Darsey Gordon Wells lost her battle with Leiomyosarcoma on September 20, 2013. Darsey was born on November 7, 1958 in San Francisco, CA and grew up in San Jose, CA and Columbus, OH. She graduated from Upper Arlington High School in Columbus in 1977 and graduated from Western State College in Gunnison, CO with a degree in history. Darsey spent most of her career working in the ski resort industry, the last 15 years with Copper Mountain Resort as a Conference Sales Manager.
Darsey remained in the Gunnison Valley for many years after graduating from Western State and was an accomplished kayaker, skier and lover of the outdoors. She kayaked many of the big rivers of the west including the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and loved skiing the steeps of Crested Butte. In the early 90s Darsey moved to Denver where she met her husband, Tom Wells. They have two sons together, Spencer and Henry; and Darsey was an awesome second mom to Tom’s son, Philip. Darsey and her family enjoyed many days together on the slopes; many nights sitting around a campfire; and particularly loved their vacations at the beach. In the past few years Darsey took up tennis and played each of her matches with the intensity of someone playing at the US Open. She also loved to garden, cook, read, and take her black lab, Gus, for walks at the Chatfield dog park. And as anyone who has spent any time with Darsey knows, more than anything, Darsey loved being with a group of friends, sharing a good bottle of wine and telling stories, laughing, and having a good time. She lived a great life and will be sorely missed by many.
Darsey is survived by her husband, Tom; her boys, Philip, Spencer, and Henry; her parents, Dave and Alice Gordon; her brother, Spencer Gordon; her niece, Kestrel Gordon; her nephews, Stephen and Drew Wells, and Josh, Zach, and Bo Ritter and many other loving relatives.
A celebration of Darsey’s life will be held at Copper Mountain Resort on October 12, 2013 from 3:00 – 5:30.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Darsey’s memory to: The Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation.
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