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Brian Scott Gates

September 24, 1968 - March 18, 2017

Brian Scott Gates, son of Jerry L. and Bonda L. Gates, was born September 24, 1968, at Lampasas, Texas, a Ft Hood Army Brat, His death occurred March 18, 2017 in Thornton, Colorado, at the age of 48 years, 5 months, and 24 days.FB_IMG_1490046426074

Brian lived his early life in Russell, Kansas, moving to Colorado with his parents after high school graduation in 1986. Brian finished his career as the warehouse manager for Harvest Meat Company, Inc. where he made many friends.

He enjoyed a variety of activities over his short life including gardening, fishing, hunting, and camping with his two sons Stephan and Sean, as well playing with his beloved corgi, Butters.

Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bentley and Natalie Moody and Arthur and Marie Gates and Aunts and Uncle and several cousins.

Survivors include his son Stephan M. Gates, of Lakewood, Colorado, and his son Sean D Gates, and his wife Holly and children Dakota and Aaron of Colorado Springs, Colorado. His sister Dana Yost, and her husband Tony Yost of Lakewood, Colorado, and a number of other relatives including Aunts and Cousins and a host of friends all of who will miss him greatly.

Brian Gates, the world will shine less brightly without his infectious love to light it. He loved life so fully that he made those around him love life. He looked for the best in everything just to share the best with those he loved. His dreams and aspirations were to travel the world; to see and appreciate the beauty in the smallest things. His peace was sitting by a lake, with a line in the water, a beer in hand, and a beautiful view. His ability to make the world shine was nothing short of a miracle and we were blessed enough to have that. He would want everyone to celebrate his life; to see the smallest beauty in our own everyday lives, and to love. He would want us to explore the unknown and stretch our minds and our palates. He will forever be remembered for his quick wit, bold spirit, uncompromising humor, and undying love. Rest in peace.


6 Responses

  1. Jennifer Perry-Daly says:

    Brian loved his sons and I know they loved him.I remember when he first accompanied Stephan to Long View. His pride was evident as he talked about the kind of education his son deserved. And Stephan always had the highest respect for his dad.

  2. Andy Stephens says:

    Brian and have been friends for nearly thirty years.He was and always will be my fishing buddy,my drinking buddy, my smoking buddy,my trip to vegas buddy,My blowing up crap on the 4th buddy.I will miss you “G” for the rest of my life and every time I throw a second line in the water,it will be for you.I love you my Brother.May you be at Peace now my Old FRIEND.

  3. Michael Malone says:

    I am truly saddened by the loss of my brother. I grew up by his side, and he was always there for me when I needed a friend. I am so sorry I couldn’t be close by for the last few years of his life, my only hope is that he will be remembered for the truly wonderful, caring, and friendly person he was. I will miss you Brian, from the bottom of my heart.

  4. Chris Kemenesi says:

    I had the unique and awesome experience of getting to know Brian through through the untraditional medium of video games. He was witty, smart and thoughtful, providing a teenage me with much-needed lessons and perspective. He always challenged your thinking even if he agreed with you and it led to some deep and always entertaining conversations. I was also fortunate enough to have met him in person where he made me laugh even more than when we played video games online together. It’s clear to me, both his sons have taken many of the best aspects of his personality and live them out daily. His impact, because of this, will ripple through time in small unnoticeable but incredibly powerful ways. He was a good man with a big heart and a keen mind, something we find too little of in this world. My heart and prayers are with all of his family and friends, I hope to see you in our Lord’s eternal rest one day. Thank you for everything you have given me, especially, one of my best friends, your son, Stephan Gates. God bless you, Brian.

  5. Eric Folenta says:

    It’s sad to hear the unfortunate news. It was great to meet you even if it was only a couple times when I would come out from California to see Stephan. I still remember the BBQ we had in Breckenridge years ago. Great times and great fun! You were very welcoming and kind. Thanks for the hospitality and all that you’ve done even if it was small. Rest In Peace Mr. Gates!

  6. Scott Lucero says:

    My brother “B”, words escape me almost as fast as the tears roll down my face. The world lost a perfect Dad, Brother, Grandpa, Friend and person in general. I will never forget and I will always cherish the hours upon hours of the conversations that we had about everything books to music to movies to all the different things we seen over the span of our short lives. I will not even look at you beloved K.C.Chiefs again without thinking about you. Thanks for the memories brother, I will never forget you. Until we meet again in Heaven my brother.. Scott Lucero

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