Sunday, September 12, 2010

Colette Baumann Krol, ADCD Board Member, Passed Away

Colette Baumann Krol: October 22, 1971 - August 29, 2010

Colette Baumann Krol passed away on August 29, 2010. Colette was born October 22, 1971 and grew up in Boulder. She attended Columbine Elementary, Centennial Jr. High and Boulder High. In her early years she was an accomplished pianist, a competitive gymnast and a member of the Boulder High Pom squad. Following graduation from Metro State, she lived in Denver and later moved to Portland, OR. She used her creative talents as a graphic designer, an event planner and a project manager.

Surviving are her husband, Michael, their children Sophia, age 5 and August, age 3, her parents Jerry and Sandra Baumann of Durango, CO, brothers Greg of Urbana, IL, and Paul (Jennifer Sundt) of Boulder, CO, many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Peter, and nephew, Brady.

Colette’s philosophy was, “I’m not dying of cancer. I’m living with cancer.” Her favorite quote during her fight with breast cancer was, “Don’t wait for the storms to pass; learn how to dance in the rain.”

Colette’s oncologist wrote the following, which speaks for those who had the honor of knowing and loving her: "Colette was one of the most beautiful, inspiring, positive women I have known in my life. Her grace and dignity throughout her fight with breast cancer was extraordinary. She truly was loved by all of the staff from the front office to the chemo nurses and of course very much loved by me. I think of her often and consider her an angel with me as I work to fight breast cancer in other women. I will miss her."
A celebration of her life will be held in Portland in October.

Donations may be made to her children’s college funds: Sophia and August Krol; Account #: 0QF-730297; Payable to: National Financial Services; 110 West A Street, Suite 1800, San Diego, CA 92101.

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