Derrick Keith Brown

Born in Hot Springs Village, AR on July 23, 1973

Departed on March 18, 2017 and resided in Littleton, CO

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Derrick “Keith” Brown died in a motorcycle accident on March 18, 2017 in Denver, Colorado while on his way to work.

Keith was born on July 23, 1973 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He moved to Denver when he was 13 years old, and always considered the city home. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother. He made his wife laugh daily, and his eyes lit-up anytime one of his children was in the room. He and his brother were not only siblings, but best friends. He loved his mother dearly and still answered to her pet name for him - Boogaloo. Keith was dedicated to his immediate and extended family, and a friend like no other. Keith was a motorcycle technician and loved his work. He lived with passion for his family, friends and his work.

He is survived by his wife, Emily Hayduk; his children, Nassir Fanganello-Brown (18), Dominica Brown (16) and Lexie Hayduk-Brown (6 months); his mother, Geraldine Howard Montgomery (Johnny); his father, Londell Brown; his brother Brian Christopher Brown (Amber); three nieces, Ivee Smith (Tyler), Jade Brown and Kheana Brown and two nephews, Brian Brown Jr. and Kheshaun Brown; and numerous extended family members and close friends.

He is preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents and his beloved boyhood dog, Nicolas.

In lieu of flowers, education accounts have been set-up for each of Keith's children. Go to and use the following code(s):

Lexie's Account:Code# 73X-45P

Domnica's Account: Code# G1Q-A99

Nassir's Account: Code# 56A-95B

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Tonya Aucoin :

    Keith you were a great friend to me for the short 16yrs i had with you. You could always make me an my kids smile an kept us laughing. I wish we could have rode our bikes together at least one time so i had more memories to remember. I’m sorry to see you but ill see u again in heaven an we’ll ride with the angels. Love you bro. Until we meet again

  2. Thank God I knew you. You made My life wonderful. I will truly miss you.

  3. There’s so much to say about the bro you were to me…But the one word that sums it up is EXTRAORDINARY!!!! You gave me so much hope and prosperity, and I am eternally greatful to have known you. You will forever be a great memory in my life! ..You will forever be missed my brother, my friend.

  4. Bright Eyes :

    You were a great man, friend and brother. Your strength, dedication, loyalty and encouragement are all values that we all should have. You have always been there and you will live forever in my heart. Our talks and your phone calls are so very missed. My brother you are missed. Thank you for everything you have been to me and so many others. R.I.P. till we meet again. Forever in my memories and heart.

  5. Thomas A Schrah :

    I am so happy I got to have breakfast and spend the Sunday before with my buddy. I love him he is a true Bro.

  6. Milton Newborn :

    This is such a shock to me.I’ve lost so many of my bros in the last few months. Derrick and I had a special bond from the time we met.I remember telling him things that I wasn’t suppose to because I knew he was going to make it in the organization. R.I.P. Face you are missed already.

  7. Dogcatcher and Andrea :

    Well loved will be missed…so many memories…you left us while doing what you loved. It was good having you back in our lives. May God watch over you for your final ride Face. You will forever be that angel watching over your family..Andrea and I will always remember the race on Washington. I’ll never forget Face when you didn’t think I would make my first long trip with Dogcatcher to Kankakee. We will catch you on the other side my brother. 1♥

  8. Tricia and Roger Cousins :

    We have had the joy of watching your beautiful daughter Dominica grow up as she is best friends with our daughter Georgia. I’ve told Dominica many times I could not have picked a better best friend. We enjoyed listening to Dominica talk to her dad on the phone and laugh with him, we watched him as he beamed with pride as she played volleyball and we have seen the beautiful character of his children. Being known as a man who loved and cared for his children well, is a wonderful accomplishment!

  9. 1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. 5 God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. 6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts. 7 The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. 8 Come and see what the LORD has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth. 9He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. 10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

    RIP my friend.

    Psalm 46:1-10

  10. You were a true friend. You always made me smile and encouraged me. I will always love you and the memories we shared.

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