Stephen Cole “Steph” Millard

Stephen Cole “Steph” Millard passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Pueblo, Colo., due to longtime stroke and heart failure.

Steph was born Oct. 19, 1947 to Loren and Norma Millard in Palo Alto, Calif. They moved to Conifer, Colo., in 1965 so Steph could attend Colorado University, from which he graduated in 1969. After living in other parts of Colorado, he finally settled back in Conifer in the late 1970s.

While in Conifer, Steph was the editor of the Park County Republican and Fairplay Flume newspaper, served on the RTD Board of Directors, worked as sales for Mountain Man Nuts and Fruits with wife Judy, was co-owner of Ponderosa Press in Pine Junction, and was a member of Platte Canyon and Conifer Chambers of Commerce. He was also a member of the Aspen Park Improvement Association.

Steph is survived by his wife Judy (1982); two children: Scott Franklin (Shelly)and Cindy Franklin Bates (Eric); six grandchildren: Parker, Taylor, Baylee, McKenna, Dillon and Hunter; and one great-granddaughter, Skyler.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to InterMountain Humane Society in Conifer. Steph was never without a dog!

A Celebration of Steph’s Life will be held at the Aspen Park Community Center, 26215 Sutton Road, on Nov. 1, 3 - 6 p.m.