Christy Lee Garrison Ordway passed away on 2/8/2019 after a hard fought battle with breast cancer. Born in 1955 in Denver, CO, she attended Alameda High School and earned her Bachelors degree in Child Psychology at Metropolitan State College of Denver. She met John Ordway in 1973 and married on Christmas Eve, 1976. Among her many careers, Christy worked as a dispatcher for the Lakewood Police Department and as a flight attendant for Frontier Airlines. Her many volunteer roles included Girl Scout troop leader and President for the PTA at Shrine of Saint Anne's Catholic School in Arvada.
Christy had a passion for travel, visiting exotic places like Tahiti and the Mediterranean, and enjoyed fine dining. Her patronage for the arts was shown in her membership to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, spanning several decades. She had an active lifestyle, enjoyed skiing, hiking, and spending time with her friends across the country. Her love for her grandsons knew no limits, and she spent much of her later years exploring Colorado with them.
She is survived by her mother Dolores Garrison (Las Vegas, NV), her husband John (Arvada, CO), her daughter Kathryn Ordway (Lakewood, CO) and son-in-law Chris Howell, and grandsons Kyle Garrett Howell and Grayston Ordway Howell. She was preceded in death by her son Kyle Ordway and grandson Cayden.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Christy's memory are most welcome to the Kyle Ordway Memorial Foundation at the Keystone Science School. http://weblink.donorperfect.com/Ordway
Her love for life, courageous spirit, strength, and beautiful smile will always remain in our hearts.
Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Aspen Mortuaries, 1350 Simms Street, Lakewood, CO 80401.
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