Edward H. Haffey
January 6, 1942-May 9, 2018
Edward H. Haffey died peacefully near his home in Castle Rock on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, surrounded by family. Born January 6, 1942 in St. Joseph, Missouri, he was the son of Elberta Haffey and George B. Haffey. Ed treasured his family above all else. He was husband to Jan, his wife and best friend of 52 years. He was father to daughter Kimberly B. McEvoy (Mike) of Parker, Colorado, and son Christopher E. Haffey (Amanda) of Denver. He was grandfather to Olivia, Connor, Cora, and Jack. Each member of his family had a special place in his heart, as did his many other friends and relatives.
Ed graduated in 1962 from what was then St. Joseph Junior College (now Missouri Western State University). In 1964, he received his BA in government, business, and international affairs from The George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. Thereafter, Ed served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy with Naval Air Squadron VFP-63 in the Western Pacific. He and Jan returned to Colorado, where Ed received a JD from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1970. He practiced law for 35 years, primarily as a partner/shareholder of Anderson, Campbell and Laugesen, PC.
Ed was a member of the Colorado and American Bar Associations, and a past member of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association. In 1986, he was elected to membership in the International Association of Defense Counsel. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the International Association of Arson Investigators and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Missouri Western Alumni Association in 2007. He served as chair and board member of South Metro Fire Protection District and was a member of the board of directors of Missouri Western State University Foundation.
Before and after his 2005 retirement, he and Jan traveled the world on extended trips throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Ed particularly treasured his repeated trips to County Donegal in Ireland, where he reconnected with his Irish family. Ed was curious and...