yesterday's deaths of John Parr, Sandy Widener and their daughter,
Chase Parr. The Ritter family has been friends with the Parr family
for nearly two decades. Most recently, John Parr served as a
facilitator for Gov. Ritter's Blue Ribbon Transportation Panel.
"There is no way to describe the pain of this terrible, terrible
tragedy," Gov. Ritter said. "This is such a devastating loss for the
entire community on so many levels. John and Sandy made untold
contributions – small, large and every size in between – and touched
untold lives. They were loved by so many people that you can feel the
tears ripple across Colorado today. We will be in mourning for a very
"Chase and her sister Katy have been an amazing gift to their many
friends. We will do everything we can to comfort Katy and help her
through this. Let us all hold her deep in our hearts and our prayers."