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Sunshine & Shadows

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:37
I am so sad to tell you all that long-time square dancer Roy Ratzlaff passed away last night at the Veteran's Home in Monte Vista.  His recent heart surgery just took more out of him than he could overcome.  Doris has a large family around her, and we send her our thoughts and prayers.  Andrith

Scott White Roy was also a long time caller! I took Mainstream lessons from him 24 years ago. He taught a lot of people in the San Luis Valley to square dance!

Roy Ratzlaff passed away last night.  Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Doris and Roy's family.Doris and Roy are this years recipients of the 2017 Lloyd Shaw award.  As most of you know, the Lloyd Shaw award was going to be made early at Roy's bedside, which now can't be done.  The award will be presented at the Tumbleweed dance on April 23rd, as originally planned. Boone
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 15:37

Bill passed into God's hands on January 27, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado surrounded by his wife, Beverly; daughter, Lori; son-in-law, Roger; grandson, Michael; and grandson-in-law, Michael Paris.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 19:59

Obituary

Martin William "Bill" Christensen, 83, died on January 27, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He was born on November 30, 1933 in Nebraska to Oscar Seigfred and Mary Charlotte (Thomazin) Christensen.

Martin worked as an insurance claims manager and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a longtime Peyton resident.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly "Bev" Arline Christensen; a daughter, Lori (Roger) Swanson; his grandson, Michael Swanson; and his granddaughter.
http://www.thespringsfuneralservices.com/obituary/Martin-William-Bill-Christensen/Peyton-CO/1697099#obit-memories

Memorials

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 07:50
sympathy gift stone wherever a beautiful soul has been 2      Our deepest sympathies and prayers for healing broken hearts are sent to the Family of Dave Guille as they mourn the loss of Kevin and Darcy Guille's 9 year old daughter Ruby Guille . She passed away on April 22nd from complications as she underwent a cranial correction surgery . Ruby was a Ukrainian orphan who's chances of ever having a happy loving family were likely not possible until Kevin and Darcy learned of her and adopted her. It is comforting to know that her short life was enriched by the love of the entire Guille family and many friends.
There will be a memorial service for her on Monday May 8th at 10:00 am
Element Church at 600 E Carlson St Ste 201, Cheyenne, WY 8200 Phone: (307) 635-1316
Kevin and Darcy Guille (parents) 5705 Kennedy Drive  Cheyenne WY 82001
Dave and Gail Guille (Grandparents) PO Box 2243  Cheyenne WY 82003
Friday, 27 January 2017 13:01
Saying good bye to a friend today with a celebration of life for Marcia Langdon with our square dance family - just a few photos - I am working with our webmaster on our ColoradoSquareDance website to set up a page for Memories we can share our adventures in life with Marcia Langdon - we hope our square dance family will share photos, stories we can share with her family - I think we can all agree that we are going to miss "Marcia Smiles" - these are just a few of the photos we wish to share - more info will follow and look forward to seeing what is shared - her laughter will be missed
Friday, 27 January 2017 12:56
To all Marcia’s dear friends and loved ones, please know that we have been thinking about you all the entire day as you celebrate the life of our amazing friend.  She will be missed by many, but I can’t help but think that she will always be on a dance floor with us, because we all know that dancers that play together, stay together! Linda
Friday, 27 January 2017 12:54
On Sunday, January 22nd we celebrated the life of Marcia Langdon with a service, a pot luck & a dance. I think she would have liked it. We laughed, we cried, we ate, we danced & we smiled, oh how we smiled. Special thanks to Dan Pantano, Charlene Hein & Senda Griswold for all of their hard work to put together such a memorable afternoon. Also grateful to Debbie Steinkirchner for such amazing touching music during the ceremony, her husband Ron for his scripture reading. Almost 200 people were there, she had touched so many lives. Jeff Palmer & Debbie Steinkirchner then joined me for a tribute dance for a couple of hours. Mitchell Thompson did a great job cueing as well. I need to thank so many others for their time & energy in set up, cleaning, serving, hugging, but I won't put out a list of names for fear I would forget someone & hurt their feelings.
I am going to miss that smile, that laugh, that energy, that explosion of joy that was my friend, Marcia. Here is the poem that I (Bear Miller) ended the service with:


.Into the freedom of wind and sunshine
We let you go
Into the dance of the stars and the planets
We let you go
Into the wind’s breath and the hands of the star maker
We let you go
We love you, we miss you, we want you to be happy
Go safely, go dancing, go running home
Ruth Burgess
Friday, 27 January 2017 12:46
Marcial Langton Collage