Warren Mauk
Warren Mauk

Obituary of Warren Mauk

Warren Stewart (Douglass) Mauk, 1933-2023

Warren Stewart Mauk, 89, (November 10, 1933-October 25, 2023) died in Fort Collins surrounded by family. Warren was born to Charles D. Douglass and Fern I. (Stewart) Douglass in Fort Collins, Colorado. After graduation from Colorado A&M in 1955, he proudly served in the U.S. Army. In 1960, Warren married Thelma Robinson of Hooper, Colorado in First Methodist Church, Fort Collins.

He served for three decades in Agricultural Extension for Colorado State University and Texas A&M. He was assigned to Burlington CO, Pueblo CO, Denver CO, and College Station TX. Along the way he earned advanced degrees from Colorado State University (MS) and Florida State (Phd). In 1964, through CSU Ag. Extension and USAID, Warren and Thelma took their young family to Nigeria where he helped to establish an agriculture education program for youth. He retired in 1989 from Texas A&M as a State Staff 4H Specialist.

Warren was a proud third generation native Coloradan. After retirement, Warren and Thelma moved back to Fort Collins–fulfilling his dream to live again in his beloved hometown. They celebrated their shared Rocky Mountain heritage by avidly exploring four-wheel drive roads all over the state, hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping. Warren’s mountain-themed landscaping of his home featured rock from the local mountains. He planted aspen, fir, spruce, and fashioned a simulated mountain stream, waterfall, and miniature mountain cabin.

Warren’s artistic interests led him into stonework, woodworking, and turquoise jewelry making. He spent many happy hours and travel expeditions in writing western novels. 

Warren took the Lions Club motto, “We Serve”, as his own and was passionately devoted to serving his Fort Collins and Larimer County communities. In 2001, he was awarded the Community Builder Award by the Kiwanis Clubs of Fort Collins. He joined Lions Club International in 1958 and after returning to the Fort Collins Lions club, served there for 34 years totaling 55 years as an active Lion. In 1996, Warren was local club president. He also served in VIPS, a volunteer organization serving Poudre Valley Schools, and the 9 News Health Fairs. Warren’s pride in being a CSU alumnus led him to be a volunteer track and field judge in order to follow the Rams Track Team in their travels. As a life-long Methodist, he lived his faith by serving in nearly every lay capacity of church life. The prayer garden and the columbarium on the grounds of First UMC are a lasting legacy to this commitment. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his adoptive stepfather, George Mauk.

He is survived by Thelma, his wife of 63 years; Steven Mauk (Anna), Charlene Fletcher (Barry), Brenda Spencer (Tim); and grandchildren Aerin Mauk (Gregg Popular), Warren ‘WT’ Fletcher, John Mauk, and Lauren Spencer.

In lieu of flowers please consider memorial gifts to the Lions Club Foundation or First United Methodist Church, Fort Collins CO.

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Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday, October 30, 2023
First United Methodist Church
1005 Stover St
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States


11:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
First United Methodist Church
1005 Stover St
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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