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Jesse Milnes

March 25, 1960 - January 7, 2021

Beloved Jesse Milnes passed away peacefully on January 7, 2021 in Central City, Colorado.  

A sometimes spicy, and always entertaining storyteller, Jesse filled the rooms of countless parties with laughter and warmed the hearts of all who met him.  He was handsome, charming, generous and brought his own brand of magic to every enterprise, including the Hooper Homestead Bed and Breakfast that he ran with his husband Richard (first year perfect 10 review score!), or the video department at King Soopers where, in his own words, he worked for maybe two hours and talked for at least six about the next movie you just had to see. 

Creative fun was Jesse’s shining strength.

His annual Christmas Caroling party was a coveted invitation that brightened his Northglenn neighborhood. Even when the notes were flat, the spirit of fun was always on.   Halloween night sent the neighborhood kids into squeals when Jesse would jump out as a ghoul, or rise from a coffin (which he bought off Craigslist) or offer a snickers bar as a groaning head-on-a-table.  He even scared an unsuspecting adult or two or more.

Athletic, but only as long as he could keep it fun, Jesse hiked, biked and ran the glorious hills of Colorado.  His friends at Outspokin cheered him to his first summit of Lookout Mountain and eventually to the Stonewall Century.  As Jesse would ride, tunes of Kelly Clarkson would blare from his iPhone and melt the heart of even the most pompous road cyclist.  

Jesse’s children did him proud and were his great passion: Ashley with the same fire in her personality and the same gold in her heart , Stu with a gift of gab that comes close (almost) to Jesse’s, Alex with an amazing artistic talent and Tyler whose love and skill with children he always admired.  He was thrilled to see each of his children have their own: Ashley and Raymond with Eve and James; Stu and Leslie with Indiana; Alex and Tina with Autumn and Ember; Tyler and Amanda with Aiden and Violet.

Jesse is survived by his husband, business and biking partner, Richard. The love of his life, who brought Jesse true love and untold happiness after so many years of searching. 

Jesse is also survived by his siblings Rick, Toni, Tracey, Casey, Corey, Carey and preceded in death by his sister, Nicky in May. A special place was held in his heart for nieces Shelly and Vicky, and sister-in-law, Aunt Connie.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ALS Association. Please visit www.Alsaco.org or checks can be sent to: 

The ALS Association RMC
10855 Dover St. Ste 500

Westminster, CO 80021

For anyone who cannot attend the service, a Zoom video conference will be provided, at the link below


Meeting ID: 879 4804 1815
Passcode: Jesse  


8 Responses

  1. Pauline medrano says:

    Ashley im so very sorry for your lose im here if u need me love you may God be with u and keep u strong….❤

  2. Tracey Lee grant says:

    Thank you for always believing in me you touched my heart from the first day we ment(1988) you always see the silver lining I will miss you so much but most of all thank you for being ..you.

  3. Tracey Lee grant says:

    Jesse you believed in me so long ago at kings (1988) you lifted me have me the courage that smile the love for life always the silver lining love you miss you

  4. Ashley says:

    Dad, Papa Bear, My person in life,

    Thank you for being the best dad, friend, father-in-law and G-Paw. We only get that one person in life and I’m so glad you were mine. I will never stop missing your face, hugs, and “I love you most.” It was an honor to serve you these past few years.

    My heart is broken. I will never be the same.

    “I think I’ll miss you most of all Scarecrow.”

    Your Princess~

  5. Rachel Nelms says:

    Jesse, I did not meet you until
    you were dx with ALS. Enjoyed
    getting to know you and your amazing
    Sense of humor.

    Bless you.

  6. Lee Tinajera says:

    Jesse was so much fun! He would always have you cracking up in a matter of minutes!
    The news of his passing is heartbreaking. My heart goes out to the Milnes family, his kids and grandkids.
    Much love from the Tinajera Family.

  7. Chewy says:

    Dad I miss you and all the rides to Wyoming. Thanks for the FaceTime talks getting me to a better place before you left. Love you Dad!

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