Estes Park resident Zane Sullivan died at home on Sunday December 23, 2012. She was 82 years old. Zane Katherine Storozuk was born on July 29, 1930 in Virden, Manitoba, Canada. Her parents were Eli and Katherine (Borysko) Storozuk. On June 17, 1950 she married Frederick Sullivan at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Regina Sask, Canada. The couple moved to Denver in October of 1957 and to Estes Park in 1971. In Canada, Zane worked as a secretary at Mobil Oil Company. After moving to Denver she worked at Colorado Builders Supply and Fuller & Company Real Estate.
She and Fred later owned and operated a Tastee Freeze shop. After moving to Estes Park, they owned and ran a pool hall. Zane was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Church, the Estes Park Business Women’s Club and the Elizabeth Guild. From 1991 to 1998 she enjoyed her favorite job as a blackjack dealer at Otto’s Casino in Blackhawk, CO. Zane is survived by her children: Paul Sullivan and his wife Marsha of Jacksonville, AR, Susan DeLeon of Westminster, CO and Moira Sullivan of Idaho Springs, CO, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, brother Michael Storozuk of Edmonton, Alberta and sister Theresa O’Connor and her husband Thomas of Sydney, BC. She was preceded in death by Fred.
A message from Zane’s heart: “I am beyond grateful and wish there were words to express my thanks for the love and support of my children, friends and extended group of caregivers who have embraced me through a long illness. My family and the superb staff at Hospice of the Estes Valley have showered me with love, laughter and sunshine, as have dear, dear friends, neighbors and the faithful of my Church community. I have been gifted beyond anything I deserved and wish I could hold each and every one in my arms to return my love and affection.”
A Mass of the Christian Burial will celebrate Zane’s life on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Mountains or Hospice of the Estes Valley in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to send a message to Zane’s family.