OBITUARY

Darren Anthony Townsend

June 7, 1973April 18, 2019

Darren entered into peace, no doubt accompanied by so many loving angels, after taking his own life on April 18, 2019 at the age of 45. Darren was known to many as a fun-loving smart ass who was often the life of the party. If you were in his circle, he was fierce in loving you and considered you to be family. His life was touched by so many, and he never could fully comprehend just how loved he was. In the end, he succumbed to his battle with mental health, which had plagued him throughout his life but had intensified over the last several months.

Darren is survived by his wife, Karen, who was his high school sweetheart; his daughter, Peyton (11); his parents, Sandra Seabolt and Ronald Townsend; his sister, Deanna Lavoie (Ken); his parents-in-law, Pamala Lee (Larry) and Duane Taylor (Barb); his siblings-in-law, Kristi Black (Stuart); Karla Carcamo; and Ricky Taylor (Ronda); 17 nieces and nephews; 2 great nieces and nephews; and countless friends, whom he considered to be family. Darren is preceded in death by his sister, Lynette Zuckerman.

Darren was born and raised in Colorado - a rare native! He and Karen would have celebrated 27 years of marriage this year in July. He worked as the Athletic Equipment Manager at the Colorado School of Mines, where he had worked for the past 15 years. Darren loved universities and enjoyed the pursuit of higher education. He held an undergraduate degree from Metropolitan State College; a graduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado; a graduate certificate from Kansas State University; and was in pursuit of another graduate program through the University of Denver and Arizona State University.

Darren will be greatly missed, and services to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, April 27th at 1:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 950 Plum Creek Blvd, Castle Rock, CO.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, April 27, 2019

Memories

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Your brothers in football, Players & Staff - Mines Football / Strength & Condition

April 29, 2019

Past and present, your presence, wit, humor & dedication will forever be in our hearts, minds & souls.....peace brother!

Lisa, Jose and the PAR Family

April 29, 2019

Karen and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. May you find strength and some peace as you go through this very difficult time.

The Colorado School of Mines Women's Soccer Team

April 29, 2019

With loving thoughts to comfort you during this time of sorrow.

Uncle Norman, Aunt Debbie, Carrie, David, Daniel, Hannah, Stephen, Spencer, Ashley, Camille and Hannah, Stephen, Spencer, Ashley, Camille and Spouses

April 29, 2019

Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you!

Peak View Dental

April 27, 2019

Thoughts and prayers.

Scott Dumboski, Courtney Wampler, Stevo Trpovski, Jason Alba

April 27, 2019

Our deepest sympathies for your families loss.

Tom and Sharon Pettit & Family

April 27, 2019

With our deepest sympathy.

Your family at A Wildflower Florist and Gifts

April 27, 2019

We are thinking of you, with love.

C & A Grinstead

April 27, 2019

Peace, love and healing grace be with you today, coming days in the quiet moments to come. We are always here for you all, not just today but always, you will forever be in our family.

Karen T-S & Mark

April 27, 2019

Karen, Peyton & Family, Sending much love!

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