Carolyn loved and honored the Earth and all its creatures; Nature was her sanctuary.

She believed that one person with determination and a passion for her cause can make the world a better place.

Carolyn loved to learn and discuss ideas.

She was an advocate of health and fitness. When a mishap set her back, her quest was to regain her health.

Being with her family was her greatest joy.

Carolyn graduated from Colorado State College (now UNC) with a degree in English and a lifetime teaching certificate. She taught in Colorado public schools.

She was an employee of Colorado State Hospital for over 20 years. She started as a teacher, then moved into administration as the public information officer and patient advocate.

Carolyn was a community activist, working to protect nature and the environment.

She was preceded back to Spirit by her husband Ernie, granddaughter Kali (Teyalora), and canine buddies Max, Buck and Ozzy.

Surviving family includes son Rob Herzberger and spouse Martin Moore, daughter Sherri Albern and spouse Robert Albern, and many other loving family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Wet Mountain Wildlife Rehabilitation 743 Crestview Drive Florence, CO 81226 or Mission Wolf PO Box 1211 Westcliffe, CO 81252.

5 thoughts on “Carolyn Keys Herzberger”

  1. Aunt Carolyn inspired me to appreciate the wonder of Nature from an early age and helped me to be the person I am today. I will never forget the joy in her voice when we talked about animals, the magic of kayaking or reading a good book. I think she would smile to know that her passionate environmental activism carries on in the family. She truly left the Earth a better place.

  2. I didn’t know Carolyn but I have the great honor of calling her daughter Sherri my dear friend. Carolyn must have been a wonderful person because she raised one of the finest people I’ve ever known.

  3. First my condolences to Sherri & Bob and Rob & Martin.
    I consider my Aunt Carolyn as not only my Mother’s sister but a wonderful, kind person who loved not only her family but Nature and all its creatures. She inspired us in many ways and helped open my eyes into what was important and beautiful in life. I am not sure if she realized how much our talks meant to me; from discussions about family, running, current events or even sharing thoughts and recent encounters with nature; I always learned and enjoyed our conversations. We did not get to see her often, but I cherish the times we did get to spend time together.
    To my cousins I wish you love and healing in this difficult time.
    Rest in Peace Aunt Carolyn.

  4. I first meant Sherri’s parents in late 70’s, it was like meeting old friends. Later in very early 80’s when I was in town, would call Carolyn and we would meet often along the river trail and
    enjoy nature for an hour or so. Other times we would gather at the park and walk around the lake while the ducks and geese talked to us….ha ha ha What a beautiful soul and I’m sure
    when our time comes to leave this world, among those to meet us will be Carolyn and Ernie.

  5. After reading of the beautiful life and person that Carolyn had and was, I now understand how her most wonderful daughter Sherri came to be who she is. Thinking and praying for Sherri and her family during this time.

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