Shirley A Harkness (Rohr)

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Harkness, Shirley A (Rohr)
1939 - 2013
74, a long time resident of Arvada, died peacefully, September 14th at Lutheran Hospital. Born August 28th, 1939, in Ness City, KS. Survived by children; Christine, Cheryl (Kirk), Gary (Rebecca), stepchildren; Thomas III (Carol), Steve, grandchildren; Kelly, Amy, Merissa, Tommy IV, Jake, Sami, Abby, Ashley, Cameron, 6 great-grandchildren & numerous nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Thomas Harkness Jr., sister Velma, brother Vern, & stepdaughter Karen. Shirley was a professional dancer, instructor & former owner of Carlyle Studio of Dance. She was a long time active member of St. Anne's Catholic parish & was involved in Altar & Rosary, Confirmation, Spaghetti Dinner, making burrito's for St. Anne's Bizarre, & numerous other church activities. She was very active in school & community activities, serving as PTA president, Cub & Girl Scout leader, Cotillion teacher, Harvest festival & pageant judge. She was also a member of the Red Hat Ladies Society & a long-time Broncos season ticket holder & avid fan. Among many, some hobbies included, reading, writing, traveling, theater, bowling, roller skating, skiing, reunion & cheerleading activities with former classmates, & professional nanny & taxi services for her kids & grandkids. She most enjoyed socializing with friends, family activities & spending time with her grandkids. Burial at Mt Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary. Sign condolence book at .
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Sept. 23 to Oct. 22, 2013