David Allen Hammond

Born in Denver, CO on July 14, 1967

Departed on April 4, 2019 and resided in Denver, CO

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David Hammond of Denver died April 4, 2019 after a brief illness.  Dave was a computer programmer for over 27 years.  He spent over 20 of those years at US West/Qwest/Centurylink.  He loved solving problems, teaching and mentoring his coworkers as he extolled the virtues of Perl.  Dave also had a great love for mathematics, a love he wished more people shared.  Dave loved to spend time with his wife and family playing board games, shooting at the range, looking at random chunks of sky, taking photographs at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Rocky Mountain National Park and other sights around Denver.  Star Wars and Star Trek were close to his heart. He felt one of his great achievements was sharing those worlds with his wife and seeing her come to love them as he did.  Books were a constant companion covering a wide range of topics from World War II, the A-10 Warthog, philosophy, math, science fiction and really anything else that intrigued him.  Dave was a kind, gentle, funny and generous man—but don’t tell anyone, he had a rep to protect.  Dave is survived by his beloved Mrs. darling lady wife, Christa and the family he chose.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Big Cat Rescue at bigcatrescue.org.

A Remembrance party will be held Sunday April 14, 2019 at The Peak Community and Wellness Center 6612 S Ward St Littleton CO 80127 from 1:30-3:30 in the Spruce room.  There will be food and drink, stories and laughter as we celebrate Dave.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Jane McGill :

    I think your Dave and my Pat would have liked each other as they had similar interests (well maybe not math). I will be at your remembrance celebration on Saturday, covered dish in hand, to share in your love of Dave. His reputation is safe with me.

  2. Brian Hines :

    Dave will be sorely missed 🙁 It was my pleasure to work with him, and I know he would be with me in saying Go Perl!! I’ll be keeping Dave in my prayers, BH

  3. Jennifer Becker :

    May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now, and in the days ahead.

  4. Dave’s joyous spirit was a pleasure to be around. His invaluable willingness to teach helped me in more ways than I can describe and I will forever remember his generosity. Go Perl!!

  5. Russell Jones :

    Dave always brought fun and laughter to work. Thoughts and prayers go out to all knowing Dave was an amazing person to be around.

  6. Mark Schultz :

    I met Dave when the former Level 3 and Century Link teams were combined under our org in 2018. Dave and I came to be friends in a work sense and he joined me when I went to Big 5 to pick up a shotgun I had ordered. Later on when I described the recoil to him he gave me some mini shells and he would ask me from time to time if I had gone to the range to try them. I had not done it by the last time I saw him and now I wish I could tell him that they work well in that shotgun. I miss Dave and the fun and funny Skype chats and conversations we had. He had some great technical and tribal knowledge that are truly missed on the team. I only knew Dave for a short time but I feel the emptiness of the hole left by his loss.

  7. Mark and Alice Palmer :

    Dave was our dear friend and he and Christa definitely count as family. We shared a love of the stars and science fiction and our memories of all of us StarFest will be treasured. We love you and miss you, Dave!

  8. Lisa Ericson :

    Christa-
    Dave will be missed by all Whoever got to work with him, and enjoyed his sense of humor in the workplace. Thanks for sharing Dave with USWest/Quest/Centurylink/ Level 3. He will be truly missed.

  9. I was fortunate to enjoy Dave’s kind spirit and silliness at weekly yoga classes. He always had a smile and a joke -or 10- that made us belly-laugh, and he inspired us to try things – in yoga class and beyond – with a ‘can-do’ attitude. We have and will miss him. He lives on in our memories of him. Thanks, Dave, for sharing your light with us.

  10. I have worked with Dave for many years at Qwest/CenturyLink. I enjoyed working with him and that he always was willing to participate and share his technical expertise. Recently I got to share time at yoga classes where he always had a joke – as we said they were good -bad pun- jokes. We miss his smile and enthusiasm to learn yoga. Last night we did a pose just for him – it was one he was best at. I am glad I knew Dave. He will be missed.

  11. Dave was one of my favorite customers, who worked with my company’s products. We had weekly calls to discuss the status of our products at CenturyLink. The best part of these meetings was to get to know Dave and his bright, cheerful personality, and his wonderful sense of humor. I do believe Dave is one of the most intelligent people I have known, but in addition to his intelligence, he had a wonderful spirit and outlook on life. I learned a lot from Dave and enjoyed our one-off business calls that turned into learing about Dave’s love for stars, planets, reading, vacations, and the things he enjoyed in life. But above all of his loves that he mentioned to me, was his wife, who he adoringly spoke of and enjoyed spending his life with.

    Christa, my heart goes out to you. I wish you comfort and peace! We will miss Dave! He was definitely one-of-a-kind!
    God bless you and your family!

  12. Wayne Williams :

    It was with great sadness that I learned of Dave’s passing; please accept my heartfelt condolences.

    I worked with Dave since I started at Qwest 15 years ago. He was always easy going and had an exceptional attitude. I will miss discussing our BMW’s and will miss his genuine enjoyment of those discussions.

    Words are never adequate in moments like these. I will say though, that our hearts go out to you, and we will always remember the joyous memories that we are privileged to have in knowing Dave.

  13. Sareel Thiruthimmal :

    One of the best personalities i have ever known. Dave’s great mentorship helped me grow both technically and personally. Always taught me personal life and work balance. He will be missed deeply…

  14. Vlad Kislenkov :

    We have worked with Dave for only a short year – and he welcomed us at Mineral when former Level3/fTW team moved in in 2018. He did a great deal to bring folks from two companies together to form one team. During one of our conversations, Dave introduced me to a book called “Turn the Ship Around!”, which I really enjoyed – wish we had more time to discuss all the parallels between the book and our world.

  15. Arun Krishnaswamy :

    It was with great disbelief and sadness that I learned about Dave in our Yoga class yesterday. I have known Dave since the USWest/Qwest Wireless days and was very excited to see him take up Yoga recently, as we had so much catching up to do after so many years! I have always enjoyed his company, especially his dry sense of humor. I miss Dave very much. May his soul rest in peace!

  16. John Hildebrand :

    Dave,
    Thanks for all the great conversations we had during the short time we worked together. It was my great pleasure to have gotten to know you. You are missed my friend.

    John

  17. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of David. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3

  18. Barbara Jurgens :

    My sincere condolences to Christa and family. I met David only a few times and was so impressed with his wacky sence of humor and especially his love of Christa. I could see immediately that Christa had truly found her soulmate. Rest in peace David. Barbar

  19. Patty Hepplewhite :

    We first met Christa, who was a client at my gym. We hit it off and became great friends. When I lost my husband, Christa and Dave were there to support us, and we were fortunate to meet Dave when they took us out for an amazing dinner. Over time, and through the eyes of Christa, we have learned what an amazing, loving, generous man Dave was. We feel blessed to have a couple pieces of their amazing photography of some of the places that were special to them. Christa and Dave complemented each other marvelously, and we lived vicariously through their adventures! I know that Dave will be missed, and those whose lives he touched were blessed. We will always be here for you Christa! We love you! Patty and Madison

  20. His presence, intelligence, humor and passion for the things and people that he loved .. all will be sorely missed.

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