Kevin Sanford Edwards
1957 - 2017
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Kevin Sanford Edwards, 59, passed while skiing at Loveland Ski Area on the afternoon of April 28, 2017. Kevin was born June 13, 1957, in Ann Arbor, Michigan to David and Mary K Edwards. He spent his childhood in Michigan, Germany, and Pennsylvania before his family settled in Boulder, Colorado in 1971. Kevin received a B.A. in English from Colorado College in 1978 and a J.D. from the University of Denver in 1981. He was married to Laurie Mizener from 1998 to 2006, and their daughter, Aleah Edwards, was born in 1999. After practicing law for eleven years, Kevin founded Ski Gear Direct, a pioneering mail-order and online ski gear company. In the latter part of his career, he was a lawyer for the state of Colorado, most recently as a Senior Assistant Attorney General. A dedicated triathlete, he competed in over 100 triathlons since 1984, including ten full Ironman races, often winning his age group throughout an elite career. Kevin's passion for racing and training was infectious, and his ability to encourage others and welcome them to his sport seemingly boundless. As passionate as Kevin was about triathlon, he was more passionate about skiing, having started at the age of four in Bavarian Germany. No matter the weather or conditions, the company or location, the very act of skiing brought him unmitigated joy. Kevin was an adoring father to Aleah and a dear friend to so many; he also touched the lives of countless other people with his joy of life, kind heart, wit, compassion, and sense of humor. He loved his family and friends deeply. He is survived by his father Dr. David Edwards; his two brothers Scott and Chris; his ex-wife Laurie and daughter Aleah; his in-laws Carol, Karen, Tiffany, and Tammi; his nephews Christopher and Nathan and niece Jenna; and his girlfriend Erin. Kevin was preceded in death by his mother Mary K Warwick. A service in memory of Kevin's life will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Calvary Bible Church, 3245 Kalmia Ave, Boulder, Colorado, 80301, starting at 3:00pm. A reception will follow the service. All whose lives were touched by Kevin are welcome.

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Published in The Daily Camera on May 3, 2017.
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April 27, 2019
Well, for me, Kevin was the first hippie I'd ever encountered in the form of a first cousin. As I had infrequent visits with him in the following years; his intelligence and wry wit free on me.

He took me for my first, and injuries in a VW bug. And, he showed me how to and what not to do while riding his BIKE KR100! Chris, his brother was the guy I looked up to and tried to emulate. But Kevin demonstrated how truly individualistic a person could be.

The impact upon my life growing up, the cool stuff the three Edwards cousins had and still have on me will always be cherished.
May 12, 2017
I knew Kevin since 2001, when we worked for the same fitness company. Since then, I worked many triathlons with him on motorcycle, as we worked the bike course. He was that rare breed of guy, that liked to go fast on a motorcycle, and also train hard on his bicycle. I was just thinking that it was about time for him to email the guys to work the Iron man in June. I miss his leadership already. He had that deep commanding voice at all our marshal meetings, and he really was an inspiring guy. I will miss many things about Kevin, but mostly, that he was a guy who could do it all, and do it well, and with a smile. I miss you, Kev.
Chris Martin
May 11, 2017
Kevin, one of many of my first cousins was certainly an original! I recall him sorting g through his ski equipment for sale; preparing to send out to some initial clients via USPS.

Coming from Michigan, he openly shared his views on the gas guzzling lead sleds being built, and his disdain for my cigarette smoking.

My conservative views weren't quite his thing, but he always shared introspect with a wide grin!

Letti g me, a 19 year-old kid ride his new BMW KR100 Cycle was just cool. I couldn't quite share his enthusiasm for VW Bugs, but that the g did haul butt!
Michael Fields
May 5, 2017
Kevin certainly lived his life to the fullest - there's a lesson in that for all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Ed Byrne
May 4, 2017
Sending love and strength too the entire Edwards Family
Jennifer Fawcett
May 4, 2017
I have such fond memories of Kevin from our early years! Our hearts break for his family and friends - you are in our thoughts. Kevin's smile remains contagious!
Barbara & Tom Kawczynski
May 3, 2017
In 1982 i was a very sad teen in Boulder's foster care system. Kevin was my attorney. He was decent and kind and trustworthy...all things I desperately needed at that time. He made me laugh in some of the darkest days of my young life....he belived me and he made sure I had a voice in court. I am grateful to se the joy and passion with which he lived his life. My thoughts are with those who were lucky enough to know and love him. He will ever remain one of the good guys.
Michelle Chalmers
May 3, 2017
My heartfelt sympathies go out to your family during this difficult time. I hope that the promise at 1 Thessalonians 4:14 brings you comfort. Knowing that there is a hope for the ones we have lost in death, can be so reassuring.
May 3, 2017
I spent quite a bit of time with Kevin back in the late 90's... running, biking, racing, and hanging out. He was positive, encouraging, funny, and always had an interesting perspective to share... and was always willing to share it! Our paths crossed here and there in more recent years, and it was always great to see Kevin and his contagious grin. Kevin will be missed!
Phil Booth
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