Born in Denver, Colorado on June 10th, 1957

Departed on August 20th, 2019 and resided in Denver, Colorado

  • Memorial Service: Mile Hi Church
    Friday September 6th, 2019 1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Don passed away with dignity in his home, surrounded by his family, on August 20, 2019; after a four-year battle with GIST sarcoma, a type of treatable but non-curable cancer. He fought hard until the very end, but ran out of treatment options. He made the brave choice to stop all treatment and enter into home hospice care where his family lovingly cared for him alongside the hospice team.

Don was a Denver native, a graduate of Metropolitan State College, and worked in the energy business with electrical power generation being his passion.  In 1995, Don and Lesley were married and began raising their family in Denver.

In 1999, Don started and continued to run a very successful consulting business alongside two partners and several loyal employees. He served as the President and CEO of E3 Consulting for over 10 years. He retired early to devote his attention and energy to his health and his family. Don had many other careers and businesses over his lifetime, including solar energy, painting, and sporting goods.

Don is survived by his wife, Lesley; daughter, Erin; son, Kyle; father, Bob; mother, Dolores; and brother, Ron – all residing in the Denver Metro area; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Leslie Mullen, living in Tennessee.  He also had two dogs he loved very much, Tino and Nesta, with Nesta being his favorite and, “his angel”, according to Don.

He had many friends during his lifetime and enjoyed a love for golf, skiing, traveling, and Grand Prix racing, along with watching many episodes of Criminal Minds and spending many hours in his hot tub.

His sense of humor and ability to create a nickname for everyone and everything, along with his great conversations and sometimes heated debates, will be missed dearly by his family and friends!

Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday September 6, 2019.

Mile Hi Church

9077 W. Alameda Ave.

Lakewood, CO 80226

In lieu of flowers, his family encourages you to please make a donation to:

The Sarcoma Foundation of America – in honor of Don Hurd

Guestbook Entries

Rob and Lori Kling

You will be missed Don Hurd!
Rest In Peace. God Bless. 

August 26th, 2019 at 1:17pm
Nicole Starkey

Thinking of you and your family Lesley. 

August 26th, 2019 at 2:48pm
Kelly Zeller

So much Love to you Lesley, Erin and Kyle. Forward you must go. He will be right there with you, differently.

August 26th, 2019 at 3:50pm
Shelly Landgraf

Lesley, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. 

August 26th, 2019 at 4:14pm
Roxsan Ensz

Lots of love and light to you guys

August 26th, 2019 at 4:22pm
Holly McCleskey

I will be working and unable to attend his service. Lesley, Kyle and Erin- I am so very sorry for your unimaginable loss. May he rest in peace.  

August 27th, 2019 at 8:37am
Linda and Jeff Rundles

Lesley, Erin and Kyle, we are saddened for the loss of dear Don. His sense of humor and warmth was just the best. Love and comfort to you as you move forward. God be with you.

August 27th, 2019 at 10:25am
Joan & Tim White

We love that picture! Don’s sparkle and fun mischievousness show. We are sad and so sorry for your loss – everyone’s loss. We are thinking of you – our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs and love –

August 27th, 2019 at 9:36pm
Jim Peterson

Thinking of you all, warmly, and with hand on heart….

August 28th, 2019 at 7:00pm
Paul Steinway

Don’s passing breaks my heart. A wonderful friend and colleague taken too soon. I will miss this guy. At the same time I celebrate the many memories we created together. Lesley, Merrole and I will keep you in our prayers.

August 29th, 2019 at 3:18pm
Rick Flynt

Lesley, Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

August 29th, 2019 at 5:00pm
Abbas Vicki J

A magnificent man of great humor and humanity – many loved him – he leaves a legacy of fun, intellectual curiosity and a love of his family – what else is there? Blessings on all 

August 29th, 2019 at 5:45pm
Valerie Lovell

So many of my earliest and fondest memories of childhood include Don-Including the first time I rode in a convertible! Gone from his friends and family far far too soon- he will be missed dearly! We love you Lesley, Erin and Kyle and are so sorry for your loss. Sending you our love. <3 

August 31st, 2019 at 8:32am
Sally, Dick and Madden Ott

We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Wishing you all comfort in your happy memories and peace as time goes on.

August 31st, 2019 at 2:03pm
Tamara and Francis Barron

Lesley, Kyle and Erin, we are saddened about the loss of your dear husband and father. This photo, with the twinkling eyes. captures the essence of Don – a kind and compassionate family man. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

September 1st, 2019 at 12:56pm
Itsy VanCamp

A girl couldn’t ask for a better Godfather – he always made me smile and feel special. I will miss him. Your family is my thoughts. xoxoxo!

September 3rd, 2019 at 9:35am
Rosemary McLeese

Are hearts are aching for you Lesley, Erin and Kyle.
May God hold you close in your grieving and may Don be gliding down some heavenly slopes, stopping for a beer, and a joke with friends he may not have seen for a while. Don is definitely in a better place. May he rest in peace. Sending you our love and prayers,
Rob and Rosie

September 3rd, 2019 at 11:40am
Tam O'Neill

Don’s high beam smile and sense of fun definitely made the world a better place. His many fast friends attest to a life well lived.  Saddened by this loss but so grateful to have known Don.  Take good care Lesley, Erin and Kyle.  

September 4th, 2019 at 11:40am
Al and Pam Rettenmaier

Dear Lesley, Kyle and Erin,
Don will be sorely missed by us, and we want to let you know that we are thinking about you daily in this grieving time.
Pam and I wanted to attend the service on 9/6 but had conflicts we could not resolve.
We will be there in spirit, and will look for a time to connect in the near future.

September 5th, 2019 at 7:27pm

Lesley, Kyle & Erin, our deepest condolences to you.
Dons giving nature & influential, positive spirit is something rarely found in individuals , and just some of the many wonderful aspects i will always remember about him, he will be missed .
love and thoughts to you all.

Terry & Laura

September 6th, 2019 at 9:04am
Paige Brown

Lesley, Kyle and Erin, I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Don was a remarkable man with effortless wit. I am glad to have known him and enjoyed my time spent with him. I will keep you close in thought and prayer. My deepest condolences.

September 6th, 2019 at 11:48am
Bryan Anderson

Dear Lesley, Erin, and Kyle,

Evan told me about Don’s passing yesterday evening, so I was not able to attend his service. Don was an integral part of the Slavens fabric. He was involved in the early auctions and the help he provided me with the Kiowa soccer team was immeasurable. I can’t thank him enough. He was the kind of guy who stepped up and helped out wherever the need was.

I will keep you in my prayers for a fine man.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.


September 7th, 2019 at 8:50am

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