Christopher Lynn Varra

June 8th, 1952February 10th, 2019

Christopher Lynn Varra passed from this life on Sunday February 10th, 2019 surrounded by his loving Wife, Father, Children, Grandchildren and many other family members.

Chris was preceded in death by his Mother Jacqueline Varra. He leaves behind his father Pasquale, wife Tammy, daughters Deah Pallone(Dominic) and Courtney Butler(Eric), son Garrett, step-daughter Nichole Foos(Scott) and step-son Chris Razo(Melissa). He is also survived by his sisters Denie and Jeanne, brother Clay and 9 grandchildren Jaxon, Stella, Lincoln, Olivia, Charlotte, Lexi, Sophia, Breanna and Hannah.

Chris was born on June 8, 1952, in Louisville, Colorado.  He grew up working the family land with his father and grandfather, who first settled Colorado as Homesteaders. It was clear from an early age that Chris had the same drive and determination of Colorado’s pioneers. He graduated from Louisville high school in 1970. After high school Chris went on to lead his family’s contracting and mining businesses in Northern Colorado. He was a compassionate man with an intense drive in his personal life and professional career that he kept until the very end. His employees were an extended family for him.

Chris loved the outdoors, especially fishing, but he was happy to just be outside taking it all in. He was also an avid Broncos fan and you could find him enjoying the games at the stadium or at home with his family.

Most of all, Christopher loved his family. Spending time with all of them every chance he had. His early departure leaves a void for his family, but the family-first foundation he established will be built-on and celebrated for generations to come.

In lieu of flowers we request that donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society at, or the Autism Society of Colorado, at

You are invited to join the family for a reception at Noah’s, 11885 Bradburn Blvd., Westminster, CO 80031. The reception begins at 11:30. The family will arrive following the service at the cemetery.






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Dear Varra Family, i express my sympathy and feelings to you knowing of Chris's passing. I always appreciated Chris's welcome smile and he always had time to visit when i stopped by the office. He was a gentleman and a kind man. I did not know of his health concerns and his passing came as a shock for that reason. We had a good visit and conversation in December at the office and will hold that last memory with all the others that we created in our relationship during the past 30 some years. Sincerely, Bill Meier.
Dear Tammy and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Chris will always be remembered in our hearts as a very kind and caring person with a very generous spirit. His passing is a sad moment and We know that moving forward without him will be a difficult time for all of you. May you find peace and strength from your friends and family in the coming times ahead. Your friends, The O'Neill's
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Varra family. As Chris was a awesome man to work for and to fish and Shoot pool With Chris always remind me of the better part of life as Chris always was positive and looked at the brighter side of things. I shall miss Chris.
Tammy, I am so very sorry to hear about Chris. Sincere love and prayers for you and your family. Jeneane Kratky
Our hearts are heavy with sadness in hearing of Chris’ passing. He was more than a friend, he was a brother and loved by us all. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort to our beloved Varra Family. We love you and send our deepest deepest sympathy. The world is a better place because of Chris. With Love, Nick and Betty Chavez. God Bless
My deepest sympathies are with the Varra Family and employees of Varra Companies following the passing of Chris. He was a tremendous man who leaves an incredible legacy that will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Tammy and the Varra family, Our deepest sympathy at the all to soon passing of our friend Christopher. We enjoyed our times of having dinners and our conversations with you both. Christopher will be greatly missed. He was a kind and generous soul, very down to earth man. We will continue to offer our prayers and support to you Tammy. Love your friends, Scott and Pam Majors
Dear Garrett, I'm so sorry to hear about Chris. He was very smart and thoughtful and I will miss his insight on water matters and future plans as well as his sparkling personality. He and his parents and family positioned their interests to benefit all concerned including the community. He said that his mother told him to never sell water - excellent advice! I know he taught you well and his talents will carry on through you and the rest of your family. You're in my thoughts. Please let me know if I can do anything to help during this sad time. Best hope and wishes, Cheryl Signs
Tammy and family, Christopher Lynn will be missed more than I can say. He was always so kind and loving to our crazy crew. I wish we could be there during this difficult time. Love and hugs, Kimmy & Matt
Garrett, I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. There is an old saying that sorrow is the price we pay for love. Chris was a positive influence on so many and his and your whole family's contributions cannot be measured. It was my pleasure knowing Chris for over 28 years and I will miss him. God bless you and your entire family. Joby & Olena Adams
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the Varra family. Although I hadn't seen Chris in many years, he was always well thought of by our family. Love and prayers from us though this difficult time. John T. Pack
Dear Varra Family, Karen and I were so very sad to read of Chris's passing. We both have wonderful memories of Chris and his entire family and we share your sorrow. We are so sorry to have missed the chance to say goodbye. We will Keep Chris and all of you in our prayers. Jerry and Karen Sanger
Dear Varra Family, Karen and I were so very sad to read of Chris's passing. We both have wonderful memories of Chris and his entire family and we share your sorrow. We are so sorry to have missed the chance to say goodbye. We will Keep Chris and all of you in our prayers. Jerry and Karen Sanger
Dear Varra family We are so sorry for your loss. Chris was a great person, we were so shocked to hear the news. Our family has always been so impressed with how Chris and family ran Varra companies. It has always a pleasure to get a load out of any of your gravel pits. It always seemed like we would run into Chris, with Jack at his side at any Ritchie Bros Auction, both like kids looking to see what they could buy. Chris, you will be very missed my friend! you and your family have always been an inspiration to other family businesses in the industry! We wish the Varra family peace and love to get through these trying times. In moments like this no words can change how you feel or ease the pain you must have, all we can hope for is the pain of your loss gets easier in time. Sincerely The White family, and all of JFW's employees.