James Grant Lucas (1950 - 2017)

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James Grant Lucas of Dumont passed away Aug. 23, 2017. Born Dec. 22, 1950, in San Francisco, Grant moved to Dumont with his family in 1965.
He has been reunited with his mother, Gretchen Lucas, and his deeply beloved wife, Meridyth Lucas, only 39 days after her passing - just over one day for every year they spent together.
Grant will be missed immensely by his father Jim; sons Josh (Aja) and Jamie (Lisa); daughter Carly (Grant); sisters Wendy (Tim) and Mary; brother Tim; and mother-in-law Norma. 
Grant lived selflessly and to the fullest. His penchant for fast cars was only outdone by his commitment to helping those around him. He shined through service, sacrifice and smiles, once literally rushing into a burning house to save loved ones (Just ask his siblings.). To him, it was no big deal. To us, it was a taste of what makes him irreplaceable.
Perhaps the most profound gift Grant gave to the world was how he loved. If he loved you, you knew it because he didn't just show it through his actions, he also told you. The greatest love of his life was his family and his wife, Meri, who said it best:
"My husband is the greatest in the world. I do not know how I became so lucky for him to have found me. I thank God every day for that. Grant has given me, taught me, helped me, loved me more than the world. I am forever grateful, thankful and full of love for him. I adore you, Grant. I love you more than the world. More than everything."      
Grant and Meri have found each other again beyond this world. May they find peace together, and may the rest of us learn from their love. 
There will be a celebration of Grant's life on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 2 to 6 p.m. at his home at 1721 Mill Creek Road in Dumont. We will listen to blues, eat barbecue and send him off as he wanted. Side dishes are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his and Meri's memory to Loaves & Fishes in Idaho Springs and Charlie's Place, the Clear Creek County Animal Shelter in Dumont. Please visit Grant's online obituary at www.kentfuneralhomes.com to leave a message or remembrance for his family.
Published in Clear Creek Courant on Aug. 30, 2017