Date of BirthNovember 20, 1988

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Date of PassingMay 10, 2018

Lucas Robert Lile

from Boulder, Colorado, United States

It is with great sadness that we tell of the tragic death of our son, Lucas Robert Lile, at the young age of 29 on May 10, 2018. He passed away of a fatal heart attack while working on the mountain trails that he loved so well with Boulder County Parks and Open Space. 

Lucas was a true mountain man of robust health with no previous indications of any illness or weakness.  His passing is of tremendous shock to his family and all who knew him and will be sorely missed for years to come.  His life was filled with travels, adventures, life trials, love and passion and unique humor for his various interests and always seeking new paths of meaning and fulfillment as he went about his daily life. His working career included many tough jobs (i.e. journeyman installing structural steel, lumberjack for tree eradicating company, herding and branding cattle, environmental charcoal processing company, bartender/bouncer, waiter, cement structural foundations for swimming pools, solar panel installation and even spending a year with the French Foreign Legion in France earning his Kappe Blanc. 

To honor Lucas and celebrate his life the family is having a memorial gathering at the Boulder American Legion Post 10 on Hwy 32 (north Boulder) on May 19, 2018, at 2:00 - 5:00.  Lucas loved getting together with friends and relatives and sharing stories as well as hearing their stories. All will be welcomed to share their memories as well.

Celebration of Life Details:

2:00 - 5:00 pm
May 19, 2018
American Legion Post 10, 4760 28th St, Boulder, Colorado
Details: Lucas loved getting together with friends and relatives and sharing stories as well as hearing their stories. All will be welcomed to share their memories as well.

Celebration of Life Details

Celebration of Life Details:

2:00 - 5:00 pm
May 19, 2018
American Legion Post 10, 4760 28th St, Boulder, Colorado
Details: Lucas loved getting together with friends and relatives and sharing stories as well as hearing their stories. All will be welcomed to share their memories as well.
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    Reply Eric Dillon / May 19, 2018

    Lucas was one of my best friends in elementary school and my partner in crime at the YMCA after school program. We only crossed paths occasionally after grade school, but it was always a pleasure to catch up with him. He was a source of positivity and amusement, and the world is less without him.

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    Reply Joe Dempsey IV / May 19, 2018

    So many memories over the last ±23 years with Lucas and every one of them involves something he did or said that made everyone laugh followed by him making eye contact with that big smile that always rode up one side of his face more than the other.

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    Reply Amy Winters / May 18, 2018

    I am deeply saddened and shocked over Lucas’ sudden and so unexpected passing. Being a good friend of my son, Eric, during their growing up years, I had the privilege of knowing Lucas over the course of birthday parties and boyhood get togethers. Lucas was also the brave soul who so kindly and graciously took care of my son’s pet snake for an entire semester while we lived abroad! Not a task most would be up for! I remember Lucas as such a thoughtful, kind and fun-loving person. My heart truly goes out to all of his family at this most difficult time.

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    Reply Lori Dempsey / May 18, 2018

    Lucas was a quiet, sweet, gentle giant, with a soul too big to stay of this earth. Lucas was a gift to all that knew and loved him. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this time. Lori & Joe Dempsey

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    Reply Dan Spencer / May 15, 2018

    All the members of Lucinda Spencer's family are heartbroken to learn of Lucas's recent death -- it is truly incomprehensible to us how such an outstanding, kind and robust young man can be taken from our midst. We only met Lucas once, but he made a lasting impression on us. Lucas was with our sister, Lucinda Spencer, when she was struck by a tree toppled in high winds as they sat together sharing a cup of coffee in Louisville, where Lucas was helping Lucinda move into her new apartment. Lucas called 911, and then held Lucinda, comforting her until the paramedics arrived. Lucinda later passed away from her injuries, and Lucas met with us -- her 5 siblings -- to comfort us and tell us about those last moments he shared with our sister. We will always be so grateful to Lucas for the way he held and comforted our sister in her last moments, and we extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family as you now mourn your amazing son. We are so saddened by your loss. Dan, Sue, Martha, Stuart and Amanda Spencer