David Wayne Voogd, 59 of Denver, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018, at Rose Medical Center, Denver, Co.
Born March 28, 1959, in Sheridan, Wyoming, to Clarence “Earl” and Margret “Peggy” (Harrison) Voogd. David grew up in Sheridan, graduating from Sheridan High School class of 1977. Attending Northwest College in Rapid City, South Dakota graduating with degrees in Marketing and Business.
David influenced many young women when he was a Pageant director for many years. He was a mentor and friend to many of the kids, that are now adults, they would tell you how he gave them confidence and a belief in themselves. After his pageant days David moved to Minneapolis working as an instructor in Modeling and Acting. He won several National awards as a Modeling instructor. He then moved to Kentucky working at Aperture and teaching Modeling. Moving to Denver, to be closer to family. He worked and co-owned several John-Robert Powers Schools, started The Crawford Agency with his sister. David was always very proud of the people he helped in his life, he would always try to help them any time in any way he could.
David had a big personality, was a good friend, and touched many people in his life time. One of his favorites things to do was to hang out with Maui at the Miami beach home. He loved to travel and celebrate with his good friends Kari and Steve. Mexico was his favorite destination with them. There wasn’t a state fair or a flea market he did not love, he would head straight for the roast corn. Many road trips with his good friend Connie, doing sales and stopping at every big tourist trap along the way, to make Connie happy. He loved Christmas, he was a wizard with a glue gun, creating some of the most beautiful decorations for those he loved. Most of all he loved to come home to Sheridan, to be with family. Spending time with “The Great One” his great aunt Bettye Harrison. He would travel on a Friday so he would get to Sheridan just in time for family dinner at “The Princesses” his cousin Kristy Anderson’s house.
In 2001 David was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, thanks to a drug trial his doctor got him into he was able to overcome the cancer. It has been a tough, long painful road for him since then, battling liver failure for several years. David was tough, if you saw him you may not know that there was anything wrong with him. He was not afraid to put on a little make up to hide the dark circles under his eyes, get a good tan so he did not look pale, and push through the pain.
David was preceded in death by his parents Peggy and Earl Voogd, grandparents Homer and Jessie Voogd, Joe and Annie Harrison, brother Danny Voogd. He is survived by partner Maui Kafati-Batarse of Denver, and their little dog Sheridan, his sister Terri Voogd of Sheridan, brother Nicky (Deejay) Voogd of Sheridan. His Great Aunt Bettye Harrison, special cousin Kristy Anderson. God mother Jackie Dygert, godson Chad Dygert, special friends Connie Steckling-Heideman, Kari Larson and Steve Voegeli. We will all remember the good times.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at St. Peters Episcopal Church with Father John Meyer officiating. A reception will follow at the church in the Fellowship Hall.
Memorials may be made to the Dog and Cat Shelter, 84 E Ridge Rd, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Online condolences can be made at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.