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James VanHorn

Obituary of James Patrick VanHorn

At the age of 63, James "Jay" Patrick VanHorn of Colorado Springs, Colorado passed peacefully in his home, surrounded by family and friends on April 6, 2023.

Jay lived his whole life in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Growing up, he was a well-rounded athlete, eventually attending Wasson High School where he played football, basketball and ran track. He graduated in 1978.

Jay worked in construction for forty-five years. He always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Aside from his family, his greatest achievement was becoming a co-owner of Trax Construction with his brother Jeff in 1994. They grew the business from its humble beginnings over the next twenty-nine years.

Jay impacted so many lives with his vibrant spirit and generous heart. His family and friends are dedicated to carrying on his legacy.

Jay was preceded in death by his father, Lyle VanHorn; mother, Lucille VanHorn; and brother, Jerry VanHorn.

He leaves behind his wife, Laura VanHorn of twenty years; his children, Jessica (Matt) Fuller, Max (Carissa) Saunders, Molly (Tom) Kjosen, Jerrad (Erin) VanHorn, Meg (Jeremy) Pape; twelve grandchildren, Lane Kjosen, Landon Kjosen, Olivia Saunders, Mackenzie Fuller, Amelia
Saunders, Tatum VanHorn, Owen Fuller, Jackson Saunders, Carter VanHorn, Zoey Pape, Peyton VanHorn and Ozzie Pape; his brothers and sisters, John (Peggy) VanHorn, Joan (Howard) Mayer, Fabi VanHorn, Janice (Paul) Bennett, Jeff (Lori) VanHorn, Joel (Sylvia) VanHorn; and a number of nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jay's honor to Pro Football Camp at or to Wounded Warrior Project at

Memorial Service, 11:00AM, Thursday, April 20, 2023, Woodmen Valley Chapel - Rockrimmon Chapel, 290 East Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919.

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Memorial Service

11:00 am
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Woodmen Valley Chapel - Rockrimmon
290 East Woodmen Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States