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John David Keen

June 27, 1972 June 28, 2019
John David Keen
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Obituary for John David Keen

John David Keen was born on June 27, 1972 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He and his twin brother, Aaron, were the only children of their parents, Jim and Anita Keen. John lived a happy and wonderful childhood in Wyoming. He lived the first eighteen years of his life in the state and he took great pride in his heritage. The friends he made in Kemmerer, Powell, and Cheyenne remained a part of his life into adulthood.

John grew up very passionate about sports and competition. He started wrestling as a five year old in Kemmerer, Wyoming. In 1990, he won the state championship as a heavyweight wrestler at Cheyenne East High School. In addition, John was an all-state football player in high school as a Tight End and Defensive End. John continued his athletic career at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a four-year letterman in football and the only player in school history to be named all conference as an offensive and defensive player.

John graduated from Cheyenne East High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1990. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1994. He taught and coached at Lafayette High School in Wildwood, Missouri for five years. In 2000, John made the decision to go back to school and pursue a law career. John completed his law degree from the University of Missouri in 2002. John was an associate at Lashly & Baer, P. C. in St. Louis, Missouri for six years. In 2008, he moved with his family to the Denver area and joined Gordon & Rees, Scully Mansukhani, LLP as Senior Counsel. John’s career thrived as an employment counselor and litigator, fueling his path to partnership.

John met the love of his life, Carrie Andert in 1999. John and Carrie married on August 3, 2002 and have three beautiful daughters. John was an amazing husband and father. All his girls adored him, and as he said, his girls were the ‘light of his life.’ John and Carrie enjoyed hanging out with friends, taking ‘sunset walks,’ and being with their kids. He loved watching/talking sports, gardening, visiting local breweries, and making his family ‘Swedish pancakes’ while watching College Game Day; but his favorite hobby by far was watching his girls play sports.

John was truly a great son, husband, father and friend. Genuine and loyal, he gave of himself freely, putting the needs of others before his own. John got the most out of life by being present in every moment, cherishing time with his family and close friends, and enjoying the diverse experiences of life. He never turned down an opportunity to meet up with a friend, catch a concert, watch a game, or explore something new. John’s life was filled with joy and much laughter. He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "The Keen Donation Fund" and sent to:
Ellis Family Services
C/O Carrie Keen
13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

1

Jul

5:00 PM 7/1/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/1/2019 8:00:00 PM
The Chapel at Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

Visitation and time of remembrance.

The Chapel at Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Service

Tuesday

2

Jul

10:30 AM 7/2/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church

9905 Foothills Canyon Boulevard
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Funeral Mass.

St. Mark Catholic Church
9905 Foothills Canyon Boulevard Highlands Ranch 80129 CO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Seven Stones at Chatfield Final Resting Place

9635 North Rampart Range Road
Littleton, CO 80125

9635 North Rampart Range Road Littleton 80125 CO
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Keen Donation Fund

Ellis Family Services - C/O Carrie Keen
13436 W. Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127
Please make checks payable to The Keen Donation Fund, thank you.
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