Obituary: Julie Margaret VanSciver
March 1, 1974 – May 12, 2013
Julie Margaret “Meg” VanSciver, 39, of Silverthorne, CO and Golden, CO, and formerly of Boulder, CO and Philadelphia, PA, passed away in Lakewood, CO, May 12, 2013. She leaves a loving family behind, including her fiancée, Christopher Webster of Golden, CO; parents, Carol M. and Joseph B. Van Sciver III of Philadelphia, PA; sister, Carolyn Armstrong of Orlando, FL; brother, Joseph B. Van Sciver IV and sister-in-law, Katherine Olson of New York,NY; and three nieces. Meg was a graduate of Philadelphia’s William Penn Charter School before going on to Lehigh University and receiving her BSME degree. She received her ME and MBA at The University of Colorado. Meg was also a graduate of the US Peace Corps; she served in Tanzania. An adventurous spirit, Meg enjoyed all that the Colorado outdoors had to offer. She was an avid paraglider pilot and a member of The Rocky Mountain Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association; she hiked, skied and biked avidly. She competed in triathlons regularly with her brother, Jay. She was also an accomplished swimmer and diver. Meg travelled the world and provided her expertise in many different sectors. She worked in fiber-optics and Telecom in addition to founding her own business, Vanland Real Estate and Investments, LLC. Meg believed firmly in the work of non-profit organizations. She worked with Engineers Without Borders for two summers in Rwanda and recently began work at Africa Aid. Meg did more in her 39 years than most people do in a lifetime and made many friends all over the world. She entertained and endeared herself to all she met with her dry sense of humor and incredible joie de vivre. A memorial service will be held at the Sunshine Amphitheater at the Flagstaff Summit above Boulder, CO, on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10:00 in the morning. A second memorial service will be held at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, PA, on Friday May 24th, also at 10:00 in the morning. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Meg VanSciver to the William Penn Charter School, Africa Aid, or the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, CO.
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