Cecil Coffman, age 60 passed away from a rare and aggressive cancer on March 28, 2022. He was born on June 19, 1961 to Cora (Moulder) and Jay Coffman of Sheridan Lake CO.
Cecil graduated from Plainview HS in 1979 and then attended Otero Jr College and played baseball there. In 1981, he started working for Colorado Interstate Gas at the Kit Carson Station near Eads. In 1987 he met his future wife Lana and after much persuasion they married in 1993. A year later, they moved to Cheyenne Wells where he operated the Helium plant north of town. Cecil and Lana had their daughter Jordan, aka “Pooker”, and bought and remodeled their first home in 1995. In 2001 the company took the family to Trinidad, CO where Cecil helped build the Kinder Morgan location east of town.
Cecil enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, being outdoors and going on Ag Tour. Before his accident in 2012, he also loved to golf. He loved following his daughter and “riding the pine” to watch her play sports and activities at UCCS and at the Air Force Academy. He was so very proud when she graduated from the Air Force Academy and when he walked her down the aisle on her wedding day all in May 2021. He loved airplanes and history. If there was ever an air and space museum or history museum close by when they would travel, you can bet they had to stop there.
He loved his work and had a pretty darn good outdoor office view these last several years. He would always show off his pictures of bears, elk and turkeys that he would see along his work routes.
He would joke that on his tombstone it would read, “I wish I could have worked a little longer”. If you knew Cecil, you know he was a dedicated and loyal employee with a strong work ethic. In January he celebrated 41 years with the company and was finally looking forward to maybe retiring and doing a little more traveling and fishing.
Cecil is survived by his wife Lana Coffman of 29 years, daughter Jordan (Morgan) MacDonald of San Antonio TX, mother Cora Coffman of Cheyenne Wells CO, sister Sheila (Jeff) Brase of Cheyenne Wells CO, sister in law Diane Crow of Lamar CO, brother in law Wade Olson of Kingston OK and brother in law Kane (Carin) Souther of Hazen ND, his nieces, nephews and cousins.
Celebration of Life services will be held at the Comi funeral home on Friday April 8, 2022 at 2:00pm in Trinidad, CO. Graveside services will be held at the Sheridan Lake Cemetery on Saturday April 9, 2022 at 2:00pm in Sheridan Lake CO with a reception at the Sheridan Lake Bible Church following the services.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to either Mt Rose Center Palliative Care and Hospice or St Jude in loving memory of Cecil Coffman.
Friends and family can register online condolences and sign the guestbook at www.brownfuneraldirectors.com. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.