Trudy Wayne (Pike), 78, of Longmont, CO passed away on July 29th, 2021 peacefully at home under the care of Trail Winds Hospice after a third battle against cancer.  During her latest diagnosis, Trudy was surrounded and supported by an immense amount of devoted family and friends.

Trudy led a life serving many walks of life including underserved children, military veterans, foreign students, close friends, strangers, and even animals.  After earning her Masters in Science of Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 1964, Trudy also mastered the Recorder musical instrument, calligraphy, craniosacral therapy, meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi, gardening, and organic food sourcing.

Trudy is survived by her only child, Scott Wayne (48) of Denver, CO, her only brother, Terry Pike, of Fort Collins CO, her long-term partner, Richard Pratt, and five nieces and nephews all in Colorado.

Trudy’s life will be celebrated on Friday, August 6th, 2021, at 10am at Willow Farm Contemplative Center, 11898 N 75th St in Longmont CO.  A catered lunch will follow the services and friends and family are encouraged to share stories of Trudy.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to OUR Center of Longmont at https://www.ourcenter.org/donate/.

10 thoughts on “Trudy Wayne”

  1. Unfortunately I have to work but I did want to share something with everyone. A friend of mine shared this with me and it is called the 4 Native American Indian Spirituality Laws. I felt it was appropriate.
    There are four Native American Spirituality Laws that say nothing happens for no reason in life. When You do understand this, it’s very easy to handle and your confidently look at what’s happening, thankful for what was there and happy for what’s going to happen.
    The first law says: The person you meet is the right one. No one comes into our lives by accident. All the people around us who interact with us stand for something. They either educate us or help us in our situation.
    The second law says: What happens is the only thing that can happen. Nothing, absolutely nothing that happens to us could have been any different. Not even the most insignificant detail. There just isn’t any such thing as-“if I had done it differently …it would have been different.” What happens is the only thing that can happen and needs to happen, so we can learn our lessons to get ahead. Everything and every situation that happens to us in life is absolutely perfect even when our Spirit resists our ego and doesn’t want to accept it.
    The third law says: Every moment that something starts is the right moment. Everything starts at the right time, not sooner or later. When we are ready for something new in our life, it’s already there to begin with.
    The fourth law says: What’s over is over. It’s that simple. When something ends in our life, it serves our development. That’s why it is better to let go and move forward, bestowed on the experiences that have now been gained. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that your reading this. If this text meets you today then it is because you meet the conditions and understand that no rain drop anywhere in the world accidentally falls in the wrong place.
    Let it go well…
    Let Trudy go well…
    Love with your whole being….
    Be happy without end…
    Every day is a happy day.
    I am, You are, We are, ONENESS.

  2. Trudy and I were neighbors some twenty years ago when I lived on Hayden Court. We used to walk our dogs together around the Golden Ponds. I remember the friendly times as we shared our ups and downs, laughs and thoughts. Trudy is a gentle, caring being. Her presence is missed. My condolences are with Richard and Trudy’s family. She had a wonderful life and touched many people.

  3. Trudy was one of the kindest ladies I know. She and Dick adopted a cat by default and had her for some years. The cat was a source of a lot of complaining the best I remember. However this cat had it made, to the point that when they were away, Trudy not only arranged for neighbors/friends to feed the cat but also to just pop over and keep her company for a while. Cats are pretty independent but this one was very companionable and when I arrived to keep her company happily hopped up on my lap, uninvited, to watch the evening news. When the cat disappeared for a week or more several years ago Trudy looked for and called for her all over. At one point we were discussing the situation and Trudy was practically in tears. Imagine her surprise when she finally found her cat living happily with a man at the end of Wade Rd! I believe salmon snacks were involved. Anyway, the cat lived the rest of her days content with the people kind enough to take her in and care for her, even though she was always referred to as the cat or the forever cat and not a particular name.

  4. Trudy was a true friend to everyone! We were recorder friends, but the important part is “Friends!”

  5. I met Trudy several years ago while volunteering to work with seniors. I have never known a kinder, more thoughtful and caring person. I’m so glad we were able to enjoy many lunches with her and Dick at Thompson Park during the pandemic. We will miss her and remember her fondly.
    Trish & Chuck

  6. Trudy shared an office in Longmont with my husband and myself for about 14 years and sometimes she and I saw patients together. I always appreciated her insights, compassion and punctuality as I was often a little late! She had many skills to work with so many different peoples’ conditions. Whenever I referred my clients to her when I traveled I knew they were in great hands. I feel very fortunate to have spent time with her professionally and personally. Her gentle smile and sincere warmth will be missed by many.

  7. I just learned of Trudy’s passing. She volunteered with LifeSpark Cancer Resources (the non-profit organization that I run) for nearly a decade, offering Healing Touch sessions to cancer patients, until her diagnosis in 2019. Trudy was gentle, compassionate, and caring, and I will greatly miss her.

  8. Trudy worked with our veterans at Healing Warriors Program. She was much-beloved for her gentle and profound treatment care and she helped many restore function that they thought was lost forever. Her colleagues at the clinic admired and respected Trudy for her calm and direct manner. She could always be counted on to step in and help others. Trudy left an indelible mark on many in her care. She was a beautiful and heart-centered person. We send our condolences and prayers to her family.

  9. I am still in shock after hearing of Trudy’s passing. She was a dear friend. I would delight to see her at LifeSpark gatherings or at the Healing Warriors pop-up clinic in Longmont. Trudy and I would trade healing sessions so I directly experienced her compassionate and loving heart. I will miss her bright light!

  10. I was deeply saddened to learn just tonight of not only Trudy’s passing, but also that of her partner, Dick Pratt. I got to know Dick and Trudy through the Boulder County Parks and Open Space volunteer naturalist program. Dick was a volunteer naturalist and knew the geology of the Boulder area like the back of his hand. Starting in 2009, as a new volunteer naturalist interested in geology, I would try to attend all of Dick’s geology programs to soak up as much as I could at the feet of the master. Over the years I got to know Trudy as well and they both became my good friends. It is sad indeed to learn that they are both gone.

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