Thomas Edwin Lucks, 70, of Fruita died at home on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 of natural causes.
Tom was born in Minneapolis, MN on Jan. 6, 1949, the eldest son of Ed and Evie Lucks. The ski-nut family moved to Colorado in 1964 chasing Colorado’s legendary powder. He was the valedictorian of his Northglenn High School (Denver) class and served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War.
After spending time in the mid-west, Tom and his wife and children returned to the Roaring Fork Valley in the mid-1980s, where he worked in property management and was active with Challenge Aspen.
Tom was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, hiker, camper, and skier. Friends and community members knew him for his resonant laughter and generosity. He retired to the Fruita/Mack area in 2001 and enjoyed his volunteer work at the food bank.
Tom is survived by his loving former wife and dear friend Barbara, companion Christine Peterson, sister Corlyn (Corky), brother Doug, children Marjorie and Ned, his five grandchildren, and a large extended family in St. Louis. He was preceded in death by his brother Lucas and his parents Ed and Evie.
A memorial service will be held at Canyon West Worship Center in Fruita at 3:00 pm on Saturday, Nov. 9, followed by a reception at the Copper Club in Fruita. Memorial donations may be made to the Food Bank of the Rockies – Western Slope (foodbankrockies.org).
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