Kayla Ann (Bittel) Terry
Kayla Ann Terry, 33, passed away June 2, 2008, at home in New Castle, surrounded by her family.Kayla was born July 11, 1974, in Wheat Ridge, to Donald Joseph and Elizabeth Ann (Starvish) Bittel. She graduated from Platte Canyon High School in 1992, and attended Fort Lewis College.She met the love of her life, Timothy Terry, in Silt, and they were married in 1996 at Rifle Mountain Park.Kayla was an active participant in the Conifer Trail Dusters 4-H Club, and won many ribbons and championships in English and Western riding. She competed on the Jefferson County 4-H Judging Team, excelled in the United States Pony Club, and represented the Elk Run Pony Club in National Show Jumping Championships in Ogden, Utah, and at the Kentucky Horse Park; and loved the thrill of competing in dressage and cross country jumping courses. Kayla maintained her lifelong interest in animals, and gave riding lessons to local children.She enjoyed the outdoors and attending her children’s activities.Kayla worked in her large vegetable garden with her husband every summer evening, and produced canned vegetables, pickles, relishes and “killer” salsa, always having an extra jar for her friends.Kayla will be remembered as a loving and caring mother and wife.Her children, Brendan and Joe, were the light of her life.Survivors include her husband; children; mother; brother Galen Christopher Bittel of New Castle; sister Candace Alexandra (Scott) Littlejohn of Paonia; nieces Stephanie Alexandra Bittel and Jill (Nathan) Smith; nephews Austin Scott Littlejohn, Connor Weatherly, John N. O’Toole, Christopher Archer and Kale Smith; aunt Mary (Ronald) Lies of Denver; uncle Harold (Donna) Bittel of Albuquerque, N.M.; great aunt Mary E. Hart of Westport Point, Mass.; great uncle Richard J. Enos of Sarasota, Fla.; cousin Kathryn Enos of Hyannis, Mass.; mother-in-law Lois (Frank) Fief of Independence, Mo.; father-in-law Glenn T. (Tina) Terry of Wichita, Kan.; sisters-in-law Christi Terry (Randy) Weatherly of Park City, Utah, Stephanie K (John C.) O’Toole of Wichita and Kimberly Lynn (David) Archer of Marietta, Ga.; and many cousins and relatives.Kayla was preceded in death by her father.In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in Kayla’s name at any American National Bank branch.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the New Creation Church five miles west of Glenwood.
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