Chris Alan Truax

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Chris Alan Truax, age 67, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, in Aurora, Colo. He passed away in the presence of his son and close friends. Chris was born Aug. 13, 1952, in Wichita, Kan., to William Truax and Lillian Powell.
Chris grew up in Wichita before his family moved to Colorado in the mid-1960s. Chris attended Golden High School, where he was an active athlete, playing football, baseball and basketball. After graduating Golden High School in 1970, Chris attended Colorado State University, where he studied business administration.
His career started at the Coors Brewery in Golden, Colo. Later, he became a distributor representative for Adolph Coors Company as well as a sales executive for AT&T, Lucent Technologies and AG Communications Systems that moved Chris around the United States. Chris returned to and settled in Colorado in 1991.
Chris was an advocate for wildlife and the outdoors. A lifelong avid hunter and angler, Chris was committed to the conservation of the outdoors for wildlife habitat. Through his love of hunting also came a deep passion for firearms. He enjoyed shooting handguns, rifles and shotguns with family and friends.
Chris was a devoted sports fan. His team was any Denver sports team, but especially the Denver Broncos. He would be able to tell stories of games from years prior and remember vivid details as if they were yesterday.
Chris was a stranger to no one with a personality that would light up a room. Wherever he went, he would strike up a conversation with a stranger and make them feel as if they had been friends for years.
Chris is survived in death by his son, Mark Truax, and daughter-in law Kelsey (Dunigan) Truax, as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles throughout the midwest. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Truax.
A celebration of life will take place in the Denver metro area in the spring.
Expressions of love and condolence can be sent to Mark Truax at www.heflebowerfuneralservices.com/m/obituaries/Chris-Truax or sent personally. If desired, please donate to the American Heart Association with a tribute to Chris through the following website: t.ly/8p3D3.