Rebecca (Becca) Joelle LaFond
November 27, 1990 - April 11, 2020
Rebecca Joelle LaFond, 29, of Denver, began her eternal journey on Saturday, April 11th, 2020 at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. Becca, as she was known to friends and family, was born to Roberta (Bobbi) and Brian Keller on November 27th, 1990 in Denver, Colorado.
Becca and her family lived in Denver until she was in 5th grade when they moved to Lakewood, Colorad0. While attending Lasley Elementary School, she met her best friend, Patty (now known as Trish), who has remained by her side ever since. Becca graduated from Bear Creek High School and went on to attend the Colorado School of Mines, earning a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering. After college, she started her engineering career as an intern with a tile company in Dallas, Texas but shortly after, Becca was happy to take a position back home as a traffic engineer for the City and County of Denver. Rebecca loved her career and took great pride in serving her community within the City of Denver.
Many of Becca’s close friends knew she had a passion for music and spent many of her Summers attending live music events. Whether she saw her favorite artists locally at her favorite Colorado venue (Red Rocks Amphitheater) or venturing out of state to a weeklong music festival, she always created memories during her free time rather than putting time and energy towards materialistic items. Becca was known to be relatively shy in her normal routine life; however, when Becca was at a concert, she blossomed into the vibrant spirit we all grew to love; It was clear this was truly her “element”.
Her fondness for music festivals complimented another one of her favorite pastime events, camping. Becca and her siblings camped together every year at the same location where they hiked the same mountain peak that overlooked the same beautiful valley where they could take in the same sunset they grew to love… Becca coined the nickname for this special place as “Noodle Mountain”. Becca, along with her friends and siblings, always looked forward to this Summer tradition that has now created memories they will cherish forever.
Rebecca shared many of her passions with Joseph LaFond, whom she was married to from August 2015 to November 2019. Rebecca first met Joe during her college days when they both worked for the City of Lakewood. They enjoyed traveling together to music festivals and visiting friends across the country to places such as Seattle, New York, and Chicago; the most memorable trip they shared was to the UK, visiting London and Ireland.
Becca will be remembered for many things such as her epic narrative skills (that could stretch a five-minute story into an hour-long tangent), her passion for the most daring roller coasters, her love of scary movies, her acquired culinary skills, her intellectual conversations, and her ability to capture the attention of any room.
Rebecca is survived by her loving parents, Roberta (Bobbi) & Brian Keller, and her 3 siblings: Shawn Keller, Melissa Keller (married to Josh Bryan), and Zachary Keller. She is also survived by her dear friend, Trish Woodard, her grandmother, Lois Keller, and her grandfather, Salu Gamino. Becca also leaves behind many beloved aunts & uncles, countless cousins, and by her furry companion, Alfred. She was preceded in death by her dear grandfather, Harry Keller, and her loving grandmother, Maxine Gamino.
Services are being postponed until sometime later this summer when all will be able to gather and celebrate Rebecca's life and the laughter she brought to all of those around her.