Brian Richard Disney

May 9, 1960 – October 21, 2022

Brian Richard Disney passed away October 21, 2022 at Assured Senior

Living from brain cancer. After noticing memory loss in January of this year,

Brian was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor.

Born in Denver on May 9, 1960 to Alice and Jeremiah (Jerry), Brian was a

long-time resident of Arvada, attending Peck Elementary, Arvada Junior

High, and Arvada High School. After graduating high school in 1978, Brian

earned his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. His

first job was with Philipps Petroleum in Denver. Not long after, Brian was

transferred to Aberdeen, Scotland to work in the North Sea on an offshore

oil platform. During the four years he lived in Scotland Brian was able to

travel extensively throughout Europe and also became a Licensed

Professional Engineer. After returning to Denver and between jobs, Brian

attended the University of Colorado, Boulder to earn his M.S. in Civil

Engineering (Environmental, Water, and Chemical). In his retirement, he

enjoyed spending time both here in Colorado and at his lake house in

Minnesota. Brian was also in the midst of building his dream mountain

house in Tabernash when he was diagnosed. He loved playing golf, scuba

diving, racquetball, skiing, fishing, camping, riding his motorcycle, and

traveling. Poker games with friends were also regular events at his house.

Four years ago Brian became a proud first-time dog owner when he

brought Hudson, his beloved Cavalier King Charles, home. From that

moment Brian and Hudson became nearly inseparable.

Brian fought his cancer as long as he could, going through radiation and

several rounds of chemotherapy. During that time he lived his life as best

as he could, enjoyed spending time with family and friends and celebrating

birthdays and holidays.

Brian was preceded in death by his dad, Jeremiah. He is survived by his

mother, Alice, brother, Craig, sister, Diane, nephews Kyle and Marc, Uncle

Bob Nylen, Aunt Michele Nylen, Aunts Helen and Sandy, and numerous


The family requests donations be sent to the American Cancer Society.