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It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Kathleen Barney on Monday April 8th. She died peacefully at home after a brave and lengthy battle with cancer. I’m sure that it comes as no surprise to those who knew her that Kathleen remained positive and pleasant to the end, never losing her sense of humor.
Kathleen began her career at UCAR working in the Finance Department in 1999. She transitioned to an Administrative Assistant in ACD in 2000, and then to the Advanced Study Program in 2005.
Outside of work, Kathleen was an avid photographer and she loved to garden and to sing. She sang for several years with the local a capella group Sound Circle. Kathleen was also a talented seamstress and created personal, one-of-a-kind outfits for weddings and other special occasions.
Kathleen is survived by her loving partner of 15 years, Robbie Staufer, and by her friends and family. Kathleen will be dearly missed by her many friends at NCAR.
A celebration of her life will be held Friday, April 19th at 3pm at Columbine Unity Church, 8900 Arapahoe Rd. A reception will follow.