Caring community helps woman in need |

Caring community helps woman in need

Bill and Sara Fisher
Gypsum, CO, Colorado

Last spring, Margorie Johnson was diagnosed with front temporal dementia, a debilitating disease, which changed her world forever. Margorie’s family came to our valley from Michigan to find the help Margorie needed and to sort out her affairs. From then to now, community members up and down the valley have stepped up to lend their support and their help in every way imaginable.

On Margorie’s behalf, we extend our thanks to the wonderful and caring individuals who gave their all to help Margorie and her family: Doreen Constatine and Danaleigh Powers with Eagle County Adult Protective Services, the staff and officers of the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office; Terry Simpkins and the Eagle Police Department; the Eagle County court clerks and the Honorable Judge Moorehead; Inga Causey; Mary Abbett, our nurses and the Vail Valley Medical Center; Narda Reigel; Deb Baldwin; Kathy Dunn-Lewis; Peggy Jensen, Jeff Shroll and the Gypsum Town Council; Budget Car Rental; SilverLeaf Suites; Brad Ghent at Dollar Car Rental; Joan Harned and Barb Hogoboom at Team Black Bear Real Estate; Matt Donovan at Vail Honey Wagon; Jody Daniels at GH Daniels; Nick Kern at The Paint Bucket; Michael Koenen at Mountain Electric; Soo Dawson and the Vail Daily; Randy Wyrick and the Vail Mountaineer; Mert the locksmith; the folks at KZYR; Karen Simon and the board of the Vail Valley Charitable Fund; Kara Heide and Vail Resorts; Habitat for Humanity; Chupa Nelson at RA Nelson; The Thrift Shop; Columbine Market; Gypsum Fire Department; Tara and Chris; Paul Duprey; all the outstanding people who volunteered their time; Saul, Beth, Andres and Antonio Morales; Shari, Marlene and Keith Maurer; Bobby Gates and friend Stephen; Valerie Kesler; Ashely Martin; Matt; Jorge; Yadera; Kenneth; Carmen; Patty Davis; Terry Thissen; Jennifer Wright; Sara Hall; Jay Taylor; Ruth Berglund; Greg Johnson;everyone who attended the estate sale; all who made monetary donations and the entire Red Hill neighborhood.

Margorie is doing well and now resides in an out-of-county nursing facility. Our last visit found her happy, physically healthy and settled in. Margorie likely will never regain her memory, but she enjoys each day and the people who care for her.

Thank you, Eagle County, for showing your love for our dear friend.

Bill and Sara Fisher


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