Ilene Marie (Plattner) Sedlmayr

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Sedlmayr, Ilene Marie (Plattner)
Predeceased by her father, Wally and
mother, Harriet. Born in Craig, Colorado
in 1942. Died in Arvada, Colorado
March 29, 2018. Arvada resident since
1953. Graduated from Arvada High
School in 1960.
Descendant of Pioneer Colorado Family
that includes Plattner Implement
company of Denver and Fort
Collins. Great Grandfather Nicholas
Plattner was a trustee of the Arvada
Presbyterian Church when
incorporated in 1908. Uncle Sam
Plattner was a member of Arvada's First
Volunteer Fire Department.
Our precious Ilene suffered for many
years due to the long lasting effects of
Lupus, diabetes,
pancreatitis, and heart failure. Ilene
was the strongest, bravest, most courageous
person anyone has ever
met. She never gave up no matter how
sick she was. Her children, and especially
her granddaughter,
meant more to her than anything else
in the world and no illness was going to
keep her from them. She
fought until the very end. She was
loved just as voraciously as she fought to
live and will forever be
deeply missed.
Ilene remained true to her Arvada
roots to the end. She was displeased
with the "Carpetbagger"
mentality exhibited by our city leaders
involving the land "deals" with developers
and the absence of
respect for the architecture when considering
new buildings around existing
historical structures and
the overall ambiance of "old town."
Ilene was firmly against new construction
in and around the
cavernous Leyden Coal Mine and
especially the old Dow Chemical Rocky
Flats area. She also felt
Arvada used other community to bully
our 150 year old sister city of Golden
into unwanted
concessions that could adversely affect
Golden's own old town historical
Ilene is Survived by her husband, Fred,
son, Jayc of New Orleans, daughter,
Summer Henriksen
(Peter), beloved granddaughter Bastienne
"Basie," all of Arvada, stepson Tom
(Sandy), stepgrandchildren
Mitchell, Kaitlyn, and Carrigan, all of
Parker. "True beauty is born through
our actions
and aspirations and in the kindness
we offer to others."- Alek Wek In lieu of
flowers please make
donations to either a local animal
rescue, ASPCA, or St Jude Children's
Research Hospital. Private
family services will be held at a later
date. "The very first Easter taught us
this: that life never ends and
love never dies." - Kate McGahan
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Apr. 11 to May 10, 2018