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Gregory Allen Thompson

March 12, 1985 — February 25, 2024

Gregory Allen Thompson

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Gregory Allen Thompson, at the age of 38, on February 25th, 2024. Greg passed away doing one of the things he loved most—experiencing the great outdoors while snowmobiling with dear friends near Meeker, Colorado. Our hearts ache with the weight of this loss, as we remember the light, love and radiant spirit he brought into our lives.

Greg is survived by his wife Katie, their two children, Baker (4) and Maxine (3), and dog Gus (2); his mother, Carole Thompson; siblings Amanda (Damien) Anstett and Adam (Deanne) Thompson; his adoring nieces and nephews, Jaxon, Kaia, Scarlett, and Everett; and a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who all loved and cherished him. He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Thompson.

Greg first graced the world with his presence on March 12, 1985. He was born in Englewood, Colorado to Roger and Carole Thompson and grew up in Littleton, Colorado. As a young boy, Greg played sports in the backyard with his brother, and could often be found partaking in neighborhood games like jail break and lighting off illegal fireworks (a fascination that continued into adulthood). His passion for outdoor activities began in his earliest years. He participated in various outdoor adventures including a Grand Canyon trek with family and exploring the Boundary Waters of Canada with his father and brother as a Boy Scout. After years of Boy Scout participation, he achieved the prestigious rank of Life Scout. As a child, Greg enjoyed competitive swimming alongside his siblings. He continued competing throughout high school where he was named swim team captain at Columbine multiple times. Following high school, Greg went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Minor in Business Administration with a specialty in house partying at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. The friendships Greg formed were notable and long-lasting, many remaining inseparable into adulthood. Following his college graduation in 2008, Greg worked in the financial services industry for many years. He loved to travel both domestically and internationally. Thailand was one of his favorite destinations.

Greg met the love of his life, Katie, during their freshman year at Colorado State University in 2003. They lived on the same dorm floor and within a few months of their meeting, he knew she was the one. Greg and Katie lived in Denver, Colorado after college graduation and then relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 2011. They were married in Beaver Creek, Colorado in 2012, and eventually transitioned back to Colorado. The couple strategically settled down in Highlands Ranch next to his best friend, Colin Powell, and continued to create cherished memories with the people they loved the most.

Greg’s children, Baker and Maxine, meant the world to him and were the center of his universe. Greg’s adventurous, joking, fun-loving spirit was contagious and poured into every aspect of his family’s life. They made countless memories together: jeeping, camping, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, shooting, and boating– to name a few. It wasn’t just the big adventures though. Greg was also devoted to his kids' daily life managing school activities, social events, and immersing them into everything Colorado has to offer. He was a master braider, not only for boat ropes, but also for Maxine’s hair. He fostered a contagious love of adventure in his young son. Greg made his children proud to call him Dad.

Greg was a family man and outdoorsman with a passion for cooking. He found immense joy in sharing his kitchen skills with his treasured nephew, Jaxon. Greg acted like he was the Gordon Ramsay of his own kitchen, truly believing that anything not made from scratch was not worth eating. His happiest moments were hosting a house full of loved ones, frying chicken, or trying a new recipe.

Greg was a loyal man who never wavered in his principles and beliefs. He was always willing to help others and will be remembered for having a ‘happy-go-lucky’ and will-do mentality. Greg would truly do anything for anyone with passion and purpose. He was a kid at heart and believed in making the most out of every moment. Greg will always be remembered for experiencing life with intention.

The depth of sorrow and loss felt by all who knew Greg is immeasurable. His spirit will continue to shine brightly in the memories and hearts of all those lucky enough to have known him, forever and always.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 3pm at CORE Off Road: 599 Topeka Way Unit 200, Castle Rock, CO 80109. Food and drinks will be provided. All who were touched by Greg in their life are welcome.

Please note that CORE Off Road is a working Jeep auto shop. For those bringing families, please help us to ensure we respect their business by keeping little hands away from tools and equipment.

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, memorials may be made for his children's future aspirations, payable to VENMO (@Katie-Thompson-109).

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