|Birth: ||Oct. 4, 1951|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 2008|
KIP WILSON DENHALTER
Kip Wilson Denhalter, a professional research assistant at the CU-Boulder Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, died on Oct. 30, 2008. He was 57.
A Denver native, Mr. Denhalter worked as a test engineer at LASP from 1984 to 2008. In his 24 years with LASP, Mr. Denhalter provided support for instruments flown on many space missions, including the Cassini-Huygens mission, the MESSENGER mission and the award-winning Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment.
Jim Westfall, a colleague at LASP, described Mr. Denhalter's meticulous and precise work on everything from developing hardware to testing electrical systems. "In many ways, Kip's work was crucial to the success of LASP ... because of the cautious, meticulous and observant approach he took in the support he provided and with all that he did," Westfall said in a eulogy.
Westfall said Mr. Denhalter's first supervisor at LASP, Gene McNutt, called him "the best darn test engineer I've worked with." Co-workers at LASP will miss his enthusiasm, friendship and exceptional capabilities as a test engineer. "We are a family at LASP," Westfall said, "and Kip was an important member of that family."
He is survived by his sister, Laurie Denhalter; his girlfriend, Janet Pierce; and his extended family, friends and co-workers.
Services were held Nov. 14 at Golden Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Colorado Humane Society, 2760 South Platte River Drive, Englewood, CO 80110.
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Record added: Jun 03, 2012
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One of us. Rest in peace, Kip.|
Added: Aug. 31, 2012