Lucas Cameron Wolf
Lucas Cameron Wolf, beloved son of Mary Ellen Keen and Dave Sawyer, died of heart failure on July 12, 2017, while playing volleyball on a beach near Cienfuegos, Cuba. He was a spectacular soul with infectious personality, who loved life and lived it to its fullest... everyday.
Lucas was born on August 27, 1980. He attended Dunn Elementary, Blevins Junior High and Rocky Mountain High School(1998). He attended Guilford College(2004). Following graduation, Lucas served in the Peace Corps in Honduras. In 2006 he was awarded a Rotary World Peace Scholarship and studied at the University del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina, receiving his Master's in Peace & Conflict Resolution(2007). He researched his thesis on street gangs in El Salvador, and did an internship with land mine survivors in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 2008, Lucas began working for Tetra Tech/ARD, in Burlington, VT. He managed USAID projects in Central America, Colombia and Delhi, India. In 2014, Lucas landed his dream job working for Trees, Water and People, Inc of Fort Collins. He had recently been promoted to International Director and looked forward to many years of living and working among the gentle and humble people of Central America.
Lucas is survived by his parents and his beloved Aunt Julie and Uncle Ritchie Stevens (Park City, UT); his grandmother, Polly Keen (Park City, UT); his sisters Maria Killsnight (Portland, OR) and Heather Sawyer (Durham, NC) and his brother Jesse Wolf (Portland, OR). Uncles and Aunts: Harley and Deb Keen (Metairie, LA), Donna and Chip Raitman (Slidell, LA), David Keen (New Orleans, LA), Beth and Bubby Brooks (Slidell, LA), Rick and Gale Keen (Lafayette, LA), Kathleen Keen (Slidell, LA), Scott and Johna Keen (Springfield, IL) and Lynne and Richard Hood (Kiln, MS).
Lucas enjoyed the love of his cousins Kit Keen, Stephanie and Ben Adams, Natalie and Carly Stevens, Polly and John Keen, Brandon, Chad and Breyanne Brooks, Flint and Samantha Redding, Devon Benoit, Brock and Bobby Naquin; nephew, Kaleb and niece, Keirra. He was especially close to his "Jelly Belly", Kelly Keen (Lindsey).
Lucas will be greatly missed by his best friend, Molly Goggin-Kehm and special friend Valentina De Rooy and her family. Lucas was a huge fan of the Denver Broncos and enjoyed watching their games wherever he was in the world.
Lucas was proceeded in death by the Papaw he adored, Don Keen, and his young cousin, Christopher Brooks.
A celebration of Lucas' life will be held on Friday, July 21, at the Foothills Unitarian Church, at 6 p.m.
In order to support the work Lucas loved, the family requests donations be made to Trees, Water and People, Inc. 633 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524. Treeswaterpeopole.org
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Published by Coloradoan from Jul. 18 to Jul. 19, 2017.