Deanna Call
Deanna Call

Obituary of Deanna Lynn Call

Deanna Lynn Call, 52, of Elizabeth, passed away on June 6, 2015. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Ponderosa Valley Funeral Services. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015, 4:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 34200 County Road 17, Elizabeth, CO 80107. Deanna was born in Orange, CA, to her parents Dick Bradshaw and Lynn (Porter) Elliott. She grew up and remained close to her brother Dean with her parents in Southern California and they later moved to Everett Washington with her mother and her Australian stepfather Paul Elliott. Deanna loved her parents and loved hearing about her parents sailing adventures and never missed an opportunity to give her mother a hard time by saying “I live on a sailboat in the Caribbean.” J She had close bonds with her cousins, aunts and uncles, and most especially her grandmother Virginia Forsmo who she would spend countless hours ‘hanging out’ reading books. Deanna loved to read…she would read anything and everything…everything. Prior to joining the military Deanna traveled on her own to Australia and spent time traveling the country and meeting Paul’s family who welcomed her with open arms. She always had fond memories of that trip and would later return but it was one of the highlights of her young adult life. Deanna later joined the U.S. Air Force where she served and retired after 20 years of service. During her first assignment to Beale AFB, CA, Deanna met Tom who she would later marry and remain married for 28 years. The bond between Deanna and Tom could not have been stronger as they loved each other dearly. After three months of marriage the Air Force sent Tom to Korea for a year on remote assignment but they were reunited in 1988 and traveled on assignment to Berlin, Germany. Deanna loved Berlin and would travel to East Berlin on occasion. The assignment came at a historic time during a period when the Berlin Wall fell. More importantly, Deanna gave birth to her first child Tyler in Berlin. She was a wonderful mother and she loved being a mother. She would later have two beautiful daughters, Shannon and Reagan. Shannon was born during assignment to Maryland near Washington D.C. and Reagan during assignment to Alice Springs, Australia. Deanna was a devoted mother and adored her children. She would spend hour upon hour talking on the phone daily with each of them when she could. Most recently, Shannon would share her medical school adventures from Albany, N.Y. and Tyler his Navy experiences where he is currently assigned to Whidbey Island, WA. Hearing these adventures always made her smile as she relayed them to Tom, Reagan, Lynn and Paul. Reagan spent time nearly every day with Deanna these past few years comforting her and sharing their love for music, reading, and watching movies. Deanna had very special bond with all three of her children and was extremely proud of each of them and excited for each of them and their future endeavors. One of her most cherished things she loved was to get a yearly Christmas picture of the children and they never let her down trying to make that happen each year to see the smile on her face that they knew it would bring. Deanna battled the side effects of liver disease for more than 10 years and was always a trooper and had a positive outlook. The doctors and nurses always loved her joking manner in times of pain. She was more than loved by her family and friends and will be remembered as a bright star. We will miss her. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Donate Life, see Service Information
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Thursday June 11, 2015 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Ponderosa Valley Funeral Services 10470 S. Progress Way, #106 Parker, CO 80134 Text Details

Memorial Service

Friday June 12, 2015 4:00 PM Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints-Elizabeth 34200 County Road 17/21, Elizabeth, CO 80107. Elizabeth, CO 80107 Text Details
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