Anita Pauline Chleborad
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Anita Pauline Chleborad
  • May 30, 1944 - April 19, 2017
  • Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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Anita P. Chleborad, 72, of Wheat Ridge, Colorado passed away peacefully while visiting family in Phoenix, Arizona on April 19, 2017.

Born to Arnold and Doris Brenner of Brandywine, Maryland in May of 1944 she moved as a small child to Kansas City, Missouri where she was raised until her graduation with honors from high school in 1962. She attended the Junior College of Kansas City, where she was on the Dean's Honor Roll, and transferred to the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado in 1964. There she met her future husband Alan F. Chleborad and was married to him at St. Aidan's Episcopal church on October 23, 1965. Soon after, she graduated from CU to start a teaching career that ended with her retirement in 2000.

Anita worked as a teacher in the Denver Public School system for over 20 years. Over that period of time she taught nearly all subjects in over 6 schools from Elementary to High School. She loved teaching her students. Seeking to help her students embrace the future she created an innovative curriculum in Computers for DPS in the 1990's.

An accomplished musician, she played several instruments including the viola as a young woman and the guitar and dulcimer in her adult life. She loved to sing and sang often at church gatherings or services.

A parishioner of both Calvary Episcopal and St. John Chrysostom Episcopal churches, she was devoted to the service of God and participated in several outreach programs including the prison ministry, Kairos.

Anita is preceded in death by her father and mother. She is survived by her husband Alan, of 51 years, two children Adam (Phoenix, AZ) and Anne (Wheat Ridge, CO), her brother Fred Brenner (Las Vegas, NV), her sisters Coleen Barclay (Kansas City, MO), and Heather Collins (Clay Center, KS).

There will be a time for visitation at Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Pl., Boulder, CO on Thursday, May 4th from 4pm - 8pm. Services are being held at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 2425 Colorado Ave., Boulder, CO at 1pm on Friday, May 5th. Interment will follow the service at Mountain View Memorial Park, 3016 Kalmia Ave., Boulder, CO. The family invites friends to join them for a gathering following the interment at Crist Mortuary.

Memorial donations, in memoriam of Anita P. Chleborad, can be sent to the Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 96280, Washington, D.C. 20077, or you may donate online at arthritis.org.

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