Kevin Day, cherished son, brother, uncle and unforgettable friend, passed away on April 29, 2019. He was born on January 19, 1975 and was the son of Jim and Linda Day. Kevin grew up in Henderson, just north of Denver, graduating from Brighton High School, where he was a skilled wrestler. He attended Colorado Mountain College, eventually graduating from Metropolitan State University with a degree in Criminology. Described as a deeply sensitive and exceptionally kind soul, Kevin was a gifted artist, graphics designer and photographer, as well as a talented piano player.
He had a wicked sense of humor (often displayed in his creative Halloween costumes). He taught his younger cousins to whistle and do back flips on the trampoline, and they spent hours together laughing so hard their heads would hurt. He will be deeply missed by his family, many friends and co-workers, who describe him as one of the nicest people they knew.
He enjoyed traveling and had recently traveled to Guatemala where he became intensely interested in the ancient ruins and hieroglyphics. He loved history and antiques (and the stories attached to each one he owned). He was especially proud to live in one of the oldest buildings in Denver, above the Tattered Cover bookstore, where he spent hours reading and adding to his large book collection. He had a quirky interest in the 1950s era, often dressing as a Greaser for fun with his friends. He was an avid bicyclist, even relying on bicycles as his sole mode of transportation.
He worked for Horan and McConaty for many years, where co-workers describe him as one of the most helpful employees at the business, who seemed to know instinctively how to comfort people and provide the best help at the right moments.
Kevin was in the process of starting a new business called Tantrum, with his business partner Christina, a wellness center concentrating on meditation and experiential therapy.
He is survived by his parents; his sister Kelly Polak & her husband, Shaun; nephew Sawyer, niece Emily and step-nephew Ryan; friend and business partner Christina Campbell; and many, many friends and aunts and uncles and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11am at the Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 9998 Grant Street, Thornton Colorado.
Friends and relatives are encouraged to bring a photo and memories of Kevin to be shared with his family as a part of the service.
You may also share your memories of Kevin and condolences with his family by visiting his online Tribute Wall or signing the guest book at https://horancares.com/obits/kevin-day/
3333 S. Bannock Street, Englewood CO 80110, See below:
On September 16, 2017, I opened my heart, to share with my dear friend, the dream I had for my life’s work. From that moment forward Kevin became an integral part of bringing that dream to fruition. Our journey began with Kevin approaching me with a gift. He wanted to be the one to brand my dream. He explained how he had dreamed about what he wanted to create, and he asked me if I trusted him… with full confidence in his creativity and abilities I enthusiastically said YES, and our journey began.
Kevin and I would have lengthy conversations about my vision. He told me that the branding would have to encapsulate the passion and message of healing that the center would provide. As time passed I would inquire about his creative process and what he was working on. Inevitably he would always say “I just want to present it to you once it is done.”
Eventually, that day would come and what Kevin would present to me was nothing short of Creative Genius. The visuals and branding he created, came from a place as if he had secretly crept into my brain and pulled out my hearts vision for the business. I knew at that moment that I wanted Kevin to be a part of this dream with me. He shared the same passion and desire for change that I did, and I wanted him as my business partner.
It was not long after that our conversations drew closer to what his role could be with the creation of “Tantrum”, the center that would change our lives. It was on a faithful night, sitting in my car after giving him a ride home, that Kevin opened his heart to me, to share with me his dream of being a permanent part of Tantrum. From that moment on we were a team, a 50/50 partnership for Tantrum, a Tribe coming together with a common goal to help others.
Day’s Gift Memorial has been created, through Tantrum, to help in the endeavor of keeping Tantrum’s philosophy that no person should ever be turned away from seeking help and fulfilling their desire to feel better and restored. Day’s Gift has been created to raise money to fund therapeutic and restorative services to any person who is seeking to feel restored and who may not have the means to provide the service for themselves. This will be a no questions asked gift, given to any person who comes in seeking services.
Day’s Gift will be Kevin’s legacy, to help those who possibly feel the way that he did. It will be available to bring those who need to feel loved and accepted to a place that will provide a nurturing space for anyone to begin to find that love within themselves and through the connections with others.
-Christina Campbell, Tantrum
Contributions to Day’s Gift can be sent to:
Wells Fargo 3333 S. Bannock St. Englewood, CO 80110
This fund can only accept checks payable to: Tantrum
In the memo please include: Day’s Gift Acc# 1682173206