R. 'Chris' French (1969 - 2018)

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R. "Chris" French was born in Denver on April 4, 1969, and passed away unexpectedly in Aurora on April 11, 2018.
Chris attended Ralston Elementary and Golden High, graduated from Regis University magna cum laude with a double major in writing and philosophy and graduated from the Law Enforcement Training Academy at Red Rocks.
During his college years, Chris volunteered as an EMT with the Highland Rescue Team and as a firefighter with the Lookout Mountain Fire Department.
On Oct. 31, 1998, he married Linda Smith of Golden. They lived in Aurora, where they welcomed their daughter, Haley French, in November of 1999. After working for a short time for ADCOM, he accepted employment with the Englewood Police Department, where he worked for the past 20 years.
Chris is survived by his wife, Linda French; daughter Haley French; mother Leonora "Lee" French; sister Michelle Rabatin; and an aunt, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his father and stepmother, Roger and Judy French.
A memorial Mass for Chris will be celebrated at Mother Cabrini Shrine at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018. For those who wish to attend, casual, comfortable, yet respectful attire is suggested to enable you to enjoy the beautiful Mother Cabrini grounds while you are there. No flowers or donations, please.
Published in Canyon Courier on Apr. 25, 2018
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