OBITUARY

Michael Gary Pickett

October 25, 1975April 23, 2021

Michael Gary Pickett passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021 at his home. He was 45.

Michael was born on October 25, 1975 in Longmont, Colorado to Gary and Lee (Senseney) Pickett. He grew up in Longmont and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America for several years.

Michael graduated from Niwot High School in 1994 and attended Metro State University before moving to Arizona to attend Arizona State University.

Michael loved to travel. He studied in Salamanca, Spain for a summer semester while attending MSU. He also travelled to Paris, London and Amsterdam, as well as many cities in the U.S.

Michael moved to Orlando, Florida in 2004 and made many friends and lasting relationships during that time. He moved back to Longmont with his parents in 2011 after “nephew #2” was born.

Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ralph Senseney and paternal grandparents Wayne and LaVerna Pickett, and uncle Sam Senseney.

He is survived by his parents, Gary and Lee Pickett, sister and brother-in-law, Michelle and Dean Gomez, “Nephew #1”, Grayson Gomez, “Nephew #2” Kendrick Gomez (Longmont, CO), maternal grandmother, Maribelle Senseney (Longmont, CO), uncle Jim Pickett (Fort Collins, CO), aunt and uncle, Val and Frank Guccione (Canyon City, CO), uncle and aunt, Bill and Deb Senseney (Orchard, CO), aunt Randee Senseney (Marietta, GA), best friend and soulmate, Tom Damico (Tampa, FL), numerous cousins and so many friends that loved him.

There will be a celebration of life for Michael on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Thompson Park, 420 Bross Street Longmont, CO 80501.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous or the Longmont Humane Society.

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Cat Hansen

April 29, 2021

I love Michael. He has the best smile he gave the best hugs and he was so kind. I’m so sorry to the family and all his friends

Heidi Sobecki

April 29, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Michael in Naples at Red Lobster, he was a joy to be around and I remember fondly the time we spent together. Rest in peace my friend.

Dale P

April 28, 2021

Sigh. I am so sorry for your loss Picketts.
Rest in Peace, Michael.
God, please bless Michaels family
keep them strong

Marilyn Lux

April 28, 2021

Dearest Pickett Family,

Your son Michael had many BFF’s, and I feel lucky to have been called one.
I meet your son at TGIFRIDAYS where we worked together for a few years. He became one of my dearest and sweetest friends ever.
Michael was always there for me and I for him when we needed anything. We would meet at a park and ride and I would drive us either to lunch’s, dr visits, the mall, my daughter’s because she had just lost a baby, you name it we probably talked about it or did a lot of what we talked about.
We had great conversations just about anything.
When you his father had gotten cancer, he was so scared and sad that you were not going to make it. He was so relieved that you did.
To his mother. He worried about you as well. You at one point taking on two jobs to support the family and how proud how was of you but how exhausted you were.
Michael loved his Nephews so very much. I remember times. Would hang at your home with him while he was watching one or both of them. He would have done anything for those boys.
When I was sick, he never hesitated to either offer to drive me or meet me at doctors or the hospital and would go into the er rooms with me and wait.
When we would go to Chili’s for lunch he would always make sure his parents would have dinner and bring them home something to eat from there or go to the store to buy supplies to cook for them.
I remember the times he would show me a ring he had bought and asked if I thought it was good enough to ask Tom to marry him but never had the chance.
I’m just sorry I wasn’t there for him later. Damn virus.
Michael never stopped thinking of others before himself.
Michael was a protector, comforter, he was sympathetic, loving, caring, and most unselfish. The list could go on and on.
Love Marilyn

Most of all, Michael loved his family first and foremost.
Your son Michael will truly be missed by ALL those whose life’s he touched. I will miss him more than words can describe.

Michael Montanez

April 28, 2021

Condolences to your family, anyone that knows you knows they meant the absolute world to you. We were bffs for a while in Arizona - I visited you in Florida and you were the first person to ever take me to Disney World - which is a HUGE deal! The best memory of that trip was visiting your parents at their retirement home and playing with their awesome little Pekingese dog and have a funny lunch in the clubhouse with them. I adored your parents as much as I adored you.

When you moved back to Colorado we lost touch then like so many people just became those happy birthday folks on Facebook. We got to reconnect over lunch a few years ago in Denver and I will cherish that time with you forever. You told me about your struggles and I just let you know I loved you and would forever. I’m sorry now we didn’t keep track of one another but it seems our lives just had different paths - thank you for being such a wonderful funny friend. I’ll see you on the other side. ❤️🌈

Beth Hoobler

April 28, 2021

To Mike's family: I was so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Gone far too young. I have so many fond memories of him. From confirmation at First Lutheran to jr high and high school to working together every weekend at Village Inn. He bought me my first diamond ring and I still have it. I will never forget the Christmas he gave it to me. He was so thoughtful and kind. We spent hours studying for Mr. Underwood's College English tests and the laughing and fun we had will never leave me. My prayers, thoughts, and condolences to you as you navigate life without him. He will leave a void, I'm sure.

Kristen Betz

April 27, 2021

Mike, where do I begin with you? When you arrived at STA we were instantly drawn in to one another like bffs. Our personalities bounced off one another so well. Oh how we giggled and laughed! You were hilarious and charming. I loved working the help desk with you and spending a work week with you in Los Angeles. You left for Florida, then I left for Paris and we connected one time between that. Life took over then we were simply friends on Facebook, leaving birthday messages as our days were one after the other, mine the 24th, yours the 25th. The connection always remained. Then you called me in September 2019, and I have cherished that phone call, and I certainly always will forever. You felt you owed me an amends. I never ever felt you owed me any apologies dear friend. But, I let you do that so that you could heal on your sober journey. I appreciated your amends, I appreciated you. I should’ve kept better in touch since that chat, but I took it for granted you’d always be there, my almost birthday date twin, leaving each other little notes in French. I never expected to see the day you passed away from this life so so young. I hope you have no pain nor struggle. I hope you’re at peace. I miss you. I’ve missed you since you left AZ. I miss you more now that I know I’ll never see you in this lifetime again. Sending all my love and hugs to your family and friends. You impacted so many of us! I’m dedicating my first full marathon medal to you in your honor. I’ll send your family the medal after I cross the finish line in January 2022. Rest In Peace my friend, mon ami. ~Kristen

Tonimarie Salvi

April 27, 2021

Michael, I'm deeply saddened to hear of your passing. From the moment you walked into Academy Bank, I knew you were a force to be reckoned with! Your charm and charisma were the very reasons I hired you. I'm going to miss you more than words can express. My deepest and most heartfelt condolences go out to your family. The world was a better place because you were in it. Rest easy my friend. I will always carry the memories with me. You were a great human.

Sabrina Broderick

April 27, 2021

There are no words for how sad I am to hear of Mike’s passing. He was one my most cherished friends from high school and early college. He was witty, wonderful and loving to all. I will forever be grateful for the many memories I have with him...of hanging out, traveling to Arizona together, telling jokes, playing bingo and visiting about young people challenges. He was one of the most generous people I’ve ever met and always made me feel like the most important person in the room. I will always hear his infectious laugh and remember his silly self. He will be a part of my heart always.

I love you, Mike.

My deepest condolences and love to all.

Minnie Hodge

April 27, 2021

I was so sorry to learn of your passing, your smile was infectious and would light up the whole room. You were so much fun to work with. My condolences to your family. RIP Michael ❤

FROM THE FAMILY