Sean Patrick Keller, 51, of Lakewood, Col., died Jan. 9, 2019.
Sean was born in Hillsdale, Mich., in August 1967 to Judy (Carpenter) Jones and Richard J. Keller.
As a young man, Sean worked at his grandfather’s excavation and paving company. In 2012 he relocated to Colorado and in 2014 he began working in road construction. On May 21, 2016, Sean married Valerie Hicks at Golden Gate State Park in Gilpin County, Col. They are both graduates of Morenci Area High School.
Sean loved nature and working in the outdoors. There was not a tree, animal or mountain that he did not appreciate. He was a voracious reader and enjoyed finishing the New York Times crossword puzzle on Sundays.
In addition to his wife, Sean is survived by a brother, Bill Draper; a sister, Laureen; an uncle, Fred Carpenter; a cousin, Dan Dear; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law John and Claudia Lark, Nathan and Gina Hicks, all of Michigan; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Brian and Laurie Westcoat, Todd and Paige Krause, all of Colorado.
Sean was preceded in death by his parents and his grandfather, Vaughan Keller.
A celebration of life is planned at 1 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Rockland Community Church in Golden, Col.
Donations are suggested to the Foothills Animal Shelter.