Obituary: Kenneth Blue
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January 27, 1961 - August 3, 2017
Ken Blue was born in Greeley, Colorado. He graduated from Arvada West High School in 1979 and from Carroll College in 1983 with a degree in liberal arts.
He was an IT professional working for EDJ, Accumen, and Benfield-Blanch before joining the Contra Costa Library system. He made lifelong friends wherever he worked.
Ken was an active member with the Human Rights Campaign and the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was an early volunteer with the Stop AIDS Project. He loved Colorado, and, especially, the Rocky Mountains. He enjoyed hiking and climbing. One of Ken's favorite things to do was to be lost in a good movie for two hours. He appreciated film and was very knowledgeable about it. "Giant" was his favorite movie. He was a big fan of "The Simpsons" and also of the original version of "Dallas." He was a big aficionado of the music of Carole King and Linda Ronstadt. Debra Winger was among his favorite actresses. Ken had the gift of conversation and had something of value to add in any situation.
Ken had a big heart, was a good listener, and source of advice. He was an incredible son, brother, and friend. He is missed greatly.