Warren Slater Zeller III
Warren Slater Zeller III

December 13, 1956 - November 29, 2017
Born in Denver, Colorado
Resided in Centennial, Colorado
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A memorial service for Warren Zeller, of Centennial, will be held Wednesday, December 6, 11:00 a.m. at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch. An open house reception will follow at the Zeller residence, 6730 E. Geddes Lane, Centennial, CO 80112.

Warren, 60, died suddenly on November 29 from complications following a long, courageous battle with lymphoma. He was born on December 13, 1956, in Denver. He was a proud graduate of Columbine High School and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Warren worked many years in the cable television industry, including leadership roles at TCI and Starz Encore. During the past few years, he also volunteered many hours serving as president of the Homestead in the Willows HOA. Warren’s main passions were faith, family, and sports (a superfan of his kids’ sports endeavors and all high school sports). He was known by family and friends for his loyalty and endearing sense of humor. Stories will be told for years to come about his brief career during college selling umbrella hats and other invaluable “treasures”, as well as his goofy antics while playing family games.

Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Carolyn Zeller, and his infant son, Peter. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; children Brooke, Jeff, and Charlie; his sister Kim Jorgensen (Jim); and a loving extended family of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews.

The family requests, in Warren's honor, to consider joining the registry at BeTheMatch.org to potentially become a bone marrow donor to those experiencing life-threatening blood cancers such as lymphoma and leukemia. Be The Match, a non-profit operated by the National Bone Marrow Donor Program, has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world and is dedicated to helping every patient get the lifesaving transplant they need. By joining the registry you are taking the first step to being the cure for patients with blood cancers.

For additional information visit: https://bethematch.org/

If you feel compelled, Memorial Donations, in Warren's name, are suggested to the following organizations:
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, http://www.lls.org
Young Life, https://www.younglife.org
Global Down Syndrome Foundation, https://www.globaldownsyndrome.org/

A Note from the Zeller Family:

Warren positively touched so many people in his lifetime, and each and every relationship meant something special. So to all of you lucky enough to have known Warren, thank you.

Above everything else, Warren loved his family. Bonnie, Brooke, Jeffrey, and Charlie brought him the most joy in his life. Even despite people living in different parts of the country, the Zellers loved any time together at home in Colorado.

For the last 11 years, Warren fought hard every day to keep as much of a normal life as possible. He never complained, despite spending so much more time at the doctor's office / hospital than one should.

If you knew Warren, you also know that he loved sports. More specifically, he loved supporting the teams of any college that he had an alma mater connection to: CU, SMU, Wheaton, Michigan, Stanford, and Harvard. He was proud to support the school colors of any of those schools, in addition to Denver's home teams of the Broncos, Nuggets, Avalanche, and Rockies.

One of the fondest memories of recent years was a surprise 60th birthday party that the Zeller children threw for Warren in December of 2016. They all traveled to Denver secretly to surprise him with a night out with friends and family, capped off by a video of many of you talking about your favorite memories and stories.

Thank you again for touching Warren's life in a positive way, we know that he continues to treasure the time you spent together.

With love,
The Zellers

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Memorial Service
Cherry Hills Community Church
3900 E Grace Blvd
Highlands Ranch, CO USA 80126
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
11:00 AM