Steven Andrew Edwards, age 33, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2023. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, Colorado in the class of 2008. He spent many years working in different areas within the Customer Service industry.
His birth announcement upon his debut on June 6, 1990 read “’Oh Boy! A Brand New Production…’” Little did anyone know just how spectacular of a production it would be.
In the early years, Steve found his way into the theater. He began as a spectator at his first ever show of “A Christmas Carol” at the Denver Center Theater Company, only to find himself a few years later on stage as part of the cast of that very show. He also participated in numerous school productions all the way from elementary school through high school, including a show-stopping performance as “The Modern Major General” in “Pirates of Penzance.” He also participated in choir and stage tech, all part of his love and admiration of the theater, which his mom instilled in him.
Steve reached the rank of Eagle Scout and as part of the requirement to get to this rank, his Eagle project recognized our veterans and developed a system to locate and honor veterans buried outside of the military section of Fairmount cemetery in Denver, CO. He spent many years working at the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch in Elbert, Colorado. While there, he became a highly skilled shooting sports instructor and taught countless youth how to shoot shotgun, rifle and archery while also teaching them valuable life skills. He had two favorite holidays that were complete polar opposites. In the springtime, he would spread the luck of the Irish around Denver by taking on the moniker of Steven Thomas Kirkpatrick while galivanting around dressed as a leprechaun. In the fall, he would tune in to his macabre side and embrace Halloween by imagineering and “executing” the biggest trick-or-treat haunted house the neighborhood had ever seen. He was a die-hard Avalanche fan and spent countless hours rooting for the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Mammoth. Through all these things, he forged countless friendships and bonds with people from every walk of life and corner of the world, as evidenced by the tributes and stories that have been shared.
Steve was a kind, caring, gentle soul who would put the needs of someone else before his own without question or expectation of any acknowledgement or reciprocation. He was also funny, witty, sarcastic, punny and had an arsenal of Dad jokes that gave his own dad a run for his money. He also never passed up an opportunity to give his sister a hard time (usually about her height), but always did so with a laugh, a smile and hug.
He is survived by his parents, Gary and Anita Edwards of Dalhart, TX, sister Cindy Edwards and her partner Ben Gussick of Orlando FL, Aunt Darla and Uncle Clint Simmons of Dalhart, TX, Aunt Debbie Branstine and husband Matt of Dumas Texas, Aunt Randi Hill and husband Waylon of Perryton, TX, Uncle Karl Richardson of Dumas, TX, Uncle David Edwards and wife Raelene of Wheat Ridge, CO, and many, many cousins, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raymond and Marylou Edwards and Loyd and Lois Richardson and his uncle, Dale Richardson.
His loss is one that reverberates, and he will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to cross paths with him. He enriched the lives of all who knew him. Let his final messages to you be “With you my friends, I am there” and “In love and memory, nothing is lost.”
The family would like to extend an invitation, for those who wish, to consider making a contribution to the charity of their choice in Steven's name and memory.
A service honoring Steven's life will take place on Saturday, October 14th at 2:00pm at Horan and McConaty Family Chapel located at 11150 East Dartmouth Avenue, Aurora, CO 80014.