Memorial services set for Gretchen Goodwin |

Memorial services set for Gretchen Goodwin

Daily News staff report

Services will be held Thursday for Gretchen Elizabeth Goodwin of Leadville, who died Nov. 1 in a car accident. She was 26.

Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Church of Denver at 4101 E. Hampden Ave. in Denver. Services will follow at 2 p.m.

Goodwin was born in Findlay, Ohio, on June 16, 1977, to Kim Creighton Flynn, now of Highlands Ranch, and Michael R. Goodwin of Huntington Beach, Calif. She graduated from Highlands Ranch High School and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder.

She traveled extensively in Central and South America and was an avid snowboarder, competing at the local, regional and national levels in boardercross and halfpipe. She finished in the top three at the 2002 USASA National Snowboarding Championships in Mammoth, Calif., in both boardercross and halfpipe.

Friends said that wherever Gretchen lived and worked, she left behind countless friends and acquaintances with the memory of her constant optimism, infectious smile and thirst for life. Among those she leaves are friends in the Leadville, Boulder and Denver areas.

She is survived by her parents, stepfather Patrick Flynn; sister Chelsea Goodwin; brothers Dustin Goodwin, Connor Flynn and Christopher Flynn; grandparents Dave and Sharon Creighton of Findlay, Ohio, and Jack and Dorothy Goodwin of Seymour, Ind; great-grandmother Margaret Moninger of New Freeport, Pa.; longtime best friend and companion Devin Reed, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins throughout the country.

In lieu of flowers the family requests people send donations to the scholarship fund in Memory of Gretchen Goodwin, The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, P.O. Box 697, Breckenridge, CO 80424.

– Daily News staff report

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