RIP: Mary Beth Jenkins ­founded The Laramie Co. in 1992. She pass­ed away on June 26.

Longtime Glendale Chamber member, Park Hill resident, and founder of commercial real estate agency The Laramie Company, Mary Beth Jenkins passed away on June 26, 2023, at the age of 66. She was surrounded by loved ones including her husband and children.

“I will always remember Mary Beth’s contributions to the City of Glendale and how she was continually willing to help fellow Chamber members,” said Glendale Chamber COO Jeff Allen. “We extend our deepest condolences to Bill and her children.”

Jenkins was known for some major projects in her 31 years in the industry including Denver’s McGregor Square and the redevelopment of the old Westminster Mall site. “Mary Beth Jenkins was way more than a broker,” said Dick Monfort, owner of the Colorado Rockies and developer of McGregor Square, in a statement. “I considered her a partner and our visionary.”

Her experience also included retail and lifestyle projects, including The Shops at Northfield, Southlands, and the Westminster Promenade. Jenkins was also involved in resort retail, working in Vail, Snowmass Village, and Silverthorne.

Jenkins also served as the owner and managing partner of beef ranch The Laramie Cattle Co., and was a member of the National Western Stock Show Association.

Jenkins is survived by her husband Bill, her daughters Selby and Haley, and three siblings.

A memorial service and reception was held on July 22, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. All donations are requested to be made to the National Western Stock Show’s Women in Agriculture campaign.