CSU student Duane Joseph Hendrix died Friday in his home in Fort
Collins, but his cause of death is still pending.
Hendrix, a restaurant and resort management major, grew up in
Parker and was a junior at CSU.
He lived his life to the fullest, his family members said.
“He was loved every day of his life,” said his mother Ann
Hendrix. “He put a lot of living into his 21 years of life.”
Hendrix was a staff member at Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgender Student Services, and he was always willing to help
people in need, his coworkers said.
“He was a community builder,” said GLBT Director Randy
McCrillis. “Students came in to see Duane. He made them feel
He caused a scare for his family when he was born 10 weeks early
at 2 pounds, 9 ounces, but he ended up with no major health
“We were just thankful he was healthy,” said his father Gerry
Hendrix, adding that later on his son was “on a high because
everything was going great for him.”
Later in life, Duane Hendrix became an avid scuba diver and came
to enjoy surfing the Internet and avidly listening to music. His
friends and family also came to appreciate his intelligence.
“He just really showed us that he had more than enough potential
to do anything he wanted to,” said his friend Greg Josephs, 19, a
Fort Collins resident. “He was a very, very unique, very individual
person who really lived life for the human experience of it.”
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ammons
Hall on the Oval. All are welcome.
“He was hands down one of the best friends I’ve ever had,” said
Hadeis Safi, a sophomore technical journalism major. “I’m
definitely a better person for having known him.”