Susan Skeie-Melvin, 63, passed away at her home in Estes Park, Colorado, on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Susan was born in Hays, Kansas, October 25, 1958. Her parents were Randy and Verjean (Jacobs) Skeie. She was raised in Boulder, Colorado, and remained in Colorado, throughout her life. Susan, also known to some as "Sky", graduated from Boulder, Colorado's Fairview High School in 1977, where she was an accomplished athlete in Track and Basketball. She still holds the standing Long Jump Record for Fairview High School at 18 feet, 2 inches, and received the title of "Most Athletic" her Senior year. Susan attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, and also received a full athletic basketball scholarship to Colorado Mesa University, in Grand Junction, where she graduated with a degree in Recreational Therapy. She married Loren W. Melvin on June 26, 1982, in a beautiful mountain ceremony near Rollinsville, Colorado. After graduating from college, Susan worked for various organizations to help elders and those with special needs. She brought her love of sports into those jobs by helping to create various events and activities to help them thrive. Susan was a Volunteer Fire Fighter for the Lefthand Fire Department, and a Volunteer Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army during the Holidays. Susan was known for her love of family, her passion for trout fishing, and was a dedicated fan of the University of Colorado Buffs football team and the Denver Broncos. In addition, she enjoyed spoiling her grandkids, fishing, camping, fishing, hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, fishing, cross country skiing, fishing... She had an infectious smile and sense of humor, that quite often left people feeling like they'd done 100 sit ups from laughing so hard. An example of her sense of humor is that when someone would trip or fall, she would ask them if they'd like to see how they looked doing that, and then would imitate the fall herself; causing hysterical laughter. Susan is survived by her husband, best friend, and fishing buddy, Loren Melvin; her children, Brad (Amber) Melvin; Darin (Katie) Melvin; and grandchildren Aden, Grace and Colton Melvin; and Lily and Bear Melvin. She is also survived by her sister, Laurel Skeie (Edward) Huesers of Lyons, Colorado; her brother, Craig (Rhonda) Skeie of Pinetop, Arizona; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Cindy Martinson and her parents Verjean (Jacobs) and Randy Skeie. Susan will be deeply missed by all who love and laughed with her. For those who have special memories and would like to leave online condolences, please visit: www.AllnuttEstesPark.Com
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I would like to offer my condolances to all of Susan's family for your loss.
I met Susan at Colorado Mesa University (Known as Mesa State College in our day). She was always friendly, humorous, and kind. My wife Cheryl, and Susan were good friends from Fairview High School and were both athletes together in high school and in college.
Susan will be missed.
I am sorry for your loss, and the World seems a bit smaller and less cheerful without her in it.
Please accept my condolances for your loss.
Kindest regards and sympathy,
Joseph A. Russell