Marsh: Thank for memories of daughter |

Marsh: Thank for memories of daughter

To the friends of Karen Sahn: I was overcome with emotion and gratitude on Aug. 18 as I looked out over a crowd of Karen’s friends and colleagues and tried to begin speaking.

You had all gathered at Aspen Highlands with the common purpose of honoring my daughter, who was once so full of life, passion for adventure, and love for her friends and family.

Some of you had been childhood friends, college roommates, track and cross country teammates, fellow ski patrollers and back country guides. Many of you traveled far to be with us.

For some of you, I knew your names but had not met you until that evening when you introduced yourselves.

The stories you shared of Karen were heartwarming and healing. Just as you gave Karen support throughout her long illness, you also gave my family and me support that evening and the courage to move forward and savor our memories of this talented and courageous woman who cherished all of you. 

Thank you.

Gene Marsh


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