Lynn Padgett
1951 - 2021
BORN
1951
DIED
2021
Lynn was the middle daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Spoor. She is survived by her loving and dedicated husband Dave; children Juliet Sweet of Parker, Devon Padgett of Las Vegas and Piper Low of Westminster & 4 grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Patricia Horning and Sharon Gille. Growing up in Wichita, Ks. Lynn had many passions and interests. She loved to ride with her father to the oil fields where he would check on his producing wells and wildcat drilling activity. She also had a special gift for music, especially drums and followed this passion and became the beautiful and talented drummer for The Bird and the Worm, a Wichita band which acquired local fame. In these formative years she attended local Catholic schools: Blessed Sacrament; St. Thomas Aquinas; and Mt. Carmel Academy, graduating in 1969. In 1970 Lynn met future husband Dave on a Valentine's Day blind-date at Kansas University. Little did either of them know that the silly small talk they shared that evening, would result in a 46-year love story many would dream of, but few could ultimately match. They were married in Wichita at Eastminister Presbyterian Church on June 7, 1975. After two years in Wichita they decided a change of scenery would be good for their young family, so they packed up and headed west to Colorado to pursue new, but undefined opportunities. Lynn went to work for Michigan Wisconsin Pipeline in the Property Administration Department, the beginning of a multi-decade roller coaster career in and out of the energy industry that she loved. At the same time Dave transitioned from engineering to the oil and gas industry with a small exploration and production company. A multi-tasker before the term was popular, Lynn attended Regis College on a part-time basis, ultimately earning her BA Degree in Business, while balancing the responsibilities with Dave of raising and providing for their children. Filling the gaps during industry downturns, Lynn always found or created meaningful avocations to help others; from launching Pathfinders, a group for displaced professionals, to board positions with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon Project for emotionally disturbed teenagers. These philanthropic endeavors get to the core of who Lynn was as a person; someone with a big heart for others. Lynn never passed up an opportunity to help people in their trials and support them in their dreams. Countless lives that were changed through her kindness, enthusiasm, support, and generosity. During her 35-year career Lynn worked for a number of oil and gas companies, finally retiring as a Senior Land Advisor from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in 2014. At that point Dave and Lynn decided to trade their snow shovels for beach chairs and moved from Colorado to Sanibel, Florida. Unfortunately, in 2016 Lynn had her life turned upside down when she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, which she beat back over the following two years, when she was deemed to be 98% cancer-free. Next, she experienced a loss of balance and some infrequent stumbling incidents that she initially thought were related to neuropathy from the chemotherapy treatments. Initially misdiagnosed as a treatable condition called CIDP, Lynn's condition continued to deteriorate, and she and Dave sought out a second opinion. The Covid pandemic made that very difficult but eventually, the UCH in Denver bent the rules and in May 2020, the doctors told Lynn that she had Lou Gehrig's Disease, or ALS, a cruel and fatal condition with no treatment and no cure.

Published by Colorado Community Media on Jul. 3, 2021.
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Rosary
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Ave Maria Catholic Church
Parker, CO
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Celebration of Life
1:00p.m.
Casa Vallarta Mexican Restaurant
Aurora, CO
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Roxy and Greg Forst
July 9, 2021
We were very sorry to hear of Lynn´s passing we have many fond memories of our time together as neighbors in the pinery.
Colleen and Gary Dickinson
Friend
July 9, 2021
Cynthia J Cowing
July 5, 2021
Thinking of you, Pat, during this difficult time. Know that my heart and prayers are with you.
Nancy Winters
July 4, 2021
Thinking of you
Nancy Winters
July 4, 2021
Lynn played drums and I played guitar in a girl band we had together back in the late 1960s. She was funny, kind, creative, and I loved her dearly. I often think of her and our other girl band members, wondering where we all landed. May Lynn Rest In Peace. God bless her and your family.
Melissa Skaff Cohlmia
Friend
July 3, 2021
My Mom, My Angel. I love you forever!
Juliet Sweet
Family
June 30, 2021
Seems like just a "moment ago" I was babysitting little Juliet while you and Dave navigated being "newlyweds". I´m truly thankful for time shared with you, Dave and the children. Fly on dear Lynn...take flight with the angels
Susan (Padgett) Rabe
Family
June 30, 2021
I am at such a loss. She was always like a mom to me when we were growing up. I will miss her so much. R.I.P. Mom. I love you. Thank you for being there for me.
Tracey Totten
Family
June 29, 2021
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