Bayard K.  Sweeney, III
Bayard K. Sweeney, III

February 6, 1938 - January 2, 2018
Born in Denver, Colorado
Resided in Evergreen, Colorado
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Bayard K. “Barry” Sweeney III, age 79, of Evergreen passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Denver.

Barry was born in Denver, Colorado on February 6, 1938 to Bayard Sweeney Jr. and Anne Shepard Sweeney. He was the eldest of four children. Barry attended the Canterbury School, Yale College and the University of Colorado where he received the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa key in history in 1963.

Barry had a distinguished executive career in the automotive industry, from which he retired at the age of 53. Earlier, he worked alongside his father at BK Sweeney Manufacturing—a well-known Denver company specializing in maintenance tools for trucks and aircraft. Barry’s passion for history and learning spurred him to travel extensively around the world alongside his beloved wife, Georgia. At home, he enjoyed the freedom of an outdoorsman’s life. He could often be found exploring the Colorado countryside on horseback. Barry was a passionate Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets and Avalanche fan and was still playing volleyball, softball and pickle ball just a few months prior to his passing. He was an enthusiastic member of the Zane Grey and Tesoro societies and an avid supporter of the NRA.

Barry is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Georgia Ann Mattern Sweeney; his five loving children and their spouses, Bayard IV (Anne) Sweeney, Nicholas (Celia) Sweeney, Christopher (Christine) Sweeney, Dana (Rodrigo) Trujillo and Suzanne (Michael) Wilson; his younger brother, Kevin Sweeney; and 14 grandchildren, Shea, Sam, Rory, Cara, Lucas, Bryan, Wyatt, John, Riley, Mark, Blake, Angela, Elizabeth, David. He was preceded in death by his father, Bayard Sweeney Jr.; his mother, Anne Shepard Sweeney; his stepmother, Ann Evans Freyer Sweeney; his brother, Shepard Sweeney; and his sister, Karen Rapson.

Barry was a devout parishioner at Our Lady of the Pines Roman Catholic Church. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Barry's honor to:

Catholic Charities
475 Logan Street
Denver, CO 80211

Barry’s life will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Pines Roman Catholic Church in Conifer on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11 am. Memorial service details will be shared at the Mass.

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Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church
9444 Eagle Cliff Road
Conifer, Colorado U.S.A. 80433
Saturday, January 6, 2018
11:00 AM

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Catholic Charities of Denver
475 Logan Street
Denver, CO 80211