Elise  Kind

Obituary of Elise Kaye Kind

Elise Kind was a great story- teller, an avid reader, a dog lover, a business woman, an accomplish writer, and a teacher. She and her father, Henry Kind, operated a road construction business, working in Wyoming and Northern Colorado building roads and bridges.

Elise was born in Fort Collins, CO, lived most of her life in Loveland, CO, where she attended school then earned her teaching degree and a master’s. Early in her career, she taught at Bill Reed Middle School in Loveland and then decided to earn her second master’s in reading at Denver University. After graduating from DU, she started teaching at Franklin Middle School in Greeley, CO, where she remained until her retirement. She taught History, English and was a school librarian.

She was a lover of dogs, she owned and showed several breeds; English Bulldogs, Westies, English Cocker and her Tibetan Terriers. She was an AKC Breeder of Merit for Tibetan Terriers and loved showing her dogs in conformation and performance events. For many years she was the newsletter editor for the Tibetan Terrier Club of America and the Rocky Mountain Tibetan Terrier Club. She was an active member of both the Buckhorn Valley Kennel Club and the Greeley Kennel Club.

Other interests including shopping for clothes, shoes, scarves, jewelry and going to restaurants with friends. She loved reading, had an extensive library, would share book reviews and share stories.

She will be missed by her beloved TTs, family, many friends from school and dog community.

She is survived by cousins; Mary (Stettler) Haugen, John Kind, Edna (Kind) Benware and Robert Kind.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Henry and Helen (Terlinden) Kind and a cousin Karen (Stettler) Costabilo.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Tibetan Terrier Health and Welfare Foundation

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