Granby resident Douglas "Doug" McGinn dies
Douglas “Doug” McGinn1943-2011Doug McGinn passed away suddenly at his home in Granby on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.Doug was born in Denver, Colorado on April 29, 1943. He came to Grand County in 1977 and started working at Certified Ready Mix for Gus Harris and stayed on through a change of name and ownership when Cody Docheff bought it and it became Middle Park Concrete. He married his wife, Penny Dibble in February of 1987. He then went to work for Steve Bromberg at SSB Maintenance & Distributing. He was very good at what he did and in the year 2000, Doug and his wife Penny became the owners of SSB Maintenance and Distributing and over time became PADS Carpet Cleaning. From 2000 to 2002 the community had a great opportunity to get to know Doug when he owned JOM Bar and Restaurant at the El Monte. It was well known that JOM was the place to go after work not only because of Doug’s friendly bright smile but also because he refused to raise the price of beer. If you were lucky enough that your drink order finished off the bottle, Doug insisted that the “last shot was free.” When he wasn’t working you would find Doug playing pool or horseshoes. The locals knew that if you played for money with Doug, that you’d most likely be going home with empty pockets. He retired in 2008. Doug became a member of Idaho Springs Elks Lodge and enjoyed his membership so much that when he part-timed in New Mexico, he joined the Carlsbad Elks Lodge.Doug is survived by his wife Penny Dibble of Granby; brother Ed (Norma) McGinn of O’Keene, Okla.; son Douglas Dushon McGinn (Lisa) of 29 Palms, Calif.; daughter Robin (Tom) Jacobsen of Unicoi, Tenn.; daughter Carlana Salerno of Erin, Tenn.; 3 grandsons, Stephan, Zak, and Steven; 2 granddaughters, Melissa and Stephanie; and 11 great grandchildren. A celebration of Doug’s life will take place at Lord of the Valley Church in Granby at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. Reception immediately following.Leave a condolence for the family share a story about Doug or add a photo to Doug’s “Book of Memories” at http://www.grandcountymortuary.com. Mark H. Shearon, funeral director, Grand County Mortuary, is in charge of arrangements, 970-725-9010.
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