Bill Suitts (1923-2012)

Bill Suitts (1923-2012)

Suitts Graduate & Alumni Career Center is made possible by generous support by Bill & Beth Suitts.

William J. “Bill” Suitts (1923-2012) was an incredible man who impacted many people around him. On June 12, 1948, Bill married Elizabeth Charlet in Kewanee, Illinois. He served in the Merchant Marines and the United States Army Air Corps during WW II. Bill founded Colorado Mortgage Co. in 1958 and provided financing for residential projects in Boulder County for more than 5,000 single family homes. Bill was responsible for the creation of local landmark neighborhoods such as Boulder’s Martin Acres, Keewaydin Meadows and Frasier Meadows, Centennial Valley and Continental View in Louisville and Indian Peaks in Lafayette. He even acquired the only known official record of the downing of Glen Miller’s plane over the English Channel during the war.

As a graduate of the Daniels College of Business (Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, 1949 and Master of Science in Business Administration, 1950) Bill and Beth  passionately supported the Suitts Graduate & Alumni Career Center. Bill was always generous with his time to others. He served on the YMCA Board of Directors and the American Music Research Center at CU. As an avid baseball enthusiast and suffering Chicago Cubs fan, Bill supported local youth baseball and had the “Suitts Field” at Scott Carpenter Park named in honor of his longtime support. He was active in the Optimists and loved hunting, gardening and spending time with his family.