MIKE DE CHADENEDES
JAN. 6, 1952 – OCT. 27, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Mike de Chadenedes announces his passing on October 27, 2021. Mike is survived by his wife and best friend of 43 years, Patti; their three loving children: Renee (Ben), Paul (Ashley), and Michele; his three grandchildren who endearingly knew him as “Champa”: Everett, Kennedy and Louis; his mother, Janice; brother, Peter (Jeanette, daughters Jamie and Elizabeth); and sisters: Marcia and Andrea. He also leaves behind a loving community of friends and clients. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Guy de Chadenedes.
Mike was born on January 6, 1952 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma to a military family and lived in many places, including Germany. When Mike was in middle school his father took a position at NORAD and the family settled in Colorado Springs. Mike, like his father, loved the Rockies and never wanted to leave. Mike lived in Colorado the rest of his life.
Mike was a graduate of Wasson High School in Colorado Springs where he was on the wrestling team and played the bass in a garage band. He attended Colorado State University and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, where he was affectionately known as “Dushane” and “Duck”. With a degree in finance, Mike went on to a successful career as a valued and respected Certified Financial Planner for 45 years.
With Patti, the love of his life, at his side, Mike embraced civic responsibility to his community by serving as President of the Greenwood Hills Homeowners Association, a representative on the Greenwood Village Parks, Trails, and Recreation Commission, a Greenwood Village City Councilman through four terms, and represented the City on the Board of the Greenwood Athletic Club Metropolitan District. Mike also served as President of the Greenwood Village Foundation and was a gubernatorial appointee on the Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Board.
Mike, an exceptional artist himself, held a deep appreciation for the arts and was an active enthusiast and archivist of rock music. He fostered a love of both art and music in his children, along with sports. He enjoyed playing soccer but was even more captivated by coaching and watching his children and grandchildren play the game. Mike also played tennis and golf and was a Denver Broncos season ticket holder for 45 years.
His happiest days were with his family, on the soccer fields, in the backyard gardening, and on the beaches of Cabo.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
– Robert Frost
A Celebration of Life for Mike de Chadenedes will be held on Saturday, November 20th at 5:00 pm at Palazzo Verdi in Greenwood Village: 6363 South Fiddler’s Green, Suite 100, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
Please share memories and pictures of Mike by emailing his family at Memories.of.Mike.D@gmail.com