Kenneth O'Bryan (Silverthorne)

Born: Thu., Oct. 30, 1958
Died: Sun., Jul. 14, 2019


Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Thu., Aug. 01, 2019
Location: Silverthorne Pavilion


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Ken O’Bryan, 60, died unexpectedly in his home on the morning of Sunday, July 14th.
Ken was born on October 30, 1958.  He grew up in Dayton, OH and graduated from Carroll High School in 1976.  Ken earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati in 1980.

He is survived by his wife, Lori O’Bryan; his sister Kathy Stahl and husband Mike; his brother Jim O’Bryan and wife Carol; his brother Dan O’Bryan, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Bob (Obie) and Donna O’Bryan.
Ken moved to Colorado with Lori in 1990 and developed a great love for Colorado and Summit County. He created O’Bryan Partnership in 1999; OPI is now an award-winning firm that takes pride in the partnerships it has with contractors and clients alike.

Ken left a piece of himself in every one of the buildings and projects that he designed, whether it was in Summit County or across the country or world.  He was sought after for his unique talent in creating memorable buildings and creations – a skill that he brought even to his own home through continuous improvement projects.  
Ken gave generously of his time and energy to the Summit County community.  He loved skiing, fishing and traveling, vintage cars, and Budweiser beer.  He was a diehard fan of the Green Bay Packers and was a true animal lover.  He will be greatly missed by his puppies, P-Nut, Broggan and Madison; his guinea pig JJ, and his three horses, Taos, Domino and Chester.  He will be remembered for his infectious smile and laugh and will be greatly missed.

Services will be held at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Thursday, August 1st from 2:00-7:00.
Contributions in memory of Ken may be made to:
Denver Dumb Friends League:  ddfl.org
The Summit Foundation: summitfoundation.org
Bristlecone Hospice: Please send checks to PO Box 1327, Frisco, Colorado 80443

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Anne Holliday Jones
   Posted Sun July 21, 2019
Lori, my heart is broken for you. You've experienced a lot of loss in such a short time. Looking forward to seeing you on August 1st. We miss you at the rec center!

Travis Bossow
   Posted Mon July 22, 2019
I have worked with Ken professionally for the last 30 years. Ken made projects fun and demonstrated to his firm and everyone he work with a special spirit of cooperation and teamwork. His depth of character and fun spirit will be missed. I hope others will carryon where Ken left off. I wish Ken's entire family our condolences. The Entire RA Nelson Team.

Lorrie Aslakson
   Posted Mon July 22, 2019
Dear Lori, You always spoke so lovingly of Ken and your life together. Clearly, you cherished each other, and your years of marriage were fun and joyful. My heart is broken for you for the loss of your dear husband. With love and sorrow, Lorrie

Tania Teke
   Posted Tue July 23, 2019
Dear Lori,

Ron and I are so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. We were just back visiting our kids in Colorado, but we heard nothing about his passing! I know that you probably have a hole in your heart right now, but , hopefully, over time your memories will take over. We will not be back in Colorado again for a while, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sara Almond
   Posted Tue July 23, 2019
Dear Lori,
You have experienced so much loss in the last two years and now Ken is gone. There are no words to express the sadness. All of your friends are thinking of you and want to support you in whatever way you need. Take care of yourself.
Love,
Sara, Jax and Sweet Pea




Robert Ebert
   Posted Thu July 25, 2019
Lori and family, we are heart broken and shocked. Ken was a great guy and always enjoyed talking with him. We know he will be greatly missed and want you to know we will be here for you. Let us know if there is anything we can help you with. Do you think he traded in the Mustang for a earlier model?

Tom and Michelle Quaife
   Posted Fri July 26, 2019
Hi Lori-Tom and I are heart broken. We want to send our thoughts and prayers your way and if there is anything we can do please let us know- We both have great memories of Ken and will always keep him in our hearts-We Love him today tomorrow and the rest of our lives.

Love Always to you Lori,

Tom and Michelle Quaife

Gary and Kathy Meggison
   Posted Tue July 30, 2019
Lori - we share your grief in the loss of your husband and our friend, Ken. We are so sorry to have such a talented professional and loving person leave us. He will be missed.

Margaret and Richard Dow
   Posted Tue July 30, 2019
Lori,
We are very sorry for your loss. We will always remember Ken's smile and friendly disposition. He was always very thoughtful and helpful. He will truly be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Richard and Margaret Dow

Barbara Wolitzky
   Posted Thu August 01, 2019
Lori--so sorry to hear of Ken's passing so suddenly. He was always so friendly and nice at the Bristlecone events I saw him at. I pray for your peace in this time of confusion and hurt. He was loved by many.

Renee Rogers
   Posted Sat August 03, 2019
Lori
I have been thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. I am sorry you have had to experience such a loss. Sending hugs your way and hope to have you back in class soon as we all miss you 😘

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