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Sad News

From: Ed W.
Sent on: Sunday, January 20, 2013 8:21 PM

Hi After Work Hikers,

Larry Sanders' wife Barbara passed away Wednesday.  Larry is a member of this Meetup and has attended many of our hikes and dinners after the hikes.  He is also the Organizer of South Metro Evening Hikers…Plus Meetup and the Colorado Adventure Group Meetup.  I'm sure many of you have met him.

Barbara went into cardiopulmonary arrest last Sunday, was unresponsive, and died Wednesday.  Larry sent me this note about Barbara:

We were married 37 years. Have 2 children. Having asthma, allergies and several autoimmune disorders herself, Barb became a physician and was an amazing Pediatric Allergist and Immunologist.  She was an enthusiastic outdoors-woman. Barb always preferred to tent camp, over RV, even to the end.  Before she became ill, she was a triathlete, backpacker, fly fisher, mountain biker, rock climber, canoeist, and would seek and try almost any outdoor sport! She was an amazing woman, wife, friend, mother, and physician! I will always remember something she said to me when we were backpacking in 1990. "The great thing about backpacking is you realize how little you need to be happy." What an amazing woman!!!

If you wish to contribute in memory of Barbara please donate to:


1201 Eye Street, NW, Suite 550B Washington, DC 20005

PHONE: (202)[masked]               [address removed]

In memory of Barbara Sanders

On behalf of the members of this Meetup, our condolences go to Larry and his family.

Ed White, Hike Leader & Organizer


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