02/16/2012 10:18 EST | Updated 04/17/2012 05:12 EDT

Harold Holmes, co-founder of Taco John's restaurants, dies of heart complications

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The co-founder of the Taco John's restaurant chain has died.

The Schrader Funeral Home in Cheyenne says Harold W. Holmes died Feb. 10 from heart complications at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. He was 92.

Holmes was born in Chariton, Iowa, on Nov. 14, 1919, and grew up in the Cheyenne area.

He undertook a wide range of business ventures that included selling furniture, operating a diaper service and manufacturing campers.

In 1969, he and his wife started Taco John's International with another husband-wife team in Cheyenne. Taco John's now has more than 400 restaurants in Wyoming and 24 other states.