Parker, Caroline, Owen and Sophie Lofgren

Parker W. Lofgren

Parker William Lofgren was born April 9, 1969, in Palm Springs, Calif., to William "Bill" E. Lofgren and Jean Kronenberg Lofgren Rittenour. He was raised in Portland with his sister, Carrie Jean Lofgren. He attended Ainsworth Grade School and graduated from Jesuit High School in 1987. He graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs in 1991 and received a Master's in Economics from the University of Washington in 1996. He then continued his education by becoming a chartered financial analyst.

Parker Lofgren was a founding partner of St. Charles Capital, considered one of the foremost boutique investment banks in the Western United States. Parker was an outstanding father, husband, brother, son and uncle to his family. An active member of the Denver Country Club, he enjoyed running, golf, squash and tennis. He was an expert and graceful skier as well as an adept fly fisherman, and went on serious fishing trips with friends. His open personality, resilience and exceptional character and integrity made him a special friend, leader and mentor to all who knew him. He was active in the Denver community and completed several terms in leadership roles on the board of Summer Scholars and the National Kidney Foundation. He was a true friend both socially and philanthropically to Denver. His kindness, ability to listen, and generosity made him a special person.

Caroline Feuerbach Lofgren

Caroline Feuerbach Lofgren was born June 26, 1966, in Larchmont, N.Y., to Dr. Frederick and Mary Jane Feuerbach. Caroline grew up with four sisters, Kathy, Hildy, Maria and Chrissy and a brother, Freddy. Caroline attended Chatsworth Elementary School in Larchmont, N.Y., and graduated from Mamaroneck High School. She then attended the University of Vermont graduating in 1988 with a degree in business. Caroline went on to work as a senior professional with AON Risk Management prior to leaving the business world to focus on raising her family. She was a competitive tennis player, runner, skier, and accomplished pianist. She was smart, vibrant, beautiful, and had a generous soul. She was an avid reader, and great conversationalist. Her quick wit, strength of character and glowing personality endeared her to all, she was everyone's best friend. She was actively involved in Owen and Sophie's school, St. Anne's Episcopal School. She was a tireless volunteer for Girls, Inc. of Denver, The Colorado Symphony and Historic Denver.

Parker and Caroline met while they were both working in the insurance industry in Denver. They were married on Sept. 9, 1995. Their son, Owen Parker Lofgren was born in Denver on Nov. 8, 1998. A daughter, Sophie Jane Lofgren was born April 24, 2000. Together Parker and Caroline lived for their children. Owen was Parker's little guy and they were the best of friends. Sophie was the sparkle of her parents' eyes, both children were loved more than words can convey. The family lived in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, and spent much of their vacation time visiting family on either coast.

Owen and Sophie Lofgren

Owen at 10, and in the fourth grade was a radiant young man, "a little Parker" with a genuine sense of humor, a keen intellect, and a mischievous nature. Owen was smart, funny, and successful at school. He played the piano, loved baseball, lacrosse, swimming, golf and skiing. He was also very passionate about Legos and spent many happy hours constructing things.

At 8, and in the third grade, Sophie was already an accomplished musician much like her mother, but with the violin. She also loved to swim, ice skate and ski. Everyone wanted to be Sophie's friend. She was loyal, loving, easy going and quick to laugh.

They are survived on Parker's side by Parker's mother, Jean Rittenour of Portland, and stepmother, Mary Shaver Lofgren of Portland., Parker's father, Bill Lofgren, and stepfather Ralph Rittenour died in 2006. They are also survived by Parker's sister, Carrie Lofgren of Portland; stepsister, Corie Riser and her husband, Chris of Portland; stepsister, Kari Rittenour and her husband, Colin Stacey of Portland; stepsister, Signe Eyre and her husband, Rich of Encinitas, Calif.; and stepbrother, Peter Rittenour and his wife, Mari of Portland. On Caroline's side she is survived by her father, Dr. Frederick Feuerbach of Lenox, Mass.; Caroline's mother, Mary Jane died in June 2008; Caroline's sisters, Kathy Feuerbach of Jamaica Plain, Mass., Hildy Feuerbach and her husband, Scott Folger of Rockport, Mass., Maria Dempsey and her husband, Lou of Weston, Conn.., Christina Fedolfi and her husband, Charles of Brunswick, Maine, Caroline's brother, Dr. Frederick Feuerbach III and his wife, Renee of Larchmont, N.Y.; 17 nieces and nephews, Isabele and Ellie Riser, Solveig and Sigi Stacey, Cecil and Vivian Rittenour, Jaken and Bronwyn Eyre, Nicholas Feuerbach, Garrett and Emmett Folger, Luke and Jack Dempsey, Leo and Anna Feuerbach, Giancarlo and Greta Fedolfi.

Parker, Caroline, Owen and Sophie were loving people whose generosity of spirit and intense passion for living set a standard that we should all embrace. Their boundless energy and unconditional love have touched all our lives deeply. The Lofgren's extended themselves effortlessly to both friends and family - a family woven from many threads.

As we move forward, we carry with us the profound example of lives well lived and souls well loved. To honor their memory, we must live each day in the manner that Parker, Caroline, Owen and Sophie would - with an adventurous spirit, a kind and open heart, vitality and joy, and the strength to carry on.



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