Nicholas Keith Walker, age 24, of Lone Tree, Colo., passed away Sept. 14, 2016, of a sudden heart attack.
Nick is survived by his mother Toti Cadavid-Colón, stepfather Luis Colón, father Robert Walker, stepmother Cristy Godwin, brother Santiago Colón and sister Catalina Colón, stepbrother Iaian (Hannah) Weber and stepsister Kaelyn Weber, grandfather Keith Walker, grandmother Blanca de Cadavid, aunt Luann Walker, uncle Dale (Mary) Walker, cousins Stephen Smith, Michael Smith, Sarah (Ethan) Fugett, Aaron Walker, Audrey Walker. Aunts and uncles Teresa and Edgar Cadavid, Maria Fernanda and Jorge Cadavid, Carlos Cadavid, Mercedes and Guillermo Cadavid, Eligio and Tere Colón, Manolo and Marisol Colón, Marirosa and Eric Zager, Maricarmen Colón, Ricardo Colón and Marigloria Colón; and cousins Ingrid Juliana Cadavid, Edgar Andrés and Paula Cadavid, Dahiana (Andrés) and Michael (Marisol) Cadavid, Maria Alejandra Cadavid, Vanesa and Sebastián Cadavid, Andrés Julián and Camilo Cadavid, Caroline Cadavid, Daniela and Maria del Mar Cadavid, Carlos Manuel and Coralys Colón, Camila, David and Daniel Zager, and Karina, Juliana and Evan Colón.
Nick obtained his Eagle Scout ranking in 2009, graduated from Cherry Creek High School (Class of 2011), and completed a certificate program at ENMU at Roswell in 2013 (with honors). Nick lived with his group of friends at Glory Community Assisted Living in Broomfield, Colo., worked in manufacturing at TrekPak in Broomfield and is a former volunteer at Children’s Hospital.
Nick was born with primordial dwarfism, which provided significant medical challenges structurally and vascularly throughout his life. In spite of the many medical procedures he went through, he always rebounded with an upbeat attitude and a great compassion for others suffering in any way, always relaying to them that he felt their challenges were way greater than his.
We called him the Zen master due to his ability to enjoy life at a slower pace and remain centered on what was truly important – he was truly an old soul. Nick’s impact on others was dramatic. He made others a better version of themselves by showing them how to live life smiling.
Nick was a huge sports fan, particularly of the NBA and college football, with Oklahoma State being his favorite team and Georgia Tech a distant second. Most of his wardrobe consisted of orange shirts and sweatshirts, and NBA basketball jerseys. He could quote statistics about the basketball teams that would keep your head spinning.
He loved getting people to laugh and felt it was his job to do so. We will miss his little feet and his big hugs.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at Rose Hill Cemetery with Dr. Rick Baggett officiating.
Online condolences can be made at www.craddockfuneralhome.com.