Denver - Sean Ramsden of Denver CO originally of Madison WI, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on September 27, 2014. Sean deeply loved skiing and experienced the world's most amazing slopes as an athlete and coach. Some highlights of his many accomplishments include: 1993 Individual GS NCAA National Championships and 2 Time First Team NCAA All American. He served as Executive Director / Alpine Director for Team Summit from 2002 - 2010 and most recently found incredible personal and professional satisfaction working with the U.S. Paralympic racing team all the way to the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia and beyond!
Sean received a degree in History from the University of CO and continued to pursue this interest as he explored culture, sights and sounds everywhere he went. His love of history, personal athleticism, international travels and knowledge-seeking of all sorts gave Sean a unique perspective and wisdom. His compassionate, kind-hearted, fun-loving spirit made him an excellent friend, teammate and teacher both on and off the slopes.
Sean was a citizen of the world whose home base had become the mountains of Colorado. He enjoyed visits to the Midwest which was also home, and especially loved spending time with his nieces and watching them grow. He has been blessed with many wonderful friendships too numerous to name and considered himself fortunate in this. He appreciated those who loved him more than words could ever say.
Sean will be missed by many and has truly left a lasting impact on those who knew him. He was preceeded in death by his father Alan Ramsden, Aunts and Uncles: Geraldine / Frank Brander, Vincent Ramsden and Gary Jaekel. Sean is survived by his mother Sharon Jaekel, step-father Ron Smith; sisters Kris (Charles) Teasdale and Audra (Nelson) Ferreira; Nieces Cierra, Hannah, Ashley Teasdale, and Giulia Ferreira. Aunts and Uncles; Barb Jaekel, Kenneth (Alice) Ramsden, Ron Ramsden, Paul (Kathy) Ramsden, Dean (Jane) Ramsden, Gary Ramsden; step-siblings Nola (Roger) Stanley, Tim (Kath) Smith, Dan (Patti) Smith & many step nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
A Memorial Service will take place Saturday, October 4th at Asbury United Methodist Church (6101 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705) at 1:00 p.m. A light reception and time to visit will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the U.S. Paralympics Team.