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Deer Clover Way … for the second time

couple outside on their deck

Stew and Cindy Larsen on the deck of their home on Deer Clover Way last month.

Not many can say they have lived in Castle Pines twice and that all of their children and grandchildren live here.  Cindy and Stew Larsen can.

“Stew retired in 2018 and we moved back to Castle Pines, just four houses down the street from the home we left in 2007,” stated Cindy.

Married 51 years in August, the couple have had an interesting journey.

Born in Iowa, Stew moved to Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he met Cindy in high school.  Cindy was born and raised in nearby Oak Park.  After they graduated, the couple married in 1972 and bought a small house in Glen Ellyn.

“Exactly one year and one day from our wedding day, our first daughter was born,” said Cindy.  “This certainly changed some of our life plans.”

Stew took a construction job while Cindy was a dental assistant.  Less than two years later, daughter number two arrived, followed two years later by daughter number three.  Cindy became a stay-at-home mom, eventually taking up tennis and quilting.

In 1975, Stew went to work in the residential mortgage business, and then 10 years later, the Larsens moved to California when Stew took a job with a savings and loan in San Diego.  In 1991, the family moved to Colorado and bought a house on Deer Clover Way.   

In 2007, the Larsens moved to Omaha when Stew was promoted to a position at Bank of the West, where he managed all of the consumer lending.

Today, the Larsens are back on Deer Clover Way with their three daughters and nine grandchildren nearby.  They are also active in the community.

“Both of us are health conscious so you are likely to see us walking, golfing, or spending time with friends in Douglas County,” said Cindy.   

And they are avid pickleball players.

Stew sits on the City of Castle Pines Parks and Recreation board.

“Initially, I was focused on getting pickleball courts in Castle Pines, and I am thrilled that our vision has been achieved,” stated Stew.

The couple has played hundreds of pickleball matches, some competitive and some just for fun.

“We play at the new Coyote Ridge pickleball courts numerous times each week,” he added.

“We love our city and our neighborhoods,” concluded Cindy.  “And on another note, does anyone want to play pickleball?”

photo from 1991 of lady looking at deck being built

Cindy Larsen in 1991 on the construction site of their first home on Deer Clover Way.


By Hollen Wheeler; photos courtesy of Cindy and Stew Larsen




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