Shawn Dickinson of Crawford died Thursday, July 7, 2016. He was 30.
A celebration of life was held July 16 at Wilson Head American Legion Post #97 in Paonia. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Shawn David Lunis Dickinson was born in California Oct. 24, 1985, to Robert and Barbara (Lunis) Dickinson. The family lived in Antioch, CA. In 1994, they moved to Paonia where Mr. Dickinson attended Paonia High School.
He served his country in the U.S. Army for three years. He received numerous medals, badges and ribbons for his heroic service.
He enjoyed playing the piano and gardening with his mother, fly fishing, teaching people to fly fish, physical fitness, the MMA, and outdoor activities including hiking, camping and adventures with his nephews. He was a baseball and Denver Bronco fan.
He is survived by his father, Robert Dickinson of Crawford; two sisters, Michele (Kevin Reisbeck) Hodapp and Kimberly (Sean) Thorngate; two nephews, Michael Hardey and Samuel Thorngate; and 10 brothers-in-arms, "The Barbaric Horde."
He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Dickinson; and his grandparents.
Memorial donations may be made to the Shawn David Dickinson page on Go Fund Me to help pay for funeral arrangements.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.
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