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Christopher Michael Gibbs

July 22, 1984 ~ January 7, 2021 (age 36)


Christopher “Chris” Michael Gibbs, a.k.a. Critifer, Christina Lulubelle, Christabel, Christina, and Knot Head, age 36, passed at Denver Health on January 7, 2021 after suffering major injuries from a car accident on December 29, 2020. 

Chris was born on July 22, 1984 in Aurora Colorado and lived in Colorado for most of his life.  Chris’ passion was creating artistic and memorable tattoos, drawings, paintings in all mediums, and yes, crocheting blankets and toy animals for children.   He wanted to donate a 4’x8’ painting that he made of turtles under the sea to the Children’s Hospital in Aurora but did not have the opportunity.  Chris’ mom Laura and step-dad Marty will be donating it for Chris in his name.  Chris also enjoyed riding motorcycles and dirt bikes, camping, fishing (pretending to catch fish-it’s a funny story), and spending time with his girlfriend Kim, his friends and family, and his dog Xerxes. 

Our hearts are truly broken and we will all miss his warm hugs and laugh.

Chris is survived by his mother, Laura Thorpe; Father, Rick Gibbs; Step-Father, Marty Thorpe; Daughter, Willow Knutson; Girlfriend, Kimberly Green; Siblings, Scott Harsch, Shelby Gibbs, Randy Thorpe and Ryan Thorpe; Cousins, Brianna Keighin, Jesse Keighin, Brooke Mele, Faith Mele, Sarah Gibbs, Vicki Gibbs. Stuart Gibbs, Wes Gibbs Jr, Michelle Gibbs and David Gibbs; Grandparents, Mary Brown and Curt Harsch; Aunts, Tracy Harsch and Sherii Mele; and his Dog Xerxes.

Chris is proceeded in death by his Uncles, Wesley Gibbs and Jeff Gibbs; and his Grandparents Elly Gibbs and Bud Gibbs.

Please, see below for service information. 

If you are able, a GoFundMe account has been created for those who would like to contribute. This memorial fund will help to provide financial assistance to Chris' Family. To donate please go to: 


January 14, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Horan & McConaty - Aurora
11150 East Dartmouth Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014

Funeral Service
January 15, 2021

1:00 PM
Horan & McConaty - Aurora
11150 East Dartmouth Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014

Graveside Service
January 15, 2021

2:45 PM
Fairmount Cemetery
430 S Quebec St, Denver, CO 80247
Denver, CO 80247

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