, Zane, Stephanie and Jackson, Kendra and Tyler, and Brian Gavin; his grandchildren, Brian James and Jessica, Breck and Riley, Carson, Brooke, Zoey, Duncan, Natalee, Chase, Cole and Ryan; and his great-grandchildren, Hudson, and Scottie that is within a few days of arrival; as well as countless friends and extended family.
Ertel Funeral Home will be conducting a celebration of life for Brian on Saturday, February 4th at the Dolores Community Center located at 400 Riverside Ave. Dolores CO. 81323 starting at 10:00 a.m.
The family asks in lieu of sending flowers please send a charitable donation in Brian’s name to the ECV Clampers at PO Box 1172 Dolores, CO. 81323.