Michael Joseph Lacy, beloved father, grandfather and brother | PostIndependent.com

Michael Joseph Lacy, beloved father, grandfather and brother

Michael Joseph Lacy died peacefully on August 29, 2009 at University Hospital in Denver Colorado after a lengthy illness. He was 64 years old.

Michael was born in Harlington Texas to William Henry Lacy and Lorita Nell Harlan. He and his identical twin brother Pat were the second youngest of 6 children. As identical twin brothers they were very close throughout Mike’s entire life. Pat was at Mike’s side when he passed, along with Mike’s children.

Mike married Brenda Slater in 1967. From that marriage 3 children were born. Suzanne, Craig and Ryan. He later married Tamy Freytag of Leadville. From that marriage another son, Timothy was born.

Mike spent several years working at the Climax mine near Leadville. After the mine closed Mike went to work for CDOT in the Leadville area. He later transferred to Grand Junction Colorado with CDOT, which is where he remained employed until he retired in December 2008.

Mike suffered a stroke in January 2009 while having surgery to repair his donated lung. He was lovingly cared for in the VA Hospital in Grand Junction and by his children who would take him home for a weekend as often as they could. In June Mike began having complications and was flown to University Hospital in Denver which is where he spent his final days.

Mike is survived by his daughter Suzanne Sumner – Aurora, Co; His sons Craig (Tami) Lacy – Glenwood Springs, Co; Ryan Lacy – Grand Junction, Co; and Tim Lacy- Denver, Co;. Brothers Pat (Cindy) Lacy – Colorado Springs, Co; William Henry Jr. (Annette) Lacy -Fentress, TX; and sister Glenda (Don) Shows – Deming, NM; Grandchildren Craig Jr, Cody, and Kaylee Lacy, Brendon Lacy, and Katie and Jackson Sumner and great-granddaughter Sienna Lacy and by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Mike is preceded in death by his Mother and Father, William and Rita and by two sisters, Adele Marie Robertson and Carol Ann Lacy and by his twin grandchildren Christopher Michael and Kelly Jo Lacy.

Mike will be remembered as a very caring and giving person and for his devotion to his family and friends and for never holding a grudge.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service to be held in the Chapel at the VA Hospital in Grand Junction Co September 12, 2009 at 1:00pm On September 26, 2009 at Mike’s request, friends and family will be gathering at his favorite hunting area, Mt. Massive near Leadville, to share stories and to celebrate his life.

For those who are not able to make the hike there will be a gathering at the Elks Lodge in Leadville at 4:00 pm. For further information you may contact Tami Lacy at 970-456-2062

In lieu of any flowers or donations Mike asks everyone to consider the gift of donating life as an organ donor.

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