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Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

7777 West 29Th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO

OBITUARY

Kimberly Statham Ringen

July 18, 1977May 28, 2017
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Kimberly Statham Ringen, “Kim” 39 years old, resident of Denver, Colorado passed away, May 28th 2017 from non-small cell lung cancer. Kim was born in New Jersey on July 18, 1977, the daughter of Susanne Badawi. She grew up in Margate, FL. Kim married Davin Ringen on November 8th 2008 and is survived by her husband, older sister LaRoux Klein and twin sister Michelle Calderbank, niece Sophia Calderbank, and nephew Clayton Eggan. Preceded in death by Kim and Davin’s son, Haakon Ross Ringen.

“Wife, fashionsita, runner, fly fisherman, sister, lung cancer advocate, daughter, artist, oncologist, writer, crazy chicken lady, animal lover, friend, champion, cheerleader of others, and the ultimate underdog”

Kim received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Colorado State University then completed an internship at Kansas State University where she met her soul mate Davin, followed by a medical oncology residency at the University of Missouri from 2007-2010. She then practiced in Denver, Colorado at VRCC as a veterinary oncologist from 2010 until her diagnosis in 2013.

She fought a 4-year battle against stage IV non-small cell lung cancer, with grace and tenacity. During this time, Kim not only advocated for herself and was very active in her medical treatment options; passionately encouraging others to think out of the box. She was an inspiration for other lung cancer survivors to do the same. Kim was the most vibrant person that could light up any room with her infectious smile and has truly changed the face of lung cancer.

Kim's memorial service will be held on Monday June 12th 2017 at 11:00 am with reception to follow at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery located at 7777 W. 29th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

We are also asking that in lieu of flowers, please choose a charity donation to one of the foundations that meant a lot to Kim.

Lung Cancer Colorado Fund: https://uch.thankyou4caring.org/lungcancercolorado

Chris Draft Family Foundation: http://www.chrisdraftfamilyfoundation.org/

Kim Ringen Translational Oncology Award: A college scholarship in honor of Kim started by her peers. Below are the three ways to donate to the scholarship 1) https://www.Giving.missouri.edu 2) 573-882-0548 to give cc information over the phone 3) Can mail checks to W210 Vet Med Building Columbia Mo 65211 attn Kim Bussard

Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary, Cemetery & Arboretum, Wheat Ridge, CO.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Service Monday, June 12, 2017

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Susanne Badawi

July 18, 2019

Please phone me that you got my message the first one Susanne Badawi 720 South Dan 416888b 720 941-6888 her birthday is today Thursday, July 18 she would’ve been 42 she is 40 do well she could be 12 in heaven or 24 chilling the people that are nasty to her mother that I am glad to be in hospital UCL university been in and out of hospitals for the last year because of mold infestation in the property I live that and no hot water for three years what if they get that dignity or the deity Courthouse Square 901 W. 14th Ave., Apt. 413, Denver, CO 80204 yeah evicted blew the whistle on their dump to city violations no hot water for three years mold in bathroom to city violations do you think the city health department had anything to do with me getting a Vic did

Lisa Boland

June 25, 2017

Davin, thinking of you always. Kim was a true gem & had you by her side so strong giving her wonderful loving support. I will never forget her & will pray for your healing.

Kathy Weber

June 17, 2017

Sweet Kim, words can never express the amazing impact your life has had on me so many others. Thank you for being so pure and honest. The amount of compassion and strength in which you attacked life was and still is so inspiring! You will be missed dear friend!

Dear Davin, Michelle, LaRoux, and family,
I can't imagine how your souls ache. I pray that you find comfort and strength in the beautiful joys and memories you all shared with Kim.

Fly free my sweet friend

June 16, 2017

Dear Davin, So very sorry you have lost Kim. May you find strength and peace. Love, John and Nancy Balkowitsch

stacie knapp

June 14, 2017

Davin, Michelle and LaRoux,

You put together an amazing memorial for Kim. What an amazing tribute that captured her so beautifully. I kept expecting her to walk in, her presence was so palpable. I'm sending so much love to you all. XOXO

Anne-Marie Baird

June 13, 2017

Kim, you touched the lives of so many people. Your light, your love and your beautiful spirit will never fade. You will remain an inspiration, always.
My thoughts are with Davin and all the family.

Monica and Jim Anthony

June 12, 2017

You entered our lives over four year ago. We didn't realize then what a blessing it would be to have you and Davin as our next door neighbors. We were able to witness something truly amazing! Everyday as you faced your illness with determination and strength you showed the rest of us what it means to be alive and to never take this special gift of life for granted. We will truly miss you Kim. But you spirit lives on in our little corner of the world. Every time we hear your chickens sqawk or see the beauty of the flowers in your front yard or hear Petey greet us we will remember you. Your spirit lives on Kim! Thank you for sharing you with us!

Susanne Statham Badawi

June 11, 2017

My dearest Kimberly
you meant the world to me,as you already know. as my tears fall since you left me.
" the soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears " Laruel Burch ".you are my angel in heaven looking down upon me.
when I left your room you said mom don't worry.I replied I won't.
you are a gift I will always cherish.
your life and your wisdom was beyond your years
tomorrow we go celebrate you again.
until we meet again in heaven.I will yearn for you.
when talking to others about you I still call out Kimberly Michelle laRoux I guess that will never change.
until we meet again I will close I love you. Your lovely mother

Neil Burris

June 10, 2017

Kim left a trail of love in her footsteps - for all beasts, even us humans.

Marge Baack

June 7, 2017

Kim's sweet smile and endless energy will live on in all of us and I can only hope we will do her memory proud! She was an amazing light in this world and we love the family so deeply and send our hugs and healing thoughts their way!

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