Obituary: Devin Michael Church |

Obituary: Devin Michael Church

Devin Michael Church

October 14, 1963 – July 7, 2013

Devin Michael Church, 49, longtime local and business owner, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 7, at his Summit Cove home. Devin was born in Denver to David and Sharon (Lase) Church on October 14, 1963. The family moved to Leadville in 1975. Devin attended Lake County High School and met the love of his life, his wife Jeanie. They were married on June 5, 1984 and were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Tracy and Shay. Shortly after they relocated to Summit County, he found his calling in the carpet cleaning and restoration business. The majority of his career was spent with High Country Cleaning, a company that he loved, and he eventually became part owner.

His passions were his family and his country. His hobbies included fishing, snowboarding, riding his Harley, and playing music. For the last several years he has helped organize retreats for members of our military and their families, as well as traveling to Galveston, Texas, to help with recovery after Hurricane Ike.

He is survived by his wife Jeanie, daughters Tracy and Shay Church, parents David and Sharon Church, sister Dawn Church (Russ Krank), brothers-in-law Orson (Vicky) and Rodney Orton, sister-in-law Tandra (Charlie) Padilla, beloved dog Zoe, Uncles Tom and Phil Church, and cherished family members and friends. A celebration of Devin’s life will be held Thursday, July 18, at Beaver Run Resort at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Wounded Warriors Project ( or the Home Front Cares ( in his name. Devin was selfless, his love for his family and anyone who was fortunate enough to know him knew no boundaries, and he always had a smile for you. We will miss him.

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