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Wayne La Douceur

1956 - 2019

Wayne La Douceur, 62, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019 after a lengthy battle with cancer.  Born in Niagara Falls, NY he was the son of Paul J. La Douceur and Yolanda La Douceur. He graduated from LaSalle Sr. High School, and then went on to work in the water management field. On a trip to Colorado, Wayne fell in love with the mountains and decided he could never live anywhere else. Wayne settled in Evergreen, CO and raised his family there. Wayne was an incredibly loving, gentle, and patient father to Jeremy, Natalie and Jessica. He always encouraged his children to live a life of true faith and integrity. Wayne often spoke of the values he was raised with, especially the importance of family, friends and tradition.

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Wayne owned and operated Mountain Water Consulting in Evergreen, CO for many years. After the kids were grown, Wayne entered the corporate world and became a vice president at a company that installed and maintained municipal water systems throughout the Western US.

In 2009 Wayne married Sheri Beckford, and gained two step children, Will and Laurie. Wayne and Sheri enjoyed living in their mountain home, slow dancing in the living room, and creating a life together.

An avid hunter and fisherman, Wayne is listed in the Boone and Crocket record book for harvesting one of the largest Caribous ever taken during a trip to the Yukon in 2007. In addition to being a true outdoorsman, Wayne was a cowboy at heart, and couldn’t resist a good rodeo.

Wayne,  a former resident of Como, fell in love with the breathtaking beauty that is South Park, and became a resident for a time; he cherished the friendships that came out of his years in “the house with the big barn.” . You’d easily find him fishing Spinney and 11 Mile and thanking God for His creation.

Above all else, Wayne’s faith was paramount in his life, truly inspiring and a gift to all who loved him. Throughout his journey, he accepted God’s will, he spoke of God’s mercies, and he rejoiced in God’s blessings. Even as God called him home, Wayne had a peace that surpassed all understanding, the peace of true faith in Jesus Christ, and that is what Wayne wished to be remembered for.

He is survived by: his mother Yolanda, wife Sheri, brother Paul (David) daughters Jessica (Danny) and Natalie (Jake), step children Jeremy (Nicole), Will (Bridget) and Laurie, his grandchildren, Lyla Carmella, Angelica, Kaidan, Elliott, and Taralynn, and numerous cousins. Wayne is predeceased by his sister Patricia, father, Nono Jonah and Nona Carmella. He is preceded in death by his father Paul La Douceur.

donations can be made to the Wayne La Douceur Memorial Fund.


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  1. Jim Schul says:

    My sincere sympathy to Wayne’s family. Wayne and I grew up together in Niagara Falls as hunting and fishing buddies and later explored the outdoors in California together. GREAT guy and a GREAT friend. Always up for an adventure and always had a smile on his face. Wayne will be missed.

  2. mark LaDouceur says:

    Our Prayers and Love are with you

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