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Benjamin Jeffrey Brant

May 5, 1951 - April 4, 2021

Benjamin Jeffrey Brant, known as Jeff to most friends and family, passed away on Easter Sunday April 4, 2021. Jeff was one month shy of 70. Originally from Kokomo, Indiana, Jeff and his wife Sally moved to Colorado in 1975, and have called Evergreen home for 45 years. Jeff earned a B.S. in agriculture from the University of Arizona with a major in environmental design and landscape architecture. He also earned a Master of Science in Regional and Urban Planning from the University of Colorado.  

Jeff had a brilliant, innovative and creative mind. As a visionary, Jeff’s life’s work was focused on sustainable farming, renewable energy, and clean water. He worked for the National Park service for a short time then spent the majority of his time as an entrepreneur trying to the  “nudge the world in a better direction.”

Jeff was an amazing, joyful, charismatic and loving man. He loved the outdoors and made sure the birds were fed each day.  Other loves were cross-country skiing, mountain biking and taking daily walks with Sally.  He loved music, and played both bass and guitar. He loved and adored his wife and two sons. Jeff’s grandchildren held a particularly special place in his heart and he made every effort to be a part of each school assembly, show, music recital, or sports game. 

May his legacy live on and not be forgotten. All the thousands of prayers and messages made such a difference to all of us- thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.” -Kate McGahan

We love you Dad and may you rest in eternal peace. Jeff is survived by his wife Sally, sons Beau and Taylor, and three grandchildren, Nolan, Clara, and Pearson.

 

 

 


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  1. Verlin Schock says:

    Dearest Sally and Family.
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you. We pray that you will feel the love and prayers we send. I know God is with you, He will never leave you and His love is forever. You will never know how deeply sorry we are for your loss.
    Love always. Irene and Verlin and Family

  2. Adam Travis says:

    Dear Sally ( Mrs. Brant to me)
    You thoughts and prayers have been with me and my family all these years. Know that we are praying for you and yourfamily and that you will experience God’s grace and peace during this difficult time.
    Love,
    Adam and Jennifer Travis

  3. Kathleen, Forrest Chiras says:

    Sally, Beau,Taylor and grandkids,

    It is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences for your loss. Jeff and I shared a love of music and environmental things that went over decades. He was a wonderful person and we will all miss him deeply.

    Sally, please stop by the house anytime you feel lonely or need a hug.

    Love to all of you,
    Kathleen

  4. Rosanna Patrona-Aurand says:

    Sally, I was so distressed to hear of your loss. I am sure your husband was a wonderful man and I hope you see glimpses of his personality in your children and grandchildren. Hugs, Rosanna Patrona-Aurand (Jason Modlich’s aunt).

  5. Richard Story says:

    My very sincere condolences to Jeff’s family. As a business colleague, Jeff was deeply admired and will be sorely missed. As a friend, his example will continue to guide me. It was a pleasure to know him and an honor to work with him on several of his innovative projects intended to advance solutions related to food, energy, waste, water and I’m probably leaving something else out. His ideas were amazing and his gentle and quiet demeanor were always welcome in every group he got involved in, which were many. My very best wishes and prayers for the family and many friends he leaves behind.

  6. Jervis & Diana Webb says:

    Sally and family:

    We are saddened to hear of your loss.

    Eric, your Burt Lake neighbor, let us know of Jeff’s passing.

    Please accept our sympathy, we think of your Burt Lake family, Fritz, Jane, Rick, Susan, Sally and families each summer with very fond summer memories!

    Jervis and Diana Webb

  7. Mike Stasch says:

    A amazing guy, although I have known him a short time he made my days better, especially when he had a Toblerone chocolate bar in his hand for me.
    Blessings and healing to Sally and family!

  8. Susan Ahlquist says:

    Dearest Friends and Loved Ones,
    As Sally’s sister, I’d like you to know that in lieu of flowers the family would appreciate giving to the following:
    Peruvian Hearts
    peruvianhearts.org
    24918 Genesee Trail Road
    Golden 80401
    or
    Evergreen Christian Outreach. (ECho)
    Box 1515
    Evergreen, 80439
    or
    Red Rocks Church

    We thank you for all your love and support.
    Our family will never be the same without Uncle Jeff.

  9. Susan D says:

    All of my heartfelt sympathies to the Brant family. I have had the pleasure of being a neighbor to Jeff and Sally and the privilege of becoming a friend. Jeff was always friendly and smiling, helpful and kind. He will be greatly missed as a friend to me and to our community. Wishing peace and love to those who will carry on his legacy and memory.

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