IN MEMORIAM / DAN CHENOWETH, SENIOR CONSULTANT

January 22nd, 2018   •   no comments   

With heavy hearts we announce the recent loss of Dan Chenoweth, one of our Senior Consultants. Dan worked with Vector Group, Inc. since the 1990’s on several consulting projects domestically and internationally including British Airways and the Hewlett-Packard/ Compaq merger. He was a trusted colleague and friend. We had a good-natured camaraderie among us during our work and, as a CPA, we were amazed at Dan’s outgoing and friendly demeanor. We voted him “the nicest guy on the planet” several years ago.

Having seen Dan in his final days, we know he faced the end with courage, grace and a strong need to make others around him comfortable.

We miss you, Dan.

Obituary

Daniel Albert Chenoweth

August 15, 1948 – January 11, 2018

Dan passed away at his home on January 11, 2018, following a three-year battle with Multiple Myeloma, with his family at his side.  Born in Trinidad, CO, on August 15, 1948 to Al and Margaret Chenoweth, he was raised and educated in Pueblo, CO with two brothers – David (Janice) of Pueblo West and John (Jackie) of Durango. Dan would be the first to tell you that he had a happy childhood, surrounded by grandparents and many aunts and uncles.  After graduating from Southern Colorado State College with a BS in Accounting and the University of Denver with a master’s in Accounting, (and a stint in the U.S. Army in between), he earned his CPA certificate. He began his public accounting career in Colorado Springs then moved to Albuquerque, NM where he met and married the love of his life, Georgia in 1976.

He was Controller or CFO of companies in Albuquerque, El Paso, TX, Fort Collins, Loveland and Denver.  For the past 20 years he was self-employed, facilitating strategic planning sessions and delivering continuous education seminars for various state CPA societies around the country.  Because the work was seasonal, Dan had time to devote to many volunteer activities, which was his passion.  After moving to Loveland in 2000, he immediately started volunteering for several local non-profit agencies, making many friends along the way.

Dan leaves behind his wife, Georgia, and three adult children:  Tisha Wernersbach (Scott) of Windsor, Christian Chenoweth of Greeley, and Megan Hauschulz (Sam) of Loveland.  He also leaves four grandchildren, Kyle (Lucy), Tristan, Julia and Isla, and two great-grandchildren, Brody and Lily.  He loved his family, his rose garden and Boston Terriers.

He convinced his children that he knew the answer to any question they asked, of which there was no shortage. Even if he really didn’t know the answer, he could make one up on the spot, which would appease young minds. He always put the needs of his family and friends above his own. Dan was an optimist and an extrovert who didn’t know a stranger, for he could carry on a conversation with anyone.  His courage, strength, laughter, and quirky sense of humor will be remembered by those who knew him. The acceptance of death is never easy for anyone, but Dan managed to do it with grace and dignity because of his beautiful and positive outlook on life.

The family would like to thank all their friends throughout the community for the cards, phone calls, and food.  You have touched our hearts with your love.

A Memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 1, 2018 at First United Methodist Church.  Cremation has been completed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, the Loveland Rotary Club, or the charity of your choice in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.

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