Kendra Lea Cunningham, former Vail Valley resident,1971-2011 |

Kendra Lea Cunningham, former Vail Valley resident,1971-2011

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Vail, CO Colorado
Kendra Lea Cunningham

Kendra Lea Cunningham, 40, passed away July 26 in Denver.

Born April 14, 1971, she and her twin brother, Tristiam, were the first set of twins born in the Vail Valley. She attended Battle Mountain High School, and was employed by Little John’s and WestStar Bank. With an adventurous spirit, she thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, including camping, jeeping, rafting, and all manner of things that living in the valley has to offer. As a kind soul and an avid animal lover, she often took in those in need of tender loving care.

It has been said, “If you were broken, she would fix you. If you were lost, she would help you find your way home. If you needed a home, her home was yours.”

Whether outdoors enjoying the mountains, or indoors rallied around the kitchen table, spending time with her family and friends brought her great joy.

She is survived by her daughter, Christina Ann Bernard (Stone) of Columbus, Ga.; granddaughter Ella, father Jim Cunningham of Marble; brother Travis Cunningham, of Denver; sister Beth Brugger (Brian), of Highlands Ranch; brother Tristiam Cunningham, of Denver; and nephews Hilton Cunningham, Tristiam Cunningham, Ethan Brugger, and Will Brugger. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janet Cunningham.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Private services were previously held. A celebration of Kendra’s life is planned for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Two Rivers Community Center, 80 Lakeshore Drive in Dotsero.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eagle County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 57, Eagle, CO 81631.

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