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William "Bill" Michael Hood

December 30, 1959 ~ April 4, 2018 (age 58)
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William (Bill) Michael Hood 58 of Franktown, Colorado died on April 4th, 2018.

 Bill was born in Saginaw, Michigan December 30th, 1959 and lived most of his childhood in southern Michigan. His family moved to Missouri and he graduated from Raytown South High School in Raytown. Then went to college at the University of Colorado at Denver graduating in 1983 with a BS in Marketing and Organizational Management. After college he worked in the technology sales industry first with Lange Sales as Distribution Manager and eventually becoming the General Manager of the Denver branch of Nu Horizons. He earned his MBA in the Executive Program at the University of Colorado in 1993. In 2003 he became an agent for Allstate Insurance in Parker. He was the top agent in his nine-state region and his agency was in the top ten nationally in 2006 and 2007. He won the prestigious Allstate Chairman’s award for two years and was nominated in 2007 for the Ray Lynch Award recognizing his commitment to public service in his community. He volunteered at Franktown Elementary School for Junior Achievement, participated in “Adopt-a-Highway” in Douglas County tending to his beloved Castlewood Canyon Road, joined the Continental Divide Trail Alliance and with the Parker Art Guild helped open a Gallery “Painting Up a Storm” that promoted local artists. Bill was dedicated to his community and Colorado, selling insurance with empathy and integrity and exploring and caring for Colorado with his time and his passion.

 He is survived by his wife Robin (Holcombe) Hood and daughter Rachel, mother Rita Hood, father George Hood, sisters Barbara Simpson and Patti Portugal and 4 nieces, 5 nephews and 2 great nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters Karen Hood and Lori Garner.  

 Bill was a hunter and fisherman in his youth and became an avid hiker and backpacker during his 39 years in Colorado, exploring the Rocky Mountains with Robin, Rachel, nieces, nephews and friends. He wrote a book published by Rauu Press in 2008 entitled “Searching for a Perfect State of Colorado: An Enlightening Experience Crossing the Weminuche Wilderness Area”. It described an extraordinarily challenging 100-mile hike he took and the insights it inspired. He concluded “that the most precious thing to me in my life was the love of my family”. We will all remember those special times with Bill - full of love, laughter and adventure.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Bill's memory to https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/SPageNavigator/donate_to_charity.

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