Glenwood Springs, Colo. – Tracy Jarvis Prichard, 52, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 at his home in Glenwood Springs, Colo.
An informal memorial gathering was held at Thief River Falls United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2 PM.
Tracy was born January 30, 1964 in Thief River Falls, the son of Jarvis and Nancy Prichard. He was baptized and confirmed in the United Methodist Church and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1982. Tracy pursued automotive mechanics, receiving a diploma from Northland Community and Technical College.
Tracy worked in the autmotive service industry in Minneapolis, as well as Phoenix, Ariz. He returned to Thief River Falls briefly before making the Roaring Fork Valley of western Colorado his home in 1987.
There, he worked as a mechanic, steel worker, flooring contractor and painter before starting his own lawn care business in 2009. He met the love of his life, Evelyn Craig, in 1999. Together, they shared the joy of raising Evelyn's sons, Patrick and Alex.
Tracy loved the outdoors and everything Colorado had to offer. Skiing, hiking, rafting and biking were some of the activities he enjoyed as often as possible.
He loved music and playing in bands, which brought him many friendships to last a lifetime. His optimism, outgoing personality, and concern for others was a shining example of humanity.
Most of all, he was fearless and lived life to its fullest each and every day. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his mother, Nancy Prichard of Thief River Falls; brother Kelly (Cathy) Prichard of Fargo, N.D., brother Peter (Ann) of Essex, Conn., brother Christopher of Phoenix, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews Oliver, Lindsay, Molly and Owen.