Don Wyman Stilson

Donald Wyman Stilson was born and grew up in San Pedro, CA and served in the US Navy after High School. He earned his PhD at the University of Illinois and dedicated his scientific career to the University of Colorado Medical Center as a research psychologist and professor of statistics. He wrote two biostatistics text books during his tenure and managed many behavioral studies over 30 years.


Don started a family-owned grass-fed beef operation at the Magnolia Road property in the early 1980s and may be known more as a local rancher than a ‘science and mathematics guru’. Don spent most of his adult life at the ranch property outside of Nederland, CO and died at the age of 89.


Don is succeeded by Marianne Stilson whom he married in 1950. He was a dedicated husband and father of three children: Rohn Stilson, Tom Stilson and Anne Stilson-Cope. He also had two grand-children and five great grand-children.


Services were held at Greenwood & Myers at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 22, 2017, 2969 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO.


In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Salvation Army or your favorite charity in his honor.



(Originally published in the December 21, 2017 print edition of The Mountain-Ear.)