Aspen, CO ColoradoAnother beautiful, caring and loving member of our community has left us at much too young an age. Sheila Saghatoleslami passed away at her home in Aspen on Friday, Oct. 12.She was born in Alexandria, Va., on Feb. 20, 1966, and moved to Aspen with her family in 1974. She attended Aspen schools and graduated from Aspen High School and CSU in Fort Collins.Although small in stature, she had a personality that would fill the room. With a heart just as big, she would help out local charities, as well as any one of her numerous friends. Little She-She was an energetic fireplug with a quick wit, and with a clever play on words, she could turn any dull setting into instant fun. She was also a talented artist, which was one of her favorite passions, and a very creative person, who could look at things from a different perspective. She also enjoyed skiing and ice skating.She is survived by her parents, Sirous and Ruth, and sister Susan; her dear boyfriend, John Spence; her beloved beagle, Sophie, and her other adopted dog, Emet. She is also survived by her grandmother Ameneh Fatahi; uncles Ebrahim, Soleiman (Ida) and Amir Seghatoleslami; aunt Roya Nesva; uncle Gregory (Kathleen) Smith; aunt Janet (Tom) Kolson; uncles James (Noreen) Smith; aunt Julianne (Philip) Brandenberg, aunt Kathleen (Robert) Kopczynski; uncles John and Robert Smith; and many, many cousins and friends. She will be dearly missed by all.There will be private services for family and a celebration of life for her friends at the Aspen Elks Lodge at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome at the Aspen Pitkin County Animal Shelter, 101 Animal Shelter Road, Aspen, CO 81611; or the Elks Lodge Scholarship Fund, Elks Lodge No. 224, 510 E. Hyman, Aspen, CO 81611.
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