Jon Worth Stroup 1950-2022

Jon Worth Stroup was born January 25, 1950, to Darrell Worth Stroup, and Clestine Evelyn McWilliams in Holyoke, Colorado. He passed away February 23, 2022, in Longmont, Colorado. His early years were full of mischief. One tale is his mom put a cow bell around his neck, so she could tell how far away he had wandered on his next quest to find mischief.
He married Denice Deen Andrews on October 9, 1982. They had two children, Christine Marie and Jonna Mae. He was extremely proud of Christine and Jonna. The nurses who cared for him during his final illness shared stories of him bragging about both of them. He loved animals with some of his favorites being Tad, Shad, Minnie, Hope, Remi, Mia, and Sassy.
Jon graduated from Yuma High School in 1969. He was a member of FFA and enjoyed the practical classes such as welding. Most of his life was spent in Northeast Colorado. He loved farming and won awards for his corn growing. He also drove a semi logging many hours driving across Northeast Colorado.
He loved music, especially country music that featured the steel guitar. Marty Stuart was one of his favorite artists, and he spent many nights listening to “The Marty Stuart Show.” In 2017, Jon, Denice, Christine, Jonna, and Jonna’s husband, David, saw Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives perform in Denver. One of the seats in the venue was an armchair. Jon watched the concert from the armchair and met Marty and the other band members following the show.
He also loved watching sports with some of his favorites being the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche. They also infuriated him when they played poorly. He loved playing hunting tour guide for his son-in-law, David, and David’s friends. Jonna, David and Christine have many memories of fishing with Jon.
Jon had two grandchildren, Hunter Jon Kieler and Zoe Ruth Kieler, who loved to eat gummy bears with him.
A celebration of life is planned for June 4, 2022, at 10:00 at the Cobblestone Inn in Wray, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mile High Labrador Retriever Mission, the rescue that helped bring Hope and Sassy into his life. Checks can be mailed to: Mile High Labrador Retriever Mission, ℅ Brooke Gray, 8891 E 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80238 or by Venmo to @Milehighlabmission.