Meridyth Kaye Lucas (Dumont)

Born: Tue., Aug. 10, 1954
Died: Sat., Jul. 15, 2017

Celebration of Life

4:00 PM Thu., Aug. 10, 2017
Location: Loveland Ski Area

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Meridyth Kaye Lucas, born August 10, 1954 in Denver, died Saturday, July 15, 2017. She will be deeply missed by her loving family: her husband of 36 years, Grantly; son Jamie (Lisa); daughter Carly (Grant); and stepson Josh (Aja). She will also be missed by her mother Norma, her father-in-law Jim, and her siblings Rick, Carol, Linda, and Mike. Basically, if you know her, you miss her. She was preceded in death by her father Richard Sherman and mother-in-law Gretchen Lucas.

While everyone who knew her felt her tremendous spirit and incredible heart, here is something she wrote that captures her essence for those who didn't get the chance to know her:

"This is a tough time... blah blah. I am so lucky. 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. 

Our children - my God, how can I say anything except what a gift from God they are. When I was pregnant with them both, all I could do was wrap my own arms around my belly and thank God for these marvelous creations. I really could not fathom at that time what they would grow up to become. And I realize they aren't even close to reaching what they will become, but I do realize that they are incredible and stupendous human beings. I could not be more proud. The love I have for them - beyond words. The fact that they know that - beyond the imagination. The fact that we all say how much we love each other and truly feel that - NIRVANA. Every day.

Tough times? We all have them. Love that never quits? You're lucky to come close to it. But I bet more people have that than they know - the blessed part is realizing that you have it. My family - we do. To and for all of us. I love you. More. More than the world."

We loved her more. 

We'll be celebrating Meri's life at The Valley at Loveland Ski Area on Meri's birthday, August 10, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  If you want to join us, please bring some pictures, stories and memories to share.  Loveland is providing lasagna, but side dishes and deserts are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Loaves and Fishes in Idaho Springs.  Hegmann-Kent Funeral Home of Idaho Springs assisted the family with arrangements.

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   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Is miss her and think about her so many times a day.
What a beautiful tribute to her.
She loved her family more than anything and was so welcoming to all of us Lucas's.
She's watching us right now I'm sure.

Laura Ward
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
Meri, or Merry Meri as I called her, was a remarkable woman. She made our world a better place. I will miss you, friend. To her family, my family sends our deepest and heartfelt condolences. May her memory be for a blessing.

Andy and Kay Shaw
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about Merri. She was such a wonderful person, who was caring and uplifting to be around. In our early years in Idaho Springs, we spent quite a few major holidays with all of the Lucas family and seeing she and Grant together was the picture of love. Over the years watching the addition of their children, and her interest and concern as a mother. Later in life, always sharing wonderful stories about her family and extend family. Both Merri and Grant cared so much about others and am sure she will be missed. We plan to be part of her celebration of life. Love, Kay and Andy

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