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Dean Christopher Loggins

March 24, 1981 — January 26, 2024

Bailey, Colorado

Dean Christopher Loggins, 42, of Bailey, Colorado passed away at his home on January 26, 2024 due to a sudden medical incident. His loss was unexpected and his family and friends are devastated to have to face a future without him in it. 

Dean was born on March 24, 1981 to James and Brenda Loggins in Aurora, Colorado. He grew up in the embrace of Nature and loving parents on a forested hill bordering the Pike National Forest near Sedalia. He considered Nature’s setting to be the best place a boy could grow up and it spawned a lifelong love and spiritual connection with Colorado Nature. In 1984 he was blessed with the arrival of a beautiful baby sister, Melanie, who became his best friend as he was her big brother and protector, fulfilling a vision by his great grandmother four years before Melanie was born. As a big brother he was the best and only friend to play with on the isolated forest property; he enjoyed building lean-tos, making treehouses, playing survival, and searching for buried treasure. From the very beginning Dean had a natural ability to excel in any sport or activity he tried, including riding a bike on the first try, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, ice skating, hockey, baseball, playing competitive and high school soccer, and Boy Scouts. By the age of 12 he was driving Melanie in a manual Suzuki around our property.  

Dean attended Sedalia Elementary and Castle Rock Middle School graduating from  Douglas County High School in 1999. He made many close friends in high school, staying in contact with many until his passing. He loved having fun, making great memories with his friends, and had an ability to connect and develop a close bond with many people. After high school, he attended Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado. Dean excelled in working with his hands and joined the elevator trade. He became a mechanic performing elevator construction and new installations as well as repairs and modernization for Otis, Schindler and Centric Elevator for 13 years. He took great pride in his work and profession. Dean had a passion for Toyotas and took his lifted trucks up impossibly rocky hillsides combined with camping, target shooting, and enjoying solitude in nature with his friends. 

In 2016 he married Maegan Maritt, his soulmate. Even though they parted ways in 2020 they remained close friends. From his earliest years, Dean was always very loyal to family including his extended family and would never hesitate to offer help. He had a kind and compassionate heart feeding his resident chipmunks and deer that bedded down outside his mountain home in Bailey. Dean was an animal lover and was especially smitten with his kitties Buster and Indy.

Dean had a passion for the Jeep J20 that was bought specifically to get his mom to the hospital for his birth in wintery weather conditions. As a little boy he would stand on his daddy’s lap and steer the Jeep around a pasture along the South Platte River. When he became a man, he completely restored his beloved Jeep. During his early winter years, the Jeep would contour the deep snowbanks on the half mile driveway for an afternoon of sledding with his sister. The happy home where he grew up knew many joyous visits from his beloved Grammy Doris and Grandpa Jim.  He also enjoyed fishing the South Platte River with his Grandpa Nick and Grandma Billimae.

Even though the reality of impermanence and loss have given his family a changed and less joyous world, he will live in our hearts forever. Dean is survived by his father James Loggins, his mother Brenda Marsh, his sister Melanie House, his nephew Julian House, and his niece Jasmin House along with cousins, aunts, uncles and a step-grandmother who love him. 

Dean’s family is planning a celebration of life in early summer as well as looking into a memorial tree or bench in Dean’s honor. Details are unknown at this time but will be sent out in the coming months; feel free to contact us to participate.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dean Christopher Loggins, please visit our flower store.

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