Vernon V. Golden 1912-1989 – Vernon Verle Golden loved music and medicine. But it was in business where Golden really shined. Born in Longmont in 1912, Golden played the saxophone at Longmont High School and later in the Joe Cook Orchestra and in the Jitney Band.

After graduating from the Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Golden and his wife Marjorie moved to Mississippi, where he worked for the Department of Agriculture.

Upon joining the department, Golden immediately asked for a transfer to Colorado, but he was not able to come home until 1947, when he took a leave of absence to help his ill father run the family business.

When Dr. Golden joined his father in business, he added a ready-mix concrete plant to the successful moving and storage company his father had built. The plant was the beginning of Golden’s Companies as they are today. He retired from the company in 1980.

Dr. Golden died in a Longmont nursing home on Sept. 16, 1989.