Former long-time resident and a pillar of our community for over 20 years, Wendell Amos, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. Wendell and Nancy moved to Naples, FL in 2009 to be at a lower altitude.
Wendell was a director of the Estes Valley Land Trust for 20 years “1989 – 2009″ where he also served as President and Secretary. Wendell was instrumental in building a working relationship between the Estes Valley Land Trust and the Larimer County Board of Supervisors, Larimer County Open Space and GOCO. He served many years as a director on the Larimer County Open Space Board representing the Estes Valley Land Trust.
Wendell also served on the Board of Directors of the Estes Valley Improvement Association, the Estes Park Planning Commission, the Larimer County Planning Commission, Habitat for Humanity, and the Tree Board. During his service to the community, Wendell facilitated the revision, approval, increase, establishment, improvement, and/or implementation of the Estes Valley Development Code; formation of the Library District; grants and funding sources for Habitat for Humanity; designation of approximately 9,000 acres of open space in the Estes Valley protected by the Estes Valley Land Trust; development of Legacy Land Trust; capital campaign for Crossroads Ministry; capital campaign for Estes Valley Food Bank; building Project for Salud Family Health Center and the Tree Inspection Program. Wendell was known throughout the entire Estes Valley as the leading authority on the pine beetle. He always had time to talk anyone about the Estes Valley Land Trust or a pine beetle problem.
Wendell was preceded in death by his wife Ethelinda Amos and son James Amos. He is survived by his wife Nancy Amos of Naples, FL and her daughters Linda Thornbro of Prescott, AZ and Jennifer Boreham of Naples, FL, and three grandchildren; son David Amos of Houston, TX, and daughter Linda Knight and her husband Michael of Humble, TX.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Estes Valley Land Trust “Wendell and Nancy Amos Fund” P.O. Box 663, Estes Park CO 80517 or Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 2745, Estes Park, CO 80517.
Wendell will always be remembered for his little orange truck and the friendly smile on his face. A date for his memorial service will be announced at a later date.