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November 5, 1978 November 9, 2020
Annie left us on Monday, November 9, 2020. During treatment for leukemia, she passed away from complications while in the hospital. She was born in Denver, Colorado at St. Anthony Hospital on November 5, 1978 to Mike Schepers and Gayle Graham.
Annie graduated from Falcon High School with academic and athletic honors in 1997. Annie and Brian Kurtz were married on November 16, 2002 and stayed in the Colorado Springs area to start their family. Annie is survived by her loving husband Brian, daughter Emma, daughter Ashley, daughter Kiley, mother Gayle and her brother Micheal.
Annie has impacted countless lives through her coaching, mentoring and teaching. She was passionate about the safety and the wellbeing of everyone. She was a fierce advocate for those in need, as well as those she loved. Her selfless and compassionate nature created a welcoming environment for everyone around her. The numerous kids, parents, and coworkers that had the opportunity to know her loved her and loved working with her. She was a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant in District 49, a Kidpower safety Instructor, and an extraordinary basketball and volleyball coach. However, her most treasured role was as a loving wife to Brian and an amazing mother to her children. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Hiking, boating, camping and laughing at Impractical Jokers kept Annie centered. She was devoted, caring, kind and genuine. Annie ensured all voices were heard and left a powerful, enduring legacy. Live Like Annie!
Join us live on Facebook Live for a Memorial Service Safe Celebration:
Friday November 20,2020, 3:30 p.m. MST
1. Log on to Facebook
2. Go to search glass or search bar and type in "Falcon Live"
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Kidpower of Colorado Springs, 719-520-1311

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The Gazette on Nov. 19, 2020.
Memorial service
03:30 PM
Facebook Live type in "Falcon Live"
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11 entries
November 24, 2020
I haven’t seen Annie in a long time but I have no doubt she was the same person I knew all those years ago. You didn’t have to know her well to know who she was. The world is little worse off without her and my heart goes out to the family for their loss.
Jason Ingraham
November 22, 2020
I have no idea how many woman there are in this world but I could have not asked for a better one to be be the mother of my grandchildren. I love her and will miss her so much.
Mark kurtz
November 20, 2020
You are in my heart and prayers, Brian❤
Terry Hekkers
November 20, 2020
We are all so thankful that Brian found Annie. She was a blessing and joy to all who encountered her. We will love & miss you. #LiveLikeAnnie
Kelly Anderson
November 20, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family of the dear friend who supported me in the most difficult time of my life. In loving memory of a beautiful soul and wonderful person. You are loved and are greatly missed. Love you always, “Scheperson.” Your one and only “Yamadason.”
Stacey DePoilly
November 20, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Marie-Ange Hultengren (Angie)
November 19, 2020
Even though we didn’t get to see each other after we both left Memorial, we never really lost touch (thank you FB). But the memories we made will always be there, my angel friend. All those days working in L&D triage... you were my lifeline. You always had my back. I still love looking at pics of you and Brian... talk about an example of an amazing love... you guys set the bar pretty high. I’m sorry you never got to meet Scott in person, but we will meet again, my friend. You will always be in my heart. ❤❤
Adi Patterson (Felt)
November 19, 2020
Incredible that’s what she was, and so very very loved! My heart pours this love to her husband, girls, Mikey and her precious Mother, My Gayle Lynn.

Stanton and Linda Abell
November 19, 2020
We definitely enjoyed some laughs playing Falcon BBall!!! Live Like Annie.
Kim Crescenti
November 19, 2020
I will always remember talking sports with her in the cafeteria and how excited she was when recaping the girls volleyball and basketball games. Annie was a wonderful lady and will forever be missed. Live Like Annie.
Vern Mckeal and family
November 19, 2020
Our Hearts are heavy with sadness . #LIVELIKEANNIE
Leslie Cramer
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