We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Holt Family Funeral Home
Among family and friends on the morning of May 16, 2022, Steven Wayne Huskey (Commander) left this world behind to go home. After 20 months of fighting cancer, Steve has left his earthly body to put on his heavenly body like new clothing (2 Cor 5:1-2), and after almost 61 years on this earth, he finally got to hear those long sought-after words: "Well done, my good and faithful servant." His family will continue to celebrate and remember all the ways he lived his life towards the ultimate goal of reflecting and pointing others towards Jesus.
Born on May 24, 1961, Steve grew up in Cañon City, CO, and graduated from Cañon City High School in 1979. Cañon City is also where he met and married his wife, Debbie. Steve served in the Army for 4 years, spending a large portion of that time deployed to Honduras. After his military service, Steve spent the next 36 years serving his community as a police officer throughout Colorado, including the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Grand Junction Police Department, and eventually back in Cañon City where he retired as a Commander of the Police Force.
Steve was an active member of his church and community, embodying the command to “let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matt 5:14-16). Steve was known for his unwavering integrity, always leading by example. He followed every rule and law, as he would never expect something from others that he was not doing himself.
After Steve and Debbie raised two children into adulthood, they fostered and then adopted three more children. Steve’s passion for being a police officer was only surpassed by his passion for his family and his passion for the Lord. As a selfless father, caring husband, humble brother, kind son, and generous friend, Steve’s impact will continue to live on in the lives of those who knew and loved him.
Steve loved his pets, from former police K-9s to his current Mini-Aussie. Steve also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with family, and he was a member of the Christian Family Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers, and Fraternal Order of Police (Lodge 34).
Steve is survived by his wife, Debbie; children, Amanda (Jeremy) West, Scott (Kelsi) Huskey, Bonnie Huskey, Blake Huskey, and Andrea “Drea” Huskey; parents, Theodore “Ted” Huskey and Glenna Huskey; sisters, Kelly (Clift) Duncan and Glennette (Mark) Michalak; grandsons, Aiden, Camden, and Greyson; dog, Toby; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents, Chester and Evelyn Huskey, and Glenn and Gladys Locke.
If you knew Steve, you knew his life was centered around and pointed towards God. His life was proof that as a Christian, the goal is not about having a storm-free life, but a storm-proof life. And Steve knew the only way to have this abundant life despite countless adversities is by building his house on the “Rock” (Matt 7:24-27). Here are some resources Steve wanted in his obituary, as he thought about sharing the good news of the Gospel, even up until the end:
Please join us as we celebrate the life of Steve Huskey. A ceremony will be held on May 21, 2022, at 10:00 AM at Christian Family Fellowship in Cañon City, CO. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating the impact he had on those around him. Lunch will be provided following the service and a memory jar will be set up so that people can write about their favorite memories of him. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Christian Family Fellowship on Steve’s behalf; please put in the memo either the local Cañon Awanas Ministry or Connections Prison Ministry (online giving is only available directly with Connections Prison Ministries at https://connectionsprisonministry.org/give/).