Mr. Champion attended the University of Wisconsin and earned a degree in mining engineering
.He worked 35 years for DuPont Co. in the explosives division , retiring in 1987
moved to Boulder County in 1974 from Wilmington , Del..He
was an avid reader and enjoyed woodworking.
Survivors include his
wife of Nederland ; a son , James Champion of Niwot ; two daughters , Carol Scott of Longmont and Anne Wilson of Pueblo ; a sister , Carol Champion Godsey of Centralia , Wash. ; seven grandchildren ; and six great-grandchildren.He
was preceded in death by a son , Ricky Coffman Champion.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.