Terry  Biddinger
Terry Biddinger

December 18, 1937 - April 24, 2017
Resided in Denver, CO
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Passed away on April 24, 2017 following months of declining health. She was born December 18, 1937 in Mason City, Iowa, the oldest daughter of Mary Catherine (Farrell) and Murray Finley. She moved to Denver over 40 years ago with her late husband Dr. John Biddinger but never lost her love for her native Iowa.

A devoted mother, professional, and community volunteer, she played instrumental roles with numerous institutions and organizations including Cherry Creek School District, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Central City Opera Guild, Denver Lyric Opera Guild, Friends of Nursing, Institute for Children's Mental Disorders, Institute for International Education, Mental Health America of Colorado, St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, University of Denver Humanities Institute and Lamont School of Music, Denver Art Museum, Littleton Public Schools, Bright by Three (formerly Bright Beginnings), Archdiocese of Denver, and the University of Colorado Chancellor's Office, School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Center for Ethics and Humanities, School of Business, Department of Endocrinology, and the College of Nursing where she served as Director of External Relations from 2005 until her retirement in 2012. Recognizing her many contributions she was awarded the Joseph Addison Seawell Award from the University of Colorado in 2007.

Surviving her are her children Anne (Greg) Schlessinger and Paul (Sudha) Biddinger, grandchildren Connor, Tyler, David, and Catherine Schlessinger and Kiran Biddinger, siblings Thomas Finley, Murray Finley, Jr. and Catherine Clark, as well as her many cherished friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 3:30 PM, Wednesday, May 3 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 1900 California Street. A celebration will follow. Interment will be private. Everyone who knew Terry knew how proud she was of her Irish heritage. To keep her Irish eyes smiling guests are encouraged to wear their favorite shade of green.

Contributions in Terry's memory may be made to The Touched By A Nurse Fund, University of Colorado Foundation, Attn: Gift Processing, 10901 W. 120th Avenue, #200, Broomfield, CO 80021 or online at giving.cu.edu/fund/touchednurseendowment-fund.

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Holy Ghost Catholic Church
1900 California Street
Denver, CO US 80202
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
3:30 PM