RIP- Lance Lee McIntyre

Lance Lee McIntyre died in Cañon City, Colorado on January 30, 2020. He was born December 20, 1944, to Ernest Lee and Louise (Stilwell) McIntyre and grew up in central Texas. Lance attended the University of Texas, where he met his wife, Rosemary. They were married on September 14, 1968. Lance later earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Western Washington University, then a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Oregon. Lance and Rosemary lived in Austin, TX; Galveston, TX; Bellingham, WA; Coleman, TX; and Ashland, OR before moving to Cañon City in 1985. Together they raised three children. Lance worked as a school psychologist for 28 years. Lance found joy in perceiving beauty, building structures, holding the hands of children, playing soccer, thinking, socializing, loving, working, and listening to music.

He cared deeply for his family and friends, though his feelings were often not fully expressed. He was an avid reader and lifelong learner. Some of his reading was simply for entertainment, but most was research to explore his worldview. Lance often wrote: publishing papers, sending letters to news editors, writing short stories about family history, and recording his thoughts and feelings. He enjoyed the outdoors and held fast to logic and justice. As he battled colon cancer, he continued to hike and ride the trails around Cañon City and Breckenridge, ride his spin bike and rower, and lift weights to stay fit. Lance was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary, who died in 2011. He is survived by three children: Chris McIntyre (Cañon City, CO), Ryan McIntyre (Austin, TX), and Laura Rowe (Breckenridge, CO); 8 grandchildren (Ariana, Adam, Winter, Conor, Matthew and Gabe McIntyre; Zoey and Camden Rowe); and brother Buddy McIntyre (Fort Worth, TX). The family will gather for a private memorial. Please go for a hike or enjoy a beer with thoughts of him, and share memories online at: -of/lance-mcintyre.

Published in The Canon City Daily Record on Feb. 6, 2020

6 thoughts on “RIP- Lance Lee McIntyre

  1. Admin March 12, 2020 / 2:19 am

    Dennis “Wemus” Grubb

    So very sad to hear of Lance’s passing. He was such a nice, quiet guy. I am thankful I was able to see and visit with him at John Moore’s funeral, although I wish that had been under better circumstances. RIP my good man.

  2. Admin March 12, 2020 / 2:20 am

    Shirley Dorff Sloan

    I agree Dennis; he was such a nice guy.. so very shy and quiet.

  3. Admin March 12, 2020 / 2:20 am

    sammy squyres

    What I admired about Lance was his composure who quietly went about his business. I remember him as a tight end in Junior High football. Good athlete which I was not. I thought he was a notch ahead of a lot of people. I’m sorry to hear about this I admired Lance.

  4. Admin March 12, 2020 / 2:21 am

    James Adams

    I am so sorry to hear about Lance. He was a good guy and a good friend. The last time I talked to him, he asked me to stop by and see him in Canon City on my next trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. I told him I would, but as one thing leads to another, I drove straight through to RMNP and didn’t stop in Canon City. I wish I had.

  5. Admin March 12, 2020 / 2:21 am

    John McElligott

    Lance sat next to me in the 8th grade in advanced math class at Alamo. I then spent several weeks in the hospital and was demoted to the DA class. I literally and figuratively looked up to him. He was just amazing in so many ways. Nevertheless he shared the water with all of us every time we looked at his smiling face. Someone please tell us who he became and post some pictures. Just wish I had known him better.

  6. Admin March 12, 2020 / 2:22 am

    Victoria Wilson

    Dear sweet Lance. We reconnected after the 50th reunion, until a couple of years ago. We loved to discuss books and psychology. So smart and always learning. Had a fun time together in high school. He loved his life.
    Blessings to his beloved children and grandchildren.

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