By Glory Weisberg
Ginger Underwood, a devoted supporter of the Denver Ballet Guild, was killed in an accident on I-70 on Aug. 12, driving to the mountains to see her daughter.
As fellow Guild supporter and Guild President Pam Gatz said, “Ginger was a presence, caring and willing to help others any time. She was also the history of the DBG and she kept us on track. It’s going to be hard to think of the Denver Ballet Guild without her.”
Just about every major Denver Ballet Guild function included Ginger, always facing crowds with a glorious smile and entertaining personality that was obvious merely by viewing photos of her. She chaired the 2010 Le Bal de Ballet Debutante Ball, served on the 2011 Madams & Martinis event committee, and worked on many other activities.
The late colorfully elegant woman was recognized by Cambridge’s Who’s Who for “demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in community service.”
Underwood had a master’s degree in English literature and in 2007 she co-authored A Little Travel Guide for High Maintenance Women, a paperback book that is humorous, entertaining and thoroughly readable, available on Amazon, and it makes a great gift.
Underwood, age 67, was from Liberal, Kan., and is survived by her husband, Dr. Larry Underwood, daughter Stacey (Christopher) Holzer, son Eric (Cristen) Underwood, her parents Ray and Virginia Hall, sister Sherryl (Charles) Peterson, brother James (Alice) Hall and grandchildren, Alexander Underwood and Zoe Holzer.
A celebration of life is being planned with a yet uncertain date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ginger’s name may be made to the Denver Ballet Guild, P.O. Box 2656, Littleton, CO 800161-2656 or the American Heart Association, 1777 S. Harrison St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80210.
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