Silverthorne woman dies at 49 |

Silverthorne woman dies at 49

SILVERTHORNE – Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rocky Mountain Bible Church in Frisco for Lisa K. Ruggs of Silverthorne, who died Tuesday in Vail. She was 49.

Ruggs was born May 2, 1953 in Swindon, England, and moved to Texas in 1957. She graduated from the University of Texas with a major in interior design and a minor in architecture and was certified in ASID, the American Society of Interior Designers.

She married Bruce A. Ruggs on Feb. 14, 1990 in Keystone; Ruggs lived in Key West Farms near Summit Cove for four years before moving to Frisco for nine years and then to Silverthorne last year.

Lisa Ruggs owned and operated Frazell Designs in Summit County for 13 years, specializing in large custom homes, some of which were featured in Colorado Homes and Lifestyles magazines.

Ruggs, an avid hiker, also enjoyed downhill and Nordic skiing, rafting and scuba diving, as well as travel to Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and the western United States. She also enjoyed photography and painting.

Friends remember her as outgoing, positive, filled with joy of life despite a 16-year struggle with breast cancer, a Christian woman, animal and nature lover, devoted wife and a champion of the underdog.

She is survived by her husband, her father Duane Schultz and brothers Gary and Rusty, all of Sherman, Texas; brother Roger of Plano, Texas; in-laws Max and Charlotte Ruggs of Blackwell, Okla.; grandmother-in-law Ima Stewart of Ponca City, Okla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, including Jodi Norman of Kremmling and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Schultz.

Interment will take place at the Frisco Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Ruggs’ house at 1172 Palmers Dr. in Silverthorne at 2:30 p.m.

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