OBITUARY

Justin Dane Vanderpool

10 March, 198613 June, 2021
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Justin Dane Vanderpool, 35, passed away on June 13, 2021 in Dillon, Colorado, a place he loved to spend his time. Even though he left this world too soon, his humor and laughter were infectious to all of those around him. Justin loved to golf, especially the course at Plum Creek and South Surburban. In his younger years he was an amazing skier and spent time with his father in the mountains motorcycle riding and snowmobiling. Justin graduated high school from J K Mullen High School and college from the University of Northern Colorado. Justin played football and lacrosse both in high school and college. He went on to have many adventures including living out of state and amazing vacations with friends and family. Justin also enjoyed attending regular church services at Plum Creek Church. He was loved by so many people and will be missed deeply.

Justin is survived by his mother, Janice Vanderpool, his sister, Jessica Vanderpool, his brother-in-law, Colin Swanson, his beloved dogs Maui and Happy and lots of friends and family that loved him very much. He is predeceased by his father, John Vanderpool, and both maternal and paternal grandparents. Funeral services will be held at Plum Creek Church, 960 I-25, Castle Rock, CO 80104 on Wednesday, June 30th at 3 pm. Following the service will be a celebration of life gathering at the church with refreshments.

A memorial service will also be held at Battle Grove Cemetery, 531 E Pike St., Cynthiana, KY 41031 on Saturday, July 10th at 12 pm.

Justin will never be forgotten and we will love him forever.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Wednesday, 30 June , 2021

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Sharon Page

18 July 2021

Justin will be missed I loved him so much. He used to make me laugh when I would visit. He always made people feel comfortable . ❤💔

Kathleen Lyons

12 July 2021

Justin, you were always the brightest smile in a room. One of my favorite memories with you was walking on the Hill back in Boulder after a sorority date dash to a Rockies game. You drove down from Greeley just to go with me, and we had the best time. And then years later seeing Kings of Leon in the pouring rain. I asked if we should leave and you said there was nowhere else you’d rather be- your new Sperrys were completely ruined, but I believed you wholeheartedly. You are so loved, you gave so much of yourself to everyone else and left such a huge imprint on our lives. I’m glad your dad is in heaven with you, I know you’ll never be lonely and keep all the Saints laughing. Still miss you though buddy.

Matt S

30 June 2021

Justin- I could write a novel about our friendship and you’d quickly say it should become a TV show. I could share 100 photos but I can only upload one. You were a brother to me through the good and the bad in life. We were there for each other to get out of a sour mindset and also there to celebrate little victories along the way. I’ll miss the random YouTube songs you’d text me, your laugh, your handshakes, our inside jokes, and radical aspirations throughout the years. Love ya buddy. “Stella and Moe Host the Show”

David Lueneburg

22 June 2021

Justin was truly an unforgettable person. Nobody had a more contagious laugh, which I can still hear to this day. He could light up a room with his larger-than-life smile and those happy-go-lucky eyes. His brilliant sense of humor and the jokes we shared had me rolling. The trip to Italy will always remain as some of the best moments life has to offer. So many memories... could sit here for days and write about all the good times. Thank you, for being you.
I really appreciated that. For now, I'm going to miss you man... but we'll see each other again and looking forward to it.

Jordan Stone

18 June 2021

There are so many great memories to share with Justin, myself and countless other friends. But I’ll share the one from when I first really met him. We were in third grade at West Jeff Elementary in Conifer and for some reason, class size or something, we were both in the newly formed class. Well this required us to literally haul our desks full of school supplies from our in building classroom to the temporary building on the other side of the playground. Naturally, Justin and I paired up as we needed two sets of hands to carry the desks the distance. Even with the both of us we would still casually droop the desks now and then with the legs catching on the jagged asphalt and they’d fall out of our grip to the ground contents spilling everywhere. I was getting furious but everyone they spilled Justin would just let out his fresh Kentuckian belly laugh finding the whole thing absurd and hilarious and eventually I found the humor in it all too. We eventually got both of our desks over and after some admonishing from the teacher toward the both of us I knew I had a great new friend. Although he’d move at the end of the year we would reunite later at Mullen and even were teammates in lacrosse and football before we eventually got him on the wrestling team for a bit. We made plenty of memories outside of school as well. I’m really gonna miss you buddy. Rest easy. To the Vanderpools I am so sorry for your loss. Justin you’re a brother forever. His our picture from that third grade class. Look for the megawatt smile. That’s Justin.

Michael Mullen

18 June 2021

Very sad to hear about Justin's passing. I got to know Justin at the University of Northern Colorado through a mutual friend. Justin quickly became a friend of mine with his infectious laugh and friendly demeanor. He was truly a joy to be around. The best thing about Justin was how you could just tell he had a huge heart and genuinely cared about others. Condolences on your loss.

Judy Knight

17 June 2021

Jessica, I’m so sorry to hear about your handsome brother. Please know we are praying for you and your family as you learn to maneuver life without Justin.
My heart hurts for all of you. May you hold tight to all the wonderful memories you had as a family. Love, Judy Knight

Lori and Eric Kishel

17 June 2021

My husband and I although neighbors of the Vanderpool’s for four years never had the privilege of meeting Justin. At the time he was not living at home. I would occasionally see him visiting and throwing the ball for Stella. I do know however what a responsible and loving son he was especially after his Dad passed. He moved home to help his mom and was an incredible source of strength and support. Many of my texts from Janice have Justin’s name in them and the activities they had done together or ways in which Justin helped his grieving mom. From making dinner, to watching Happy ... shuttling her to and from doctor appointments and giving her a shoulder to cry on . Many times when Janice would go to the cemetery she would mention that Justin came with her. As many have written there are no words that can convey the devastation and enormity of your loss Janice. This cannot be happening to you and Jessica again. Praying for you both as you endure a loss no parent should ever experience. Love you, Lori and Eric

Travis Aluise

17 June 2021

It was a joy to be around Justin. He was truly one of a kind, and made life more enjoyable. He put a smile on everyone's face he came in contact with. There are no words...

Susie Horvath

17 June 2021

The memories… So so many memories. Baseball. The boys playing paintball. Halloween. I’m heartbroken. Prayers to you and the family. I can’t…. I have no words…😓

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