Stan McGuire, age 84, passed away at home on February 6th, 2021 from complications of Alzheimer’s related dementia and COPD. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for 42 years and was formerly a resident of Eagle, Colorado; Canon City, Colorado; and Las Animas, Colorado. He was a Sergeant for the Colorado State Patrol and retired in Colorado Springs after 33 years of service.

Stan was born on November 7th, 1936 to George McGuire and Ada (Cook) McGuire in Dresbach, Minnesota. On March 5th, 1960 he married Monika Hafenrichter in Colorado Springs.

Stan was fond of researching his family’s genealogy, tracing members of the McGuire clan from county Fermanagh, Ireland and migrating to the colonies prior to the American Revolutionary War. He also enjoyed collecting vintage firearms. He was a member of Woodmen Valley Chapel, Woodmen Heights campus. He served in the United States Air Force for 4 years during the Korean War.

He is survived by his loving wife, Monika; son Carey McGuire of Colorado Springs; daughter, Monika Denise McGuire-Starner of Peyton; sister Audrey Maxine Nelson of Orange, California; grandchildren, James, Jordan, and Jayden of Peyton; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Arthur, George Jr., David and Donald.

Private memorial services will be held for family.

Memorial donations in Stan’s name may be made to the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation:

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This Obituary Has 20 Condolences

  1. Dear Dad,
    You had a long and successful life. You were a wonderful Husband, Dad, Son, Brother, Uncle and Grandpa. You have given your family what it needs to be successful and to endure. You will be dearly missed.


  2. Stan ,
    Thank you for your years of service , you were a wonderful man and Sergeant. It was a pleasure working for you and I will forever cherish our working relationship and ride alongs.

    I can confess now that your suspicion about me sneaking home for lunch or dinner when I was working highway 115 was warranted. Reminds me of the coyote and roadrunner cartoon-you were close to catching me a couple of times but did not succeed, close but no banana.

    You were friend a great co worker you will be missed by many and the breakfasts won’t be the same without you.

    Rest In Peace and God bless you

  3. The Family of Stan McGuire,
    I am also a retired member of the Colorado State Patrol and was blessed to have met and known Stan during my 20+ years with the CSP. His influence always wanted to make me a better person in life. This is a great loss, he will be missed and remembered as a kind and dedicated family man!! Our Condolences to the entire family. Retired Corporal J. Allen “Al” Trujillo & Family (Trinidad, Colorado)

  4. I always enjoyed all the phone calls we had,& hearing all the stories you shared with me. I will miss you.

  5. My deepest sympathy and much love to all of you. Uncle Stan was very special to me, and although I didn’t see him often, I will miss him tons. I love all of you and am praying for you during this time. Please let us know if you need anything.

    Clint, Jeri, and Natalie

  6. Stan was a good friend and co worker. will always remember the day we both were promoted to Sergeant by Chief C. Wayne Kieth
    He was a pleasure to know and be around .
    Sorry to hear that he is gone, but will not be forgotten.

  7. Stan,
    I have to thank you again and again for your leadership in getting me started on my career with the patrol.
    I remember, I was in middle school, you and aunt Monika came to vist in New Mexico I knew then I wanted to be like you …. I wanted to be a policeman. Now many years later we both have retired and I have never regretted my choice.
    Stan, I will never forget you.
    Always ,
    Verl McGuire

  8. Stan,
    I have to thank you again and again for your leadership.
    I remember, I was in middle school, you and aunt Monika came to vist in New Mexico I knew then I wanted to be like you …. I wanted to be a policeman. Now many years later we both have retired and I have never regretted my choice.
    Stan, I will never forget you.
    Always ,
    Verl McGuire

  9. Stan, from the men in men’s group, in which you participated for many years, you will be sorely missed. We will remember fondly the stories of the Highway Patrol you shared with us. Stan, we we look forward to seeing you again in heaven.

  10. I will always remember our talks on the phone,& all the stories you told me.I will miss you .Bill

  11. I had the privilege and pleasure of working with Stan in court as a young pup
    prosecutor in Canon City in the 70’s. He was a man of complete integrity and
    very accomplished with his investigative work and preparation for trial. Defense
    counsel had no chance of denting his presentation. My sincere condolences to
    the family of this exceptional man and law enforcement officer. Would that there
    were more like him!

  12. Stan was a True Gentleman, it was a pleasure knowing him Rest In Peace my friend my sincere condolences to his family….

  13. Stan,
    It was a pleasure knowing you for almost 58 years as a Sister-in-law. You were a great man.
    Please know Herb and I will miss you. We have lots of memories to cherich. May you rest in peace.
    With our Love, and Deepest Sympathy,
    Mary and Herb Hafenrichter…

  14. Stan you will be missed. You were my first Sgt. in Vail, and later in Colo Spgs. I always enjoyed it when you would ride with me. You always had great stories about the Patrol. It was always fun showing you my radar spots to work, and you would always say, I guess your not hiding, someone in an airplane could see me. You were a great supervisor and a great man. Hope to see you on the other side. Rest in Peace.

    Richard and JoAnn Motzkus

  15. Monika, my sincere condolences to you and your family. You all showed the kind of support and compassion that I would wish for all loved ones when their health starts to fail.
    You were there for Stan when he needed you the most. May God help you to know that he is resting peacefully now.
    Meer Cannon

  16. I was saddened to hear of Stan’s passing. I enjoyed very much talking with him in the YMCA locker room about the McGuire families’ history adding different information regarding our two families’ backgrounds and historic details. We always joked about getting his phone calls as you can see, we have the same name, just different middle name. I will miss seeing and chatting with him. Rest in Peace my friend.

  17. Bob Parish
    I had the opportunity to work with Stan for a few years while in Colorado Springs. I was always impressed with his willingness to listen to troopers and provide insight. The morning briefings were always interesting, to say the least. Stan spent a couple of hours helping me study for my last Sergeants exam. And lastly, Stan was the on call supervisor when I was in slow pursuit of the tank down I-25 and was standing by at the end. Rest in peace and thank for the help and the memories.

  18. Our condolences to all the McGuire family on their loss of Stan as a father, husband and or close relative. A true leader in many ways and as long time and close friends to his son Carey whose friendship has been constant for over 35 years, we’ve enjoyed many stories from Carey about his days growing up and moving around the State as Stan’s police career would require of them. From Vail area to Canon City and finally Colorado Springs. The long history the McGuires have played in Colorado as Pioneers will not go unnoticed or forgotten. Stan will be remembered as a big part of that.

  19. Stan,
    Thank you for the time we spent on the patrol together. Your leadership and guidance was always helpful and your insights always useful. I always enjoyed the ride along opportunities, not only for the company it afforded, but also for the interesting stories that you always shared about your first duty station in Las Animas and then in Vail.
    After we both retired those chats, or chit chats as you always called them, continued at our occasional breakfast meetings, whether with the breakfast group or just the two of us. I will miss those conversations and solving the problems of the world. They were always enjoyable. And I will miss you my friend.

  20. Stan and I worked together as State Patrolman in Canon City in the early years of his career = My condolences go out to his wife Monika and the two children. I lost contact with Stan over the years as we went separate ways from Canon City. I was recently able to connect with him and Monika and we talked of the old days and where our lives had taken us. I will miss him but will always remember him as a patriot and friend.

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