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post #1 of 40
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It is with deep sadness and sincere condolences that I announce that one of our own passed from this life recently. Kay, beloved of bong, and friend to many of us, especially those with whom she shared a chairlift, a ski slope, or a bike ride, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 5th.

Kay (shown on the right here during Let's Go Colorado II with her Loveland pals and here second from the right next to bong) and bong had been together for six years, during which time Kay had grown to love living in Colorado, skiing the Rockies, and biking around them. This past ski season, she became a ski instructor, teaching never-ever kids at Loveland. She passed her Level I this past season and was looking forward to a summer of biking and a new ski season of teaching, meeting with Bears, and experimenting with telemark. She gave of herself to others, loved kids, and showed both with our family when we had the blessing of spending time together.

A family memorial was held in Oregon last week, and a Colorado memorial is planned in the future. We will announce the Colorado memorial here. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make contributions to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

We will miss you, Kay, but we will celebrate your life and those things that you loved. We love you, bong, we cry with you, and we're here for you.
post #2 of 40
My deepest condolences.
post #3 of 40
More great sadness. My thoughts are with you, Bong, and all of Kay's friends and family. I will treasure the brief times I have spent with Kay--good memories on the slopes of Loveland and Copper Mountain, the bike path to be Breckenridge, . . . .

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #4 of 40
Bong and Kay have been part of this community much longer than I. My sincere condolances for your loss, and regrets for my own, of not ever having enjoyed the opportunity to meet you both and enjoy a day on the mountain.
post #5 of 40
So sorry to hear this sad news, my thoughts and prayers are with you bong.
post #6 of 40
Oh my God! This is just terrible. Kay was one of the nicest women in Summit County.
The first time I met Kay, she and Bong had been out on a bike ride. She had fallen and broken a rib. However, after visiting the emergency room, she came along with bong to meet us. She was one of the most positive people I have ever met. Always looking on the brighter side of life, always willing to lend a hand to others. At any party, it was always Kay who stayed to help clean up. She gave unselfishly. It is just so terrible to see her go. We will miss you, Kay.
post #7 of 40
Sorry to hear of this sad loss. Bong, you have my deepest sympathies.
post #8 of 40
Sincerest condolences for your loss.
post #9 of 40
My sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy to Bong and everyone who knew Kay. This is really sad.
post #10 of 40
This is sad news indeed. Bong...may God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
post #11 of 40
I have never been shocked and cried at anything I've read on Epic........until today.

Bong, I am so sorry. Your loss can only be imagined. Kay was a delightful woman and it was obvious you two were so very happy.

Be strong for her. I know she loved you Very much.

post #12 of 40
I had the pleasure of Kay and bong's company both on and off the hill quite alot in the last two years. The news of Kay's passing came as quite a shock.

bong, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
post #13 of 40
My sincerest condolences to Bong and all of Kay's friends and family.
post #14 of 40
My deepest sympathies go out to bong and kay's family, friends, and acquaintances. May her star continue to shine brightly.
post #15 of 40
My thoughts are with all that knew and will miss her. Clearly, we have lost a good one.
post #16 of 40
I know how this loss is effecting some in our community. I am deeply saddened at the loss of this dear person.
Bong, ssh, I will continue in prayer.
post #17 of 40
Prayers and sympathies with you Bong...So sorry to hear of your loss..
post #18 of 40
Very sorry to hear about your loss Bong.
post #19 of 40
My thoughts are with you too Bong, may her memory live forever.
post #20 of 40
My thoughts and prayers go with you Bong.
post #21 of 40
It was wonderful to see how much Kay enjoyed her first year of teaching at Loveland. Her face would light up when she would talk about it. Her enthusiasm for skiing, biking and her family were amazing. I am so sorry, Bruce.
post #22 of 40
Very, very sorry to hear this.
post #23 of 40
Those who pass hurt no more

Those who are left bear the hurt

We share your hurt Bong in hopes that it is some relief to you.

My prayers are for you as she is already with God. I'm sure of that.
post #24 of 40

For my good friends Kay & Bong

I had the distinct pleasure of enjoying Kay & Bong's company on many days this season and am a much better person for it.

Kay took time from her life to ski with me while Bong was instructing and her positive outlook on life and ability to see the good in people rubbed off on all she knew I believe. I'm deeply saddened by the news and my thoughts are with Kay and with you Bong.
post #25 of 40

You and Kay are in my thoughts and prayers.

I've truly loved the times we skied and shared "pot lucks" with you and Kay.

A number of your collegues at Copper I have spoken with forward their thoughts too.

post #26 of 40
I am so saddened and shocked. What a terrible loss.

Bong, you are in my thoughts and prayers as is Kay - on whatever slope she's riding or skiing down now.

She was a lovely, wonderful person and she is very much missed.
post #27 of 40
Thoughts and prayers for both of you.
post #28 of 40
I have such happy memories of skiing with Kay and Bong this past season. Kay gave me tips to help me learn to ski powder and bumps and always had an encouraging word and smile to keep me going. My first run at Loveland this season will be made for Kay and all the good times. Bruce, take care, my friend...we're all with you.
post #29 of 40
Bruce, my thoughts continue to be with you. You know that whatever you need, Shawn and I are here for you. I remember all the good times we have had together. On snow, bikes, and the many good times around the dinner table. Remember too that in Kays own words. She had the best years of her life with you.
post #30 of 40
I'm so sorry to hear this news. Bong, I hope the agony is brief, the healing soon, and the sweet memories forever.
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