Tyler Duane Chick, aged 44, passed away Nov. 20, 2022, at his residence in Pueblo, CO. Tyler had prior heart disease and died of a sudden cardiac event.
He was born Feb. 4, 1978, in Walsh, CO, to Trull and Vicki Chick of Campo, CO. Tyler is survived by his parents and brother Tyson and wife Jennifer, Wenatchee, WA, and their children, Trey and Izzy, and sister Tylynn Brick and husband Aaron, Westminster, CO, and their daughters Avery and Naomi. He is also survived by his grandmother Belva Chick and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents Claud Chick of Campo, CO, and Wayne and Dolores Tooley of Boise City, OK. Tyler was briefly married in his twenties and had many loves over his lifetime. He will be greatly missed.
Tyler came from a long line of frontiersmen and pioneer types. Tyler grew up on a centennial farm and ranch in Baca County, CO. Upon meeting Tyler, people immediately recognized his brilliant mind and bright blue eyes. His love for animals, artistic ability, and ingenuity started at a young age. Tyler helped his family with cattle and cared for stray animals he brought home. He learned to draw from his grandmother while sitting on her porch swing, watching Baca County’s brilliant sunsets. On the farm working for his parents, he often helped create solutions (sometimes for the problems he had made) for mechanical issues and ultimately ended up in a career that let him use these skills.
Tyler was the salutatorian of his graduating class at Walsh High School in 1996. He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2000 from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX. His academic achievements were far too many to list. Most recently, Tyler graduated from Pueblo Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology Maintenance & became certified in Solar PV Installation. The school recognized Tyler as their outstanding graduate student in the business and advanced technology department.
After graduating Tyler worked for Atkore in Pueblo, CO, as an industrial technician. He enjoyed his co-workers and the challenge of fixing large complex machinery. He was known at work for having a great attitude and work ethic. Throughout his life, he held many jobs in science and technology.
Tyler was a reading enthusiast and lifelong learner. His library was extensive, with a special section for graphic novels. He had a great sense of humor and found comedy in everything. He was able to make mundane tasks fun and could always find something interesting and beautiful in the dull details of life. Tyler had many incredible inventions, entrepreneurial ideas, and a portfolio of artwork that his family will cherish.
The family will be holding a private memorial. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pikes Peak Region Humane Society. https://www.hsppr.org/donate/
Tyler will remain in our hearts forever.