“The man, the myth, the legend.” -Chris Geyer (Referring to himself. Many times. We agree.)
We are celebrating the life of Christopher “Chris” Lamont Geyer (44) who passed away on September 23, 2023. Chris was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and loyal friend.
Chris was born in Aurora, Colorado in 1979. When Chris was still a boy, his father Bruce married Lisa, whom Chris considered Mom (and Grandmother to his own kids). He was the oldest of five children and cared deeply for his siblings: Shawn, Shane, Brandy, and Kacey. As an adult, Chris remained close to his parents and siblings, living in Thornton, Colorado, and was an important part of their support system and a trusted confidante.
Chris made friends easily and would engage strangers in conversation wherever he went, whether it be a sports event or a door-to-door salesman. Jen remembers multiple times after putting a small “No Soliciting” sign on their front door, a sign that was easily ignored by many wandering salesman. Jen would open the door, and as she was politely telling them “we’re not interested”, Chris would poke his head over her shoulder and ask who was there. He would then proceed to stand on the front porch, chatting with the once-stranger, now-friend, for hours. When he finally came in, he told Jen what they were selling and that “I gave him your email” so that Jen would continue to receive sales promotions. Jen has since put up a larger sign, but nothing would truly curb Chris’ engaging nature and ability to acquire friends.
Most notably, in 1988, he met his lifelong best friend James, a man he considered a fourth brother, and the friendship between them extended to their younger siblings, wives, and eventual children, blending the two families into a close-knit group. Jen was in awe that a friendship started by two young boys playing outside could lead to dozens of people referring to these friends as actual family, even decades later. Chris had a way of making friends easily and making friends feel like family.
His other life-long friend was his wife Jennifer, who he met in 2004 and married in 2010. In Jen’s words “I knew Chris was the one from the first moment I met him” and he felt the same. Together, they had two sons, Cayden and Tristan. Chris was a devoted father and stayed home to take care of the boys during their younger years, proudly sharing and teaching them about his passion for the outdoors. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, biking, snowshoeing, and most of all, camping. He enjoyed traveling with his family and was a huge Denver sports fan, a passion he shared with both his sons.
His life was a blessing, his memory a treasure. Chris, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
Chris is survived by his wife Jennifer and sons: Cayden and Tristan Geyer; his parents: Bruce and Lisa Geyer; siblings: Shane (Rina) Geyer, Brandy Geyer, Kacey (Destiny) Geyer, Amy Swan, James and Robert; his second Mother, Roxann; in-laws: Greg and Heather, several brother and sisters-in-law; eleven nieces, six nephews, uncles, aunts, and numerous cousins. He is preceded in death by his brother Shawn Geyer.
The family will have a private memorial on October 7th, followed by an Open House style Celebration of Life on October 22nd in Westminster.