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SEPTEMBER 21, 1955 – JANUARY 17, 2020

David Louis Micklewright was born September 21, 1955 in a USAF hospital in Riverside, CA, to the late Edith E. Micklewright and Raymond W. Micklewright.  He passed away at age 64 on January 17, 2020 in his home in Colorado Springs, CO.  Dave traveled the world with his Air Force family and ended up in Colorado Springs in 1970 where his father retired. 

Dave graduated from Mitchell High School in 1973.  He later married his high school sweetheart Kris and they spent the next 44 years together.  He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1976 and selflessly served four and a half years at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany and Torrejon AB, Spain.  After his time on active duty he devoted the next 24 years to serving in the USAF Reserves and the Oregon/Colorado Air National Guard.  He retired from the Armed Forces in 2004 after 28 honorable years and continued to serve with the Army Corps of Engineers.

Dave was a devoted father and coached baseball for many years.  In that time he touched both the lives of his two sons and that of many other young men.  He was also a very passionate Rockies, Broncos and Avalanche fan. 

In his free time he enjoyed fishing, golf, tennis, and traveling with Kris and friends around the world. 

 Dave is survived by his wife, Kris Micklewright; sons, Greg and Danny Micklewright; sister, Anne; brothers, Raymond and Jeff; and grandchildren, Bailey, Parker, Myles, and Marley.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910.

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  1. Dear Kris and all of the family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with Dave’s passing. I know you gave him the best care and support he needed and I am hoping you are getting the support you now need. He will be missed for so many reasons. He leaves a wonderful legacy in his family and I am glad you have each other.

  2. I am sad the world lost him, and blessed to have known him.

  3. To the Micklewright family,
    Remember the great times with Dave.
    He will always be in your hearts and sitting right beside you at all the games.

  4. Dave
    May your life be celebrated by all. Your a good man, Dave, a good Dad and husband. Personally, I thank you for for the love and guidance you gave our children and many others. You are a blessing
    As you leave your earthly life you will be welcomed by our Lord and Savior. You will be missed but never forgotten. Thank You for sharing your life, your family, your time and your love. Your friend Mark R

  5. Kris, we wish we could say or do something to make your pain go away. We pray for God to give you strength and courage to get you through this time of sorrow. May you cherish your lifetime of memories that you and Dave built together.

  6. Sending my love and prayers to Kris, Anne and my son Patrick Micklewright who looked up to Dave as a mentor and uncle. Dave was a good man and I loved him dearly. Godspeed my brother. May god hold you in his arms forever.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. We had the pleasure of meeting him in Charleston while visiting our kids who are close friends of the family.
    Sending love and hugs to all of you❤️
    Michael and Trisha Parsons

  8. I will miss you Dave, I feel lucky to have known Dave and his family. I knew Dave through baseball and worked with Dave on some Air Force projects.

  9. Danny,
    So sorry for you and your family’s loss. Life is never fair but I know he’s up there preparing a place for you all and the reunion will be sweet. You definitely made him proud as a son. His legacy will live forever through you and he will always bee watching over you all.

  10. Dear Kris,

    We are both very saddened to hear of David’s passing.
    You and your family are in our hearts and minds.

    In Friendship & Sorrow,
    Mark & Sylke Lacy

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