GUY STEPHEN OLMSTED, known to many as “Steve” went home to be with his sister and parents on March 16, 2023 at the age of 67. He passed quietly in Divide, Colorado while in hospice care.
Steve was born in Fremont, Nebraska, on April 17, 1955, the same day as his mother’s birthday. He had a brother, Nick, and a sister, Amy. The family moved to Denver, Colorado, and resided in Littleton, Colorado. In his adulthood, He enjoyed traveling and lived for a time in California with numerous visits to Walt Disney World both in California and Florida.
Steve was a graduate of Mullen High School in Denver and went on to attend the Catholic Seminary. Although never ordained, he maintained a deep bond to his religion. Steve participated in many different careers, including bartending, and food service, where he demonstrated his culinary skill at the Rockies baseball games. Later in life after a relocation to Teller County he continued by hosting at the Double Eagle Hotel & Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Steve was happiest when working with the public and many enjoyed his quick wit and dry sense of humor. In addition to work he found time to volunteer at the Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek.
His greatest love was of music as evidenced by his extensive vinyl and modern media music collections. Steve was a concert pianist and although he never pursued a career, was very talented musically. He also enjoyed collecting Disney paraphernalia and etchings. After a diagnosis with lung cancer, Steve never gave in to the disease as it invaded his body. He always maintained a positive and sunny attitude, no matter how much he was suffering. In addition to his love of music, Steve enjoyed cooking and often astounded family and friends with his Ice Cream creations, decadent chocolate cakes and many other enticing concoctions.
Steve is survived by his older brother, R. Nicholas Olmsted and his wife, Jean; nieces Angela Marie Olmsted and her husband, Kelly Brock, Constance Scheu and her husband, Glenn Scheu; grand nieces, Sierra Olmsted and Nallani Olmsted; grand-nephews, Chase McLeod, Sirr Scheu and John Brock; and step-grand-nephews, Nathan Brock and Carter Brock. His friends and colleagues and peers are too numerous to mention. He is predeceased by his father, Robert G. Olmsted; mother, Patricia Margaret Olmsted; and younger sister, Amy Marie Olmsted-Mehdina.
Steve will be laid to rest quietly with his sister in a closed ceremony at a family location in the Spring.
Thank you to everyone who was part of his life, he will always be in our hearts with his Coca-Cola in hand, top hat and Mickey Mouse jacket.
Donations in Steve’s name can be made to Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek, Colorado/ Teller County Animal Shelter, Divide, Colorado.
“The best thing in life to hold on to is each other.” (Audrey Hepburn)
“There is no death, only a change of worlds.” (Chief Seattle)
“…I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, I’d like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company…” (Bill Backer/Billy Davis)
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