Estes Park resident Wayne Rankin died at his home on Saturday, August 23, 2008. He was 74 years old. Wayne Goodwin Rankin was born May 19, 1934 in Alhambra, CA. His parents were Wayne Goodwin and Carolyn (Moody) Rankin.
Wayne spent most of his life in southern California. He moved from Austin, TX to Denver in 1997 and has been an Estes Park resident since 2000. Wayne was in the United States Navy during the Korean War, stationed at an air base in Kansas. He attended the University of California at San Luis Obispo graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. He worked as an architect with various municipalities in California. He started and operated Bayshore Construction Company, a residential and commercial real estate development and construction company.
Wayne was a member of the Estes Park Wesleyan Church, past member of the Rotary Club of Estes Park and completed training at the Estes Park Police Citizen’s Academy. He loved Estes Park and drove a shuttle bus showing visitors the area and mountains.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Pamela Rankin; son Randy Rankin (wife Patti); grandchildren Jason (wife Megan), Krystal and Shelby; great-grandson Cameron; daughter Jill (husband Kevin); grandchildren Lindsey, Cassie and Eric; sister Lori Christenson (husband Don); nieces Jennifer and Amanda; step-daughters Cindy Incorvaia (husband Joel) and children Meghan, Kirsten and Joseph; Sally Pedersen and children Ryan, Josh and Chase Moalemi. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Leland.
A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, September 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Estes Park Wesleyan Church, 1820 S. St. Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, CO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Crossroads Ministry in care of Allnutt Estes Park Chapel, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to see Wayne’s obituary on-line and send a message to the family.
He sailed away on a golden boat
Beneath an azure sky,
His heart was full of love and hope,
And I’ll miss his soft goodbye.
He sailed away and his golden boat
Flew as swift as a bird can fly,
He sailed away and found
Eternal love and hope,
And I missed his soft goodbye.