David Wayne Quillen

david quillen

David was a private and simple man. He went through life enjoying what he loved. It did not take long to realize what was important to him. His convictions were strong. He loved deeply as evidenced by the love and care he showed his special companion Susan over the last 8 years. He was always there for the people that he cared about and who cared about him. Seems like he was always giving a friend a helping hand. David's good heart was shown to others by some random things he did the past few years, like donating his yearly bonus to the Denver Children's Home or providing the office with Subway platters (just for no reason). He enjoyed doing these things and truly put others above himself. David had a special place in his heart for civil servants (i.e., police, firefighters, and paramedics/EMTs). So being in security was a natural career choice for him. He was a devoted and reliable night security guard for Advantage Security at the URS Center for nearly 12 years. He took pride in his work, taking ownership of the building and the employees. As his boss stated, "David was more like a friend than an employee." He was deeply affected by the 9-1-1 tragedy. His dream was to visit the memorial in New York City. He was working so hard to reach that dream at the time of his death. He loved photography and videotaping. In his earlier years, he videotaped and sold footage of fires, accidents, and other tragedies. He was proud of a tape he sold to CNN after the Columbine shootings. With the increase in technology and "everyone with a cell phone camera," he gave up chasing taping opportunities but continued to fervently listen to a police scanner. In fact, he always liked to have the latest scanner available. His favorite subjects to photograph over the past several years were the dogs. He was always sending emailing or texting new photos . People who might not know him very well knew about the dogs. He would never admit to spoiling them but he definitely had a soft spot in his heart for them and for all animals. David loved Denver, Colorado, and the United States. Being a native of Denver, he knew much about the city and enjoyed sharing that knowledge. He loved driving in the mountains and camping. He was very patriotic and was so happy when he had a place where he could fly the U.S. flag. Things he loved ... Snoopy, coffee, meteor showers, movies, Beverly Hills Cop, Rockies game, the Colorado State Fair or any county fair, Famous Dave's ribs, his car and keeping it meticulous, 9News, Another 48 hours (and similar TV "real life" shows), and talking to people. David made a lot of people laugh with his sense of humor and keen wit. He never took himself or life too seriously. He enjoyed being in the moment. David had grown over the past few years and can rest in peace knowing that he left this world a better place.

Monday, September 24, 2012
3:00 PM 9/24/2012 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/24/2012 7:00:00 PM
Bullock Colonial Chapel

1375 East Hampden Avenue
Englewood, CO 80113

Bullock Colonial Chapel
1375 East Hampden Avenue Englewood 80113 CO
United States

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