David Lee Shoup was born April 27, 1952 in Loveland, Colorado, to Milton Jennings Shoup and Mary Hurst Shoup. He was raised in Longmont and graduated from Longmont High School in 1970. He is a graduate of Community College of Denver and Regis University.
On June 24, 1978, he wed Pamela Jill Norman in Windsor. The couple lived in Windsor until 2006 when they moved to Colorado Springs.
Dave worked at Eastman Kodak’s Colorado Division in Windsor from 1976 until 2001. He was a cost engineer in the Facilities Division and later an asset manager in Facilities Division Administration. He later was employed by Hall-Irwin Corp. and Jim Sell Design. Dave and Pam also owned the Windsor Bike Shop on Main Street for several years. After moving to Colorado Springs, he worked for Progressive Insurance in customer service for 11 years until retirement.
Dave and Pam loved to travel and enjoyed several trips to the British Isles, Europe, and Mexico over the years. In the Fall of 2018, they took a memorable and fun Mediterranean cruise with many family members and friends. Dave also loved going to Florida and visiting the theme parks. In his younger days he played a lot of basketball and softball. And he enjoyed coaching his daughters’ sports teams when they were young. He rarely missed watching the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, and Colorado Avalanche games on television. He was so loved by friends and family and always made us smile with his quick wit, awesome sense of humor, and long memory for stories and jokes.
Dave enjoyed community service and gave much time to various organizations over the years. He was elected to Windsor Town Board in 1992 and served 12 years. He was chairman of the Windsor Parks and Recreation Advisory Board from 1978-1990. He was a member of the Windsor Planning Commission from 1991-1997, and he served on the Windsor Board of Adjustment/Board of Appeals from 1986-1990. Dave was president of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce from 1987-1990. In Colorado Springs he was past president of his community HOA board.
Survivors include his wife, Pam, of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Katie and her husband, Tristan Exner, and grandson, Kolten of Littleton; Kristen and her husband, Joe Tonsager, of Denver; two sisters, Elizabeth Meis of Lakewood and Carolyn Padgham of Guthrie, OK; and numerous inlaws, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Milton and Edward.
A memorial gathering to celebrate Dave’s life is planned for Sunday, May 26, 1-4 p.m., at Fox Run Park, pavilion 2. Arrangements are being handled by Return to Nature Funeral Home.