John Stephen Kneipple

John Stephen Kneipple, born March 7, 1975, in Durango, died Feb. 28, 2009, in Pagosa Springs. He grew up in Englewood, Colo. His passions were nature, hiking, mineral exploration and jewelry design.

He is survived by wife, Lima; daughter, Shayla; son, Cyrus; sister, Sarah Cantor, of Portland, Ore.; parents, Nancy and Steve Kneipple, of Centennial, Colo.; and grandmother, Maxine Glaze, of Broken Bow, Neb.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 7, from 1-4 p.m. at Nello’s Bistro (formerly La Tazza).

A memorial fund for John’s family has been established at the Bank of the San Juans, in Pagosa Springs.