Former state Sen. Dave Wattenberg passes away |

Former state Sen. Dave Wattenberg passes away

Lynn Bartels
The Denver Post
Dave Wattenberg represented Eagle County in the Colorado Senate through much of the 1990s until leaving office in 2000 due to state term-limit laws.
Craig F. Walker | The Denver Post | THE DENVER POST

DENVER — Former state Sen. Dave Wattenberg, a member of the “Cowboy Caucus” known for his pranks and his ability to work across the aisle, never wanted a service after his death.

Instead, knowing he was in failing health in recent months, friends were invited to come and visit with him.

They reminisced about the time he showed up with a can of Raid Yard Guard at the state facility in Mesa County where insects are bred for weed control.

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