Katherine Rose Banzhaf

April 16, 1986January 13, 2013
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Katherine Rose Banzhaf, age 26, passed January13, 2013 in Colorado Springs, CO, following a tragic car accident. She was born April 16, 1986 in Plano, Texas to Walter and Rose Banzhaf. She grew up in Richardson, Texas and attended Hamilton Park Elementary, Apollo Junior High, Berkner High School, and had graduated from UCCS. She taught 3rd grade at Soaring Eagles Elementary School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Kate’s daily life revolved around her family and friends. She was active in Girl Scouts, Venture Scouts as well as in the marching band. She loved working at summer camps in Texas and California as a sailing instructor. She loved animals and always had a foster animal that she cared for. She loved to hike, climb and snow board in the Colorado Mountains.

Kate is survived by her parents; brother, Emil and wife, Jamie, nephews, Evan and Avery and niece, Charlotte; brother, George and wife, Rebecca; nephews, Simon and Davis; brother, Peter and wife, Sarah as well as her twin sister, Kimberly Banzhaf.

Kate was preceded in death by her brother Fred.

A Viewing will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at Memorial Gardens. A Visitation will be held Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.with the Funeral Service following at 2:30 p.m. at the Fellowship of the Rockies Church, 1625 S. 8th Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be sent to the Katherine Banzhat Memorial Fund @ ENT, Federal Credit Union, 123 South Weber St. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Samantha Waterhouse

January 15, 2014

You touched lives all over the world, Including mine! I will miss you dearly, sweet Kate.


January 13, 2014

Rose, Kim and family,
I just saw a posting today. I know that Kate touched many lives from here at Camp Rocky Point to teaching. She will be missed so much.

Lee Ann Erder

November 21, 2013

Dear Wally, Rose, Kim and family -- I have just learned about you losing Kate. Please accept my most heartfelt, belated condolences. She was an adorable package of joy, and will continue to be a light in my memory of those I have taught. Indeed, I share precious memories of your family in the lives and talents of both Kate and Fred. Please know that, over the years, I have always prayed for your family, and will continue to do so. May the promises of Christ console and keep you until His face is revealed.

Patty St. Louis

July 9, 2013

Kate, I especially miss you when I'm working outdoors, because I remember how much you loved nature and being outside, doing anything and everything! I can only imagine the glory you are enjoying in Heaven's "outdoors" you are missed so very much!

Jessica Sherbak(Holliday)

July 7, 2013

? I'm in love with you, and I miss you every day babe! Keep doing you in your garden in the sky! I can't wait to meet up with you again! ?

randi spring

July 6, 2013

i miss my best techer very very much she mad me simol the fris day i went to math class thak you fro bring her into this crazy wrould i miss her the first day she died i will rember her fro ever

Ray and Judy Feldman

March 1, 2013

Wally, Rose, and family,

Judy and I extend our belated sympathy to you on the death of your daughter Kate. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness.

May Kate be granted eternal rest, and my she shine forever in the Perpetual Light of Our Lord.

February 6, 2013

My prayers are with you and your family.

January 30, 2013

To the Banzhaf family. We were so shocked to hear of Kate's death. Please accept our sincere sympathy at her loss, taken so suddenly and too soon. We met Kate several times while she was in New Zealand with our nephew, Lincoln and found her to be very interesting to talk to and easy to get on with. We are thinking of you at this sad time. Love and hugs from Fran and David Aitken, New Zealand

January 30, 2013

Rose- my sincere condolences to you and your family for your enormous loss. Brenda from Starsmore