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Anita Christine Lorenzen Spring (Kris) was born in 1935, to Herman and Lucia Lorenzen, in Lemon, South Dakota. She died of brain cancer on Good Friday, April 3, in Littleton, CO. Kris was preceded in death by both parents and a brother, Werner. After the family moved to Sutton, Nebraska, Kris graduated from Sutton High School, attended college in Kearney, NE, for two years, and received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley, CO. She married Don Spring in 1957, and they had a daughter, Keli. They later divorced and she went on to receive her Master's Degree in mathematics and taught high school math in the Denver area until she retired. However, after retiring from teaching, she worked three jobs at the same time including, Real Estate agent, H&R Block taxes and a bookkeeper for a familyowned plumbing shop for 19 years. Kris was very involved in the community and gave much of her time and money to many of her favorite charities. She loved playing bridge and also duplicate bridge, which took her to many different cities for competitions. She loved the opera, symphony and plays. Kris traveled extensively and probably visited all the continents. She lived in Lakewood and Littleton, CO, for 47 years. Kris leaves behind her daughter, Keli Nelson, of Phoenix, AZ; her friend of six years, and ultimately her caretaker, Vern Collins, two sisters, Paula (Gary) Dodson, Maryville, TN; and Rosemary (John) Anna, of Denver, CO; many nieces and nephews and step-nieces and nephews. She was loved by many friends and relatives and will be greatly missed.

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