OBITUARY

Soraya Formby

May 21, 1965May 10, 2018
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In Loving Memory of Soraya Formby: Soraya left us May 10th surrounded in love and friendship after a courageous battle against Cancer.

Born in Cairo, Egypt, she was lovingly adopted and preceded in death by her adoring parents: Walker Gerald and Fahima Amen Formby. "Fifi Fathi Mohammed" became our beloved "Soraya" just as unique as her name, we celebrate her and a life full of adventure, extraordinary friendships, wit, humor, style and courage.

Those blessed to know her knew she had an infectious, gorgeous smile, exotic beauty from her Egyptian roots and a zest for life to include skydiving.

Whether it be her passion for horses or her beloved pets she had multiple hobbies and passion in everything she did. From her Harley riding bad girl to the flower gardener and poet she had a diverse array of talents and friends from all walks of life around the globe.

From her life in Saudi Arabia attending school in Dhaharan or her boarding school experience at Stoneleigh-Burnham she made friends wherever she went. After her time at Chaminade University in Honolulu Hawaii and time at Denver Business College she graduated from Xenon International Beauty Academy in Aurora, CO excelling in being a hairstylist/artist for the past 15 years.

Always positive, creative and energetic she excelled at anything she put her mind to. She led an extraordinary life of travel and beautiful memories from skiing in Switzerland, adventures in the Middle East and her beloved beach time in Hawaii. She made diverse friends everywhere she went. She will be greatly missed and remembered by her Saudi Aramco "Brat" family and the multitude of beloved friends she made on her journey with us in a life very well lived.

A Lifetime of remarkable memories and friendships, she was loved by many. Generous to a fault and even sometimes her own worst enemy she did things her way in only a way "Soraya" that unique exotic beautiful soul could.

A celebration of life will be held in Soraya's honor on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 11:00 in the morning at Olinger Hampden Mortuary, 8600 E. Hampden Ave. Denver, CO 80231. A committal service will occur at Olinger Hampden Memorial Gardens at 12:00pm. Please join us in celebrating Soraya's life for a reception following the committal service at Olinger Hampden Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Foothills Animal Shelter in Soraya’s memory at https://foothillsanimalshelter.org/donate

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Candace Covnot
  • Julie Sawaya
  • David Horan
  • George Tracy
  • Steve Rush
  • JoAnn Bartel

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Bernie Amado

June 18, 2018

Met you during your college years in Hawaii and partying in Waikiki, your family condo, with mutual friends and just hanging at my place... you were a good friend with so much energy...you reached out to me years later as we hung out at the Trump Hotel on your vacation back in Hawaii then were there for me when my son, Lyle accidentally past away in 2015. You will be missed my friend, but I know you have reunited with your mom and dad now... a hui hou...till we meet again.

Mike Patterson

June 13, 2018

Soraya, how can I forget the first time we met on the Pan Am flight from New York on your first returning summer and I must say it was a blast. Then the Birthday cake you cooked that looked like an elephant had sat on it. This was the start to a great friendship throughout the years and though we did not talk often when we did it was like we never skipped a beat. I was glad to spend the time in Denver together, the laughs, the sorrow, and the love; I was also so glad You came to Phoenix the week before Christmas and you were plugged up tighter than clogged drain; I still laugh at all the jokes and references to the main event. You will be missed and in my prayers on Saturday. Love you Mike

Cristine Vassar

May 25, 2018

Soul Sisters: someone who fully understands you, like a soul mate, but of the same gender, like a sister, but with no blood relatives. I saw this definition and thought of my friend, the only woman with whom I have shared my childhood, my clothes, my secrets, my hopes, my fears, my anger, my sadness, my disappointments, and so much more. Among the many memories I cannot forget is our movie gag lines, horse competitions, Ms. Beeton, walkman fun, Brat parties, vacations, talks about our parents, Splatt, vacations galore, and as always....boys, boys, and more boys!!!! I HATE that your life was cut so short and I'll miss you more than you know. You were such a big part of my life. Rest in peace my girl. You are loved. You are my sister.

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