We are sorry to inform the class of '90 and whole Lee community that
Brian Frederick Boutz passed away suddenly from a pulmonary embolism on
Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011.
Brian was born August 21, 1972, at the Naval Hospital in Newport,
Rhode Island. As a Navy Junior, Brian lived in Newport, Monterey
California, Honolulu Hawaii, and Northern Virginia, graduating from
Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia. After graduation,
Brian ventured into the world and lived in South Carolina, Florida and
California before settling in Colorado in 1997.
He pursued a career as a photo technician, photographer, and ran a
custom photo processing business. Brian was an avid outdoor enthusiast,
who loved the beauty of both the sea and the mountains. His many
interests included skateboarding, surfing, target shooting, 4-wheeling,
and snowboarding. Brian had a life-long passion for music and played
drums professionally in a local Denver area band.
Brian's love of cars led him to embark on a new career, completing
work this semester on an Associate Degree in Automotive Science at Front
Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado. He was planning to
compete in sports car racing and was preparing his treasured Miata for
the Spec Miata Class.
Brian is survived by a blended family of his mother, Rebecca D.
Boutz and her husband, Olin Allen; sister, Lauren C. Boutz of Laporte,
Colorado; father, Allen R. Boutz and his wife, Betty Morris; and
brother, Kimmer Franz of Springfield, Virginia. Brian is also survived
by his grandmothers, Mrs. William R. Boutz of Albuquerque, New Mexico
and Mrs. Billy C. Daniels of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Brian wished to be an organ donor so that others might see and
receive the gift of life. His remains were cremated and his ashes will
be spread. A memorial service will be held in the near future in Fort
Collins. Brian was a gentle soul with a kind heart and will be greatly
missed by his family and many friends, classmates and his beloved dog,
In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian's name may be made to Front
Range Community College, Larimer Campus, 4616 South Shields St, Fort
Collins, CO 80526, in anticipation of an Automotive Technology Memorial