Clifton "Kayo" Folsom
1953 - 2021
{ "" }
Share
Share Clifton's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Clifton "Kayo" Wade Folsom was born Aug. 5, 1953 to Melvina and Stan Folsom. Homesteading in old-time Durango, Kayo developed a strong sense of family and work ethic, as well as a love for the outdoors. A true cowboy, this old-fashioned lifestyle and multigenerational connection to Durango was ingrained in his heart.

He graduated from Durango High School, and had an impressive sales career at Sears before jumping into his lifetime work in the sweets industry, as Vice President at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for 16 years. He followed that with a booming partnership and presidency franchising Fuzziwig's Candy Factory worldwide - as far as Dubai. He met Peggy Folsom in 1994, and the happy couple blended their family of six kids: Kevin, Scott, Austin, Hayden, Paige, and Kennady. Together, they launched Fuzziwig's Candy Factory of Durango in 2004 and, with a lot of hard work and dedication, enjoyed a successful franchise business for many years, supporting and employing many youth in the community.

Engaged in many activities throughout his life, Kayo was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed exploring the wilderness around his home - dirt biking, rafting, and hunting with his family and friends. He was truly a Viking at heart. When he wasn't recreating outdoors with friends and family, he enjoyed lifting weights at the gym. He participated religiously in Bible Study and Master's Men Group where he mentored many lost souls - young and old - guiding those in need through times of trouble and hardship.

Kayo enjoyed his 3 grandchildren, and he felt blessed to have had the opportunity to create so many memories in the last several years, skiing, biking, and exploring together.

He battled Kidney Cancer for two years, and put up a strong fight; he ultimately succumbed on January 29, 2021 at 9:44pm at home surrounded by family. His namesake lives on in his son Kevin, daughter-in-law Felicia, grandsons Scott and James, and his three sisters: Veronica, Debbie, and Wilma. And he is survived by his wife Peggy, daughter Annie, stepchildren Austin, Hayden, Kennady, Paige and granddaughter Lily.

Due to Covid, a mask-required service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:30am at The River Church, 860 Plymouth Ave., Durango. If you would like to participate virtually, the service will be broadcast through Google Meet (see Hood Mortuary website for link to join). We ask you to celebrate the incredible life Kayo lived by getting outdoors with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Master's Men of Durango, mastersmencolorado@gmail.com - an organization near and dear to Kayo's heart.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Pine River Times on Feb. 1, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
FEB
6
Service
10:30 AM
FEB
6
Service
10:30 AM
Funeral services provided by
Order by phone: (866) 764-7853
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by Hood Mortuary - Durango
Not sure what to say?
View Printed Guest Book
17 entries
February 12, 2021
He shot me in the rear end with a Beebee gun. He was mischievous but kind and loved to laugh.
Sandra Conway
Family
February 8, 2021
our deepest sympathies to the folsom family. we are so sorry for your loss. he was a good friend back in the good ole' days. he will be missed and remembered, always. john and lauren hartley
lauren hartley
Classmate
February 7, 2021
Oh Kayo, so many years have passed. So many memories. May you RIP.
Melinda Ice
Friend
February 5, 2021
Sympathy to the Folsom family.. Kayo touched so many lives and he will be missed by all of us. Chuck and Kaloma Huntley (cousins)

Charles and Kaloma Huntley
Family
February 3, 2021
Eternal Friendship Remembrance Bouquet - VASE INCLUDED
Send Flowers and Gifts
Sympathy Gift courtesy of
Phil and Laura McCrory
February 3, 2021
Heartfelt Condolences Arrangement- BASKET INCLUDED
Send Flowers and Gifts
Sympathy Gift courtesy of
Reno Sparks Scheels of Nevada
February 3, 2021
A great brother in Christ. He had a postive impact for Christ whever he went.
Alan and Kathy Toles
Friend
February 3, 2021
The Spathiphyllum Plant
Send Flowers and Gifts
Sympathy Gift courtesy of
Your Family at Fargo Scheels
February 2, 2021
Eternal Friendship Remembrance Bouquet - VASE INCLUDED
Send Flowers and Gifts
Sympathy Gift courtesy of
Diane and Terry Hahn
February 2, 2021
He was a Great Friend teacher and my voice being a man of God he is....
Mark Allen
Friend
February 2, 2021
Peggy,
Sending you Light & Love, you and family are in our prayers.
Marty & Marc
Marc & Marty Goldfarb
Friend
February 2, 2021
I am so heartbroken to see this, sending all my love to you Peggy. Kayo was a great person, full of compassion, thoughtfulness, and kindness. The world is a sadder place without him. I hope your memories of him bring you some joy in this dark time, I know they are helping me. Sending you lots of light, Kim Cox
Kimberly Cox
Friend
February 1, 2021
RIP Kayo... The morning weekend workouts at 24/7 Fitness won't be the same without your great advice. I admired your fortitude coming to the gym when the illness hit your hard. For that alone, you are an inspiration. Glad to have know you my friend.
May Kayo's memory be a blessing to his family and all who knew him.
Sleep well in peace, Shelly Perlmutter
Shelly Perlmutter
Friend
February 1, 2021
Peggy, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending loving hugs.
Phil and Laura McCrory
Friend
February 1, 2021
Kayo was a lifetime friend, but more like a brother. During the years we created many memories that I will cherish. He was a true friend, I will miss our conversations on everyday life and business. Rest in peace my friend, til we meet again. I love you.
Philip McCrory
Friend
February 1, 2021
Peggy - Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Kayo. You are in our thoughts.
Dorothy and Bill Tarpley
February 1, 2021
You are in my thoughts and prayers! God Bless! Take care of yourself!
Kerry Hill
Friend
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences