Kendall Bryan Reece died peacefully, without pain, knowing how much he was loved and not alone, on April 26 from complications of COVID at a hospital in Wheatridge, Colo.
He is survived by his sons, Ben and Jason, who he loved dearly, as well as his beloved Tammy Sivey and her children Michael, Chelsey and Torrey. He also leaves his much-loved mother, Marjie Reece, brother Douglas Alan, sister Brenda (Hank) Ashworth, nephew Cooper and niece Aaryn.
A proud Colorado native, Kendall was born in Denver in April 1962 to parents Charles and Marjie Reece. They lived in Westminster for five years then moved to Red Rock Ranch in Monument, Colo. During his years there at Lewis-Palmer schools, he made many lifelong friendships. After high school, he attended DeVry University in Arizona then returned to the Rocky Mountains and the home of the Denver Broncos he so loved. For most of his career, he worked in the ski resort industry. He helped develop the scanning technology used for skier tow tickets while working at the Breckenridge Ski Area. This was followed by a move to Pagosa Springs and those years spent working at the Wolf Creek Ski Area and enjoying the San Juan Mountains. He then worked at Keystone and moved back to Denver. He was working at Coors Tek at the time of his death.
The family asks donations in remembrance of Kendall be made to Aspen House in Pagosa Springs. The website is aspenhousepagosa.org or checks can be mailed to Aspen House, P.O. Box 5913, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.
A celebration of life will be held in Pagosa Springs May 22 (call (970) 903-5550 for details) with another celebration to be held in Denver at a later date to be determined.