Daniel Kenneth Page passed away in Hartsel, Colo., Feb. 5, 2023. He was born November 12, 1965, in New Jersey.
Daniel’s early life was not easy, and though he carried scars throughout his journey, he transcended early obstacles in life and threw himself into learning to build homes and to build a family.
He was adopted in 1971, along with his two siblings, by Bradley and Carolyn Page. The family moved to Littleton, Colo., in 1979. He attended school until 11th grade, when he started working full-time for Pulte Homes. He then moved to Sanford Homes for several years, where he fine-tuned his skills by learning from David Eis and Cruz Romero, his mentors. Not only did he learn his craft, but he also quickly became an expert in his field and was frequently recognized for the excellence and precision of his work. He built many homes and installed windows and doors in the Denver metro area.
Daniel met Karen in 1994, and they married in 1995. They had 2 children before amicably divorcing in 2009.
In 2013, Daniel met Beth. They soon started building a life together. They moved to Hartsel in 2016, and he soon became a sought-after contractor with a solid reputation for quality in Park County. He strove for excellence with his beautiful work through his company, Future Framing, LLC. He was known for being precise, with a keen eye for detail. In addition, Daniel often rescued projects that were in disarray and could be counted on to jump in and follow them through to completion. Daniel and Beth were to be married in June 2023.
He was a friend to many, the kind of person who could be counted on to lend a hand, share his faith, offer a listening ear, or share a dimpled smile. Daniel loved the mountains and spending time with his family and friends. He loved outdoor adventures, especially if they involved speed: rock crawling, water skiing, jet skis, snow skiing, camping, white water rafting, and dirt biking.
Daniel had a strong faith in Jesus Christ. As one community member said, “He knew that despite his faults and weaknesses, Jesus loved him, and he loved Jesus–period.”
Daniel is survived by his fiancé, Beth Burtch, ex-wife Karen Page Leonard (Marty); children Savannah Page and Thomas Page (Jenna); stepchildren Shawn Kinzie (Nicole), Caitlin Kinzie, and Riley Kinzie (Kiri); 5 grandchildren; siblings John Page (Kevin) and Elaine Alfaro (Gene); and several nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of life service at the Hartsel Fire station, 131 Elm St., Hartsel, CO 80449, Saturday, March 4, at 2 p.m., followed by a reception. There will also be a service in Littleton on June 3 at Mile High Calvary.