Cody Colvin Kennedy
April 28, 1994 – October 29, 2018
Cody Colvin Kennedy, beloved son, brother, and friend passed away on October 29, 2018 in Thornton, CO. He was born on April 28, 1994 in Long Beach, CA to Jennifer Lyn Colvin and James Dale Kennedy. He was 24. He is survived by his mother, Jennifer Colvin and her partner Robert Palmer, of Erie, CO; his sister, Cayla Kennedy, of Logan, UT; his father Jim Kennedy, of Corona, CA; his best friend Mark Booco of Littleton, CO; and many friends and extended family.
Cody grew up in Erie, CO and attended schools in Boulder, CO. He graduated from Fairview High School in 2012. He also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology with a concentration in Computer Science and a Math minor from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2017. He was pursuing a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering at George Washington University.
Cody was an Eagle Scout with Troop 78 and loved his job at Raytheon in Aurora, CO. He previously worked at Level 3 Communications, and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Denver, CO. He had many hobbies including winemaking, skiing, attending concerts, camping, hiking, backpacking, Legend of Zelda and video games. He was a varsity wrestler in high school and played saxophone in the marching band. He bought his own home at age 23, he had just started hiking 14ers, and he and his best friend built a drone from scratch as their senior project.
He traveled all over the US by car and train, as well as to Mexico to build houses for the homeless when he was 10 and 11 with his family. Other family trips included France, England, Belgium, Netherlands, Scotland, and Ireland. He loved his trips with Scouts to learn to sail in Florida, canoe in Canada and Yellowstone, etc. In high school, he took a trip with the band to Florida where they marched down Main Street at Disney World. He became a first responder while in college and carried his emergency kit with him everywhere. He was brilliant and taught himself to transpose music for other instruments like the Ocarina. His dream job was working for Tesla someday.
His decision to take his own life, a life of so much accomplishment and promise, was completely unexpected and shocked everyone who knew him as we were all looking forward to the amazing bright future we all knew he would have.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Waneka Lake pavilions in Lafayette, CO. A private burial will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, CA, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a scholarship fund the family is establishing for students with ADHD in Cody’s honor. Details can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/xkv3s3-memorial-scholarship-fund
- Celebration of Life Saturday, November 10, 2018
Cody Colvin Kennedy
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