On August 20, 2019, Timothy Neil Vasquez passed away. He was born January 9, 1978 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to Modesto Manuel Vasquez and Christine (Vasquez) Schneider. Tim was the second of three sons, older brother Manuel and younger brother Nathaniel.
As an enlisted Navy man, Modesto was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and then in Texas where the family lived until 1987 after which they moved back to Loveland, Colorado. Tim attended Loveland High for three years when he decided to help take care of the family when his father passed away his senior year.
The early working years for Tim were not easy but he was determined to make something of himself and he did. After working several smaller jobs Timmy was working at his aunt and uncle’s stone quarry in Masonville. Before long Timmy, his cousin Matt, and their friend and secretary Sandy became partners and created Carter Lake Enterprises, leasing the quarry from Phil and Connie Sprague. The company grew quickly and flourished with their hardworking efforts. Tim, it seemed, never rested. Creating sales and expanding their network with Matt and Sandy until the orders were well past the cutters and stackers. Everyone hustled, despite the many challenges and struggles of a newfound business, the work got done. After several successful years of suppling prime Colorado sandstone Tim pursued other business opportunities on the side. Some of which were K-9 Waste Management, Greenwise Energy Solutions, Tiki Tans Salon and T & A Trucking. The partners’ dreams had changed and CLE was dissolved. That was when TSA Trucking was officially born. He started with one truck leasing it out where he could and has grown to a fleet of six working for both Coulson’s and Arkins Park.
Even with his crazy work ethic Tim greatly enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, playing golf and spending time with family and friends, especially watching his daughter Sophia dance and perform. He was a big fan of Motocross racing even racing himself for a while. He and Amy had their traditional trip every year to attend Supercross events. And, of course, family trips to Disney. Tim will always be remembered as an extremely hard worker, a considerate boss, a devoted husband, loving father, caring brother, uncle, and son. And always a one-of-a-kind- friend.
Tim is survived by his wife Amy; daughter Sophia; his brothers Manuel and Nate; his mother Christine; stepfather Bruce; foster parents Catarino and Carolina Martinez; grandparents Maria Valdez, Judy Sprague and Neil Sprague; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Tim’s life touched and will be missed by many, many more.
Memorial services will be held at Crossroads Church in Loveland, CO on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 11:00 A.M. with a reception at the church following services.