Jeffrey Paul Lucas died Oct. 22, 2013, in Colorado Springs, at Penrose St. Frances Health Services in the Intensive Care Unit.
Jeff was battling Stage Four Kidney Cancer; he was diagnosed in July of 2012 and was only given one year to live. In that year he went through various treatments for the cancer and eventually surpassed the time limit on his life.
He was born on April 18, 1956 in Parkersburg, W.Va., to Ken and Helen Lucas who survive in Parkersburg.
He is survived by his wife Dawn and his three daughters Amanda Lucas of Aurora, Colo., Eryn Thompson and husband Mike Thompson of Greeley, Colo., and Katrina Lucas of Colorado Springs, Colo.. He is also survived by his sister Cathy Paul and her husband Scott Paul of Charlotte, North Carolina and his brother Rob Lucas, and his fiancee Amy and Jeff's niece Anne of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
He graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1974, and then went on to graduate from West Virginia University in 1978. After graduating, he started working at the United States Air Force and retired as a Captain. During the time in the Air Force he worked at Strategic Air Command as a Missile Launch Officer from Nov. 1978 to Nov. 1983. Once leaving he started his job at Air Force Space Command working as a Federal Civilian Employee as an Operations and Test Specialist.
In his personal life Jeffrey married the love of his life Dawn Schwartz on May 14, 1983. Jeff and Dawn started their life together and soon then had three daughters Amanda, Eryn and Katrina.
While growing up Jeffrey took an interest in Science Fiction. This interest covered a wide range of subjects including comic books, Science Fiction/Fantasy books and movies. Later in life his hobbies and interests started to include family genealogy, finding pictures and stories and sharing it with the newer generations. Jeff was actively involved in the Atheists/Humanist groups in the areas he lived in; for many years being the Treasurer of the Internet Infidels.
The family is requesting that donations be made out to the Freethinkers of Colorado Springs. You can send a check to P. O. Box 62946, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80962-2946.