The world lost an angel when Connie Sue Savage passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2023, in Aurora, Colorado at the age of 73 years old.
Connie Savage was born May 26, 1950, in Burlington, IA to Robert Harold Booten and Marie Clara Orth Booten. Connie grew up in West Point, IA with her twin sister, 2 older sisters, and an older brother. Though she and her twin sister Bonnie were city girls (as Connie always liked to say) they always loved to be at the family farm outside of West Point, IA. Connie attended Marquette High school in West Point IA, where she graduated in 1968. After high school she obtained a secretarial degree in 1969 from Southeast Area Community College in West Burlington, IA where she met Danny K. Savage who was getting a drafting degree. Danny told his friend the first time he saw Connie that he knew he would marry that girl. They were married on November 27, 1970, in West Point, IA, and moved to Aurora, Colorado where Dan had been working as a draftsman.
In Colorado, they rented a small apartment and then a small house, eventually they bought their current home in Aurora, CO on Dan’s GI Bill. During those years Connie performed secretarial work for several different companies and became a stay-at-home Mom after having her sons, Trenton and Travis. She was an amazing operational master of the Savage household – a full time job to say the least – she volunteered her time at the boys schools and was very involved in Boys Scouts with both of her boys as a troop secretary and treasurer for several years. After raising her boys, Connie returned to work for the office of Jerry Brashaw CPA, as a part-time para-professional and secretary for the Aurora Public Schools, a secretary for James Evans Law Office, and finally as a retail associate at Michaels Arts & Crafts. She brought her energy, enthusiastic joy, and radiant light everywhere she went and cherished every personal interaction.
Connie was raised Catholic but was baptized and confirmed as a member of the Community of Christ church in 1972 where she was very active as an ordained Teacher and then Elder. She attended the Aurora, Colorado Congregation of the Community of Christ and was a Sunday school teacher, congregational Secretary and Historian for many years. The hundreds of photos and event details she captured of congregational life live on in her many photo albums, scrapbooks, and journals documenting the life of the congregation. She sang in the church choir, helped plan worship services, loved leading the children’s focus moments during worship, presided over services, and brought heartwarming thoughtful sermons. The church and her church family were near and dear to her heart, and she was loved by all. Connie was a true giver - she was always available to help drive elderly members of the congregation to appointments, visited ill or struggling members regularly and offered a helping hand to anyone that needed her.
Family was one of the most important things in Connie’s life. She was the family matriarch - always supporting, encouraging, and loving her family fiercely. Her heart was as big as the ocean, and she would do anything for her family. Her husband, sons, daughters-in-law, grandkids, great grandkids, her twin sister, her other siblings, her nieces and nephews, and her extended family were her world and brought so much love and light to her life. Whatever holiday it was, life event, or just any day of the week, Connie wanted to be with her family because that was when she had the most joy!
Connie is survived by her loving husband of 52 years – Danny Keith Savage, their two sons – Trenton Keith Savage and Travis Harold Savage and their wives, Kimberlyann Savage and Megan Anette Savage. Connie is also survived by her brother Robert Booten and sisters Veva Moehn, Ruth Booten and twin sister Bonnie Doom. Her legacy continues with six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Grandchildren: Angell Marie Savage, Clayton Keith Savage, Raylieghann Taylor Savage, Shayelynn Harmony Savage, Eli Harrison Savage, and Adalyn Marie Savage. Great grandchildren: Mason Jay-Keith Savage, Alayla May Wood, and Brantley Keith Savage
Connie was preceded in death by her parents Robert Harold Booten and Marie Clara Orth Booten.
Connie was a kind soul who loved everyone she met and did not know a stranger. She was a servant of God in all that she did and provided loving and caring ministry to all. She will be forever missed!
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday October 6th from 1-2pm at the Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation 1150 E Dartmouth Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. A reception will immediately follow at the same facility from 2-3:30pm. Please send flowers to Horan & McConaty or in lieu of flowers please donate to the American Cancer Society in memory of Connie Savage.