Joan Magill passed away in Denver on September 1, 2022, at the age of 59. Joan was born in Idaho in 1963 to Jim and Betty Magill. She grew up in Washington state and graduated from Seattle University with degrees in Nursing and Psychology.
Joan wanted to help those with PTSD and she earned an advanced degree in Psychosocial Nursing. She practiced in her field for 35 years, treating and advocating for veterans and civilians alike who faced past trauma.
Joan had a passion for life and living. She loved the outdoors and good food, and was accomplished at putting together gourmet camping trips with friends long before “glamping” was popular. Her enjoyment of nature included all seasons and she was an avid skier, runner and mountain biker. Joan enjoyed a good ghost
story and traveled to explore ghost towns. She loved all animals and cared for rescue birds. Those who spent time with Joan will remember her beautiful smile and compassionate spirit. Joan was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Joan was remembered at a memorial service on October 5th, 2022. Donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Rocky Mountain Refuge or a local animal rescue.
Marianne Timko, 77, of Arvada, Colorado passed away on August 31, 2022 at the Rocky Mountain Refuge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Timko, and is not survived by any known family members.
Marianne was born near Munich, Germany and came to the U.S. around 1982 and married Michael Timko. Her passions were her dogs, German food, and being an advocate for folks in recovery. She enjoyed computer work, gardening, cooking, and stating strong opinions on politics and social issues.
She had sixth sense about her that penetrated her conversations with you. She was intelligent and had a great sense of humor and her delightful German accent that added the punch to any punchline. She maintained an amazing attitude after years of pain of suffering with Arthritis in her hips and being housebound. Although her world was very small, she left a big hole in the hearts of those whose lives she touched. Cheri S.
Marianne was a tour de force! Blessed of God in power and grace. A great cook and good listener. And her opinion was hard to change. A big heart when she saw purity. I will miss her in the gardens of David. Steve T.
I learned a lot from Marianne, she was wise and an empathetic, caring person. She had a good sense of humor and was a unique and interesting person. Jonas C.
Marianne lived in a house that my wife and I purchased in 2008 so we've known Marianne for 14 years as a tenant and a friend. If we didn't hear from Marianne throughout the month we always heard from her when it was time to pay the rent because she wanted us to know that she had brought it over or taped it to the door and wanted to make sure that we knew she paid the rent. she was frugal in everything she did and fearless when it came to conflict. Marianne would sit on the front porch and once was heckled by a group of boys as she sat there holding the phone and dialed 911. She then verbally fought with these boys until the police showed up. You didn't mess around with Marianne. She was colorful in everything she did and will be missed. Jim H.
Patrick was born February 11, 1983, to Jim and Liz Frome Higgins. He joined big sister Kate in completing the Higgins family.
Patrick lived in Lakewood, Colorado, his entire life, attending Belmar Elementary, Creighton Middle School, and Lakewood High School. In his youth, Patrick’s choice of sports was baseball. His immense collection of baseball cards attests to his love of the game. His favorite team was the Kansas City Chiefs. He also excelled in basketball. In high school, he tried his hand at tennis. Patrick enjoyed the theater, starring with Kate in Fiddler on the Roof. Patrick was an enthusiastic fan of Star Wars and sported a Mandalorian tattoo. His favorite quote was, ”May the force be with you.” As an adult, Patrick had a talent for the culinary arts, having jobs in several restaurants.
Patrick passed on August 23, 2022. He leaves to mourn his death; his mother, Liz, his Aunt, Cleo deLaugerheim (Bruce), cousins Curtis, Travis, Joni. His father, Jim, sister Kate and grandparents preceded him in death.
Patrick will be fondly remembered for his good heart and his incredible sense of humor. His many friends will miss him. One friend said, “Patrick left this world much too soon.”
James "Mike" Roberson passed away at Rocky Mountain Refuge in Denver CO on September 14th, 2022.
James "Mike" Roberson arrived into this world August 23rd, 1972 with the odds against him. He was a hyperactive and super curious and intelligent boy that grew into a man with the same qualities of his youth.
As the saying goes, he never met a stranger. Although homeless, he was generous to a fault and would give the last of whatever he had to those less fortunate.
He touched many lives and those who had the pleasure of his existence will truly miss him.
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