CSU student dies

Mar 092004
Authors: Kyle Endres

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.”

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