Zenda Lee Vella died Sunday, April 5 at HospiceCare Center of Boulder and Broomfield Counties following a horse riding accident. She was 55.
Born on July 22, 1953, in Longmont, she was the daughter of Richard Lee and Betty Jean Hall. In 1965 her family moved to Tennessee. After graduating high school and receiving her associate degree at Webber College in Florida, Zenda returned to Colorado in 1977.
Zenda returned to college at CSU, successfully completing her bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising, working for VF Corporation, Wrangler, for 10 years. Zenda devoted her free time to her family and many friends, riding horses, raising long horns, sewing and gardening.
Zenda was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her daughter, Leslie Weibel of Berthoud; her son, Jay Weibel of Fort Collins; two sisters and family, Sally, Rick, Brett and Jamie Gulick of Englewood, and Paula, JD, Ryan and Seth Vanderlinden of Berthoud; and, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Depression Center at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. Please make gifts payable to the University of Colorado Foundation in memory of Zenda Vella in care of Karen Aarestad, University of Colorado Foundation, School of Medicine, Building 500, Mail Stop A065, 13001 East 17th Place, WG103, Aurora, CO 80045.
A memorial service to celebrate Zenda’s life is planned for Saturday, May 16, noon at Hall Ranch, Lyons. For more information go to www.Cross7-Ranch.com.