Donovan B. Hicks, 74, of Granby, died peacefully on August 24, 2012, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sally; son Warren (Mary); grandchildren Jonathan & the late Kathryn "Katie"; daughter, Whitney (Jerry); and grandsons Adam and David; brother, Richard; sisters, Linda Borgemann & Donna Stallsworth; and many neices & nephews. The bulk of his professional career was spent in the employ of Ball Aerospace where he retired as President & Chief Executive Officer in 1996. He continued his work in space & technology after his "retirement". He served on the Bishop's Staff of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado for eight years after his retirement at Ball. He loved his retirement life in Grand County caring for the land & cultivating many warm friendships. He was the epitome of love, honor & respect. A Vigil will be held at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church at 7 p.m., Wed. Aug. 29th. His life will be celebrated with a Funeral Service, 1 p.m., Thurs. Aug. 30th, at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Cathedral, 1313 Clarkson, Denver. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America or the Neonatalogy Department of Children's Hospital Colorado.