Kay Grant Faucette, 85, passed away in Arvada Colorado on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
Kay was born on May 28, 1934 in Alamosa, the son of Kenneth and Edna Faucette. He grew up in Sanford Colorado and graduated from Sanford High School in 1952. Kay played basketball on the Sanford High School state championship teams of 1949 and 1950. He served his country in the Army and was stationed in Germany. Kay received a bachelors and master’s degree from Adams State College where he played football, basketball, baseball, and track. He enjoyed a long career as a teacher, coach and counselor, mostly in Colorado. Early in his career he spent two years in Alaska which he loved and returned with family and friends many times.
Kay is survived by his three children, Valerie MacNeil, Jeff Faucette, and Steve Faucette all living in the Denver area. He was very proud of his children, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Kay is also survived by his sister, Kathie Child of Washington, and brother, Craig Faucette of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Richard and Robert, and sister Geraldine. Also preceding Kay was his wife Mary Lee Abel of Alamosa, and his second wife Pat Dixon of Montana.
Kay loved sports, fishing, travel, and spending time with his family.
Services were held on Monday, March 9 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in Arvada, Colorado. Kay will be laid to rest privately on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3629 S. Sheridan Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80235. A Committal ceremony with Military honors will take place at a later date. Details, when available, will be posted at allveterans.com. Condolences may also be sent to the same website.