Celebrating the life of Gerda Buhrmann-Haley
Beloved wife, daughter and sister, and cherished friend, Gerda Buhrman-Haley died on
March 9, 2010 after courageously battling cancer for over a year.
Gerda was born Oct 20, 1962 in The Netherlands, where she graduated with a degree in Hotel Management in 1981. Stationed in Jordan from 1986-1990 Gerda loved being a flight attendant for The Royal Jordanian Airlines. She moved to Colorado Springs in 1991 after visiting her sister, Anneliese many times, and became the General Manager for The Olive Branch restaurant and then she started her own business providing bookkeeping and office management services for small business. Her clients adored her.
What kept this travel-loving adventuress grounded in the Springs was meeting and marrying the man of her dreams, Carl Haley in 1997. She and Carl lived the good life, traveling frequently, hiking and biking throughout the country, entertaining at their gracious home they lovingly remodeled, and creating a vast social network of people who loved spending time with them. Gerda was the perfect partner for Carl: supportive, loving, lots of fun, and she embraced his Colorado Springs family with open arms. Gerda also enjoyed gardening, cooking, dining out, playing hostess, and spending a lot of time with friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, Father Gerardus Buhrmann, and her sister Marian Plooster-Buhrmann; and is survived by her: husband Carl Haley; mother Anneliese Buhrmann-Heyne of the Netherlands; sister, Anneliese; brother-in-law, Craig and nephew: Jerry Kemper of Colorado Springs.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to:
LMSarcoma Direct Research Foundation
2758 E 44th Place, Tulsa, Ok 74105
There are still many fighting to survive leiomyosarcoma and you can help by visiting their web site and making a donation to help Research.
Gerda will always be remembered as a beautiful, loving and extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest.
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