Brigitte Luft (1939 - 2014)

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Brigitte Luft
was born in
on Oct 7th,
1939 and died
March 2nd,
2014. She was
the daughter of
Rosa and Karl
Gruber and the
sister of Ursula.
She studied to
be both a cook
and a pediatric nurse. In
the late 1950s, she met
and married Oswald
Luft, and gave birth to
Thomas. They immigrated
to the US in 1961
and she later gave birth
to a daughter, Christine,
in 1963, finally settling in
Arvada, Colorado in 1964.
She learned English from
neighbors and the TV,
and worked in the health
field her first years in
Colorado. Brigitte drove
a school bus for Jefferson
County for 20 years, she
always wore an
interesting hat--
for the past 15
years, she had
been working at
Coors field during
the Rockies'
home stands.
She was diagnosed
with Multiple
Sclerosis in
her early fifties,
spending the
past two years in
a wheelchair.
She learned to water ski
in her 30s and to snow
ski in her 50s. She loved
to laugh, bake, garden,
crotchet, read, sew, and
watch Ice Skating. She is
survived by her sister Ursula,
her niece Ulrike, her
daughter Christine and
her son Thomas. She was
a gentle, kind person and
will be deeply missed.
Donations should be
made to the Multiple
Sclerosis society.
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Mar. 12 to Apr. 10, 2014
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