Helen passed away peacefully at home on August 4, 2019. She was born in 1943 in Evanston, Illinois, and was the daughter of William Alfred Nott and Elizabeth Inez Nott. She has left behind her children, Margaret Momina Hinojosa (Anthony) and Mary Huong Mai; grandchildren Mackenzie, Marcus, Alexander, Aubrey and Aaron; sisters Janet Nott Holdsworth, and Virginia Nott Huddle (Joseph). She earned her BA in education at the University of Kansas and her MA in education from the University of Colorado. Margaret owned and operated Nott’s Travel and Cruises for 38 years, was a member of PROST, Cherry Creek Republican Women, the Aurora Forum of Republican Women, and was a member of Montview Presbyterian Church.
Donations via check (made to WINGS OF HOPE) may also be mailed to Maureen Shul, WINGS OF HOPE, 8404 Brambleridge Drive, Castle Pines, Colorado 80108. Please notate in memory of Helen Margaret Nott.
John was born on November 8, 1949 in Denver, Colorado and John remained a lifelong Colorado resident. He grew up in Denver as the third child of Glenn and Eleanor Trotter. John’s father tragically passed away in 1963. John’s mother Eleanor remarried Don Richards when John was 15 and John developed a close bond with Don. Don was a man that John loved and admired very much. John went to stay with his Uncle Clint and Aunt Helen in Jackson, Wyoming for an extended period of time in 1966. This stay in Wyoming would prove to be one of the most transformative events in John’s life because it was during this time that he met Glenda Larkin. John and Glenda were married on April 4, 1970 and spent the first years of their marriage in Golden, Colorado until John was drafted into the US Army in June of the same year to fight the war in Vietnam. John served with distinction in the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge in 1976.
Upon returning from service, John and Glenda continued building their life together in Golden, Colorado. John went back to his job at what was then called Coors Porcelain, a company that he would eventually work at for 38 years. John and Glenda moved to Grand Junction in 1981 with their three children. John was very active in the community. He is a past member of the Grand Junctions Lions Club and served on the boards of both Hilltop Community Resources and the Mesa County Workforce Center. After retiring, John and Glenda spent their time chasing the sun in search of 70-degree weather. They traveled in their motor home to Yuma, Arizona during the winter months and to Star Valley Ranch in Thayne, Wyoming during the summer months. The rest of their time was spent at home in Grand Junction. John was an avid golfer and he loved his adventures in the sun because they allowed him to golf throughout the year. These trips were not just about golf though, John and Glenda developed tight bonds with many people in both Yuma and Star Valley and John cherished the camaraderie he experienced with his fellow 70-degree-weather chasers. John was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March of this year. Although, he fought this dreadful disease with his signature courage and tenacity, it ultimately proved too much for his body to bear. John will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
John is survived by Glenda, his wife of 49 years; his daughter and son-in-law Minde and Rick Harper and their two children Jac and Sam; his son and daughter-in-law Matt and Morgan Trotter and their two children Madison and Cohen; his son Chris Trotter and his partner Chad Mayrose; his 100-year-old mother Eleanor Richards; and his three sisters Marylou Garscin, Sharon Baldwin, and Cindi Groen and their families. John was preceded in death by his step-father Don Richards and his grandson Peter Harper.
Donations via check (made to WINGS OF HOPE) may also be mailed to Maureen Shul, WINGS OF HOPE, 8404 Brambleridge Drive, Castle Pines, Colorado 80108. Please notate in memory of John Trotter.
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WINGS OF HOPE was privileged to participate in this year’s University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Benefactor Recognition Dinner. The annual event is held to celebrate the impact philanthropic support is having for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. The event was held at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and attended by over 500.
Special thanks to those who have and continue to support WINGS OF HOPE. Your generous support is having an impact and making a difference in the ongoing pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
WINGS OF HOPE founder Maureen Shul and Director of University of Colorado Cancer Center Dr. Richard Schulick
Ricker/Cunningham CEO Anne Ricker and CU Office of Advancement Assistant Vice Chancellor Allison Krebs
The 4th annual Kingsbury Open was held at Bear Dance in Larkspur, Colorado, with all proceeds going to pancreatic cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. For more go to EVENTS.
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In July 2017, WINGS OF HOPE awarded three $50,000.00 grants to University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers and physicians involved in pancreatic cancer research. For more on the grant recipients and their projects go to NEWS.
WINGS OF HOPE recognized at the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s official unveiling of the Benefactor Wall at Anschutz Medical Campus. For more on this event go to EVENTS.
WINGS OF HOPE is proud to award three $50,000 grants to University of Colorado Cancer Center physicians and personnel involved in pancreatic cancer research. The research proposals approved by WINGS OF HOPE involve (1) Aldehyde Dehydrogenase as a Potential Target in Pancreatic Cancer; (2) Patient Derived Tumor Organoids to Identify Effective Drug Combination Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer; and (3) Identification of Therapeutic Liabilities in the Mutant p53 Transcriptome. Information on the recipients will be announced at the formal grant award presentation later this year. Pancreatic cancer remains one of the deadliest cancers, with a 5 year survival rate less than 5 percent. Every dollar matters in this effort, and we thank all WINGS OF HOPE supporters for their continued generosity in making these research grants a reality.
WINGS OF HOPE for PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH was formed in February 2012 by Maureen A. Shul after losing her mother and brother within months of one another to pancreatic cancer. The non-profit foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding for the ongoing research, clinical trials and treatment of pancreatic cancer patients at the Pancreatic Cancer Research Program at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
Pancreatic cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Of the most commonly diagnosed cancers, pancreatic cancer is the only one with a five-year relative survival rate in the single digits, at just 6 percent. This survival rate has not changed in the last 40 years.
By 2020 it is anticipated pancreatic cancer will rise from the third to the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. (based on projected changes in U.S. population demographics and incidence of death rates).
With no early detection tools, effective treatments or adequate funding for research, the rapidly rising threat of pancreatic cancer urgently demands an increase in awareness and research funding.
Founded out of grief, driven by purpose and in pursuit of making a difference, WINGS OF HOPE for PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH is dedicated to
- Accelerating the research
- Providing the most advanced treatments
- Finding the cure
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