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Joy Schlichter

May 21, 1958 — May 1, 2023

Joy Lissa Schlichter passed away suddenly on May 1st 2023. Joy is survived by the lights of her life, her children Bryan and Ali, her longtime companion and best friend, Steve Anderson, Her ex-husband Werner Schlichter, and her siblings: Debbie, Tracy and Robbie Zobel, as well as her sister-in-law Julie. She is also survived by her wonderful nieces and nephews. Joy was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Barbara Zobel, as well as her brother Terry.  Joy touched an incredible amount of people in her 64 years of life.

Joy was born in Dallas, Texas, on May 21st 1958. Later, her and her family moved to Livingston, New Jersey where her parents raised her and her 4 siblings. Joy graduated high school early and enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University, in New Jersey. She then transferred to CU Boulder where she graduated with a degree in theater and business. Her time at CU Boulder is where she grew to love Colorado.

After a few years working in theater/ lighting for bands like the Eagles, Joy returned to Colorado to plant her roots.  She met Werner and started their family in Evergreen, Colorado.  Joy would tell you that her greatest achievement in life was giving birth to her two children Bryan and Ali.  Joy also ran a successful Travel Agency in Genesee Colorado until the early 2000’s when she sold it. She decided to focus her energy on her children.  She took pride in her active roles with PTA, Sports mom, and much more.  Once her children went off to college, Joy spent 15 years in Summit County where she enjoyed the fresh air, the mountains, and time with her best friend and partner Steve Anderson.

Joy has always lived up to her name. She was always a people magnet. She attracted people with her warm smile and big hugs. Whenever she entered a room it got brighter. Joy was an amazing mother, friend, partner, and an even better cook.  Everyone who knew Joy, knew her for her cooking and love for entertaining. When she entertained, she would always do it big. So much so, that when she invited people over for dinner, they would know to bring a Tupperware for leftovers.

Joy also had many friends and acquaintances that will forever hold a special place in their hearts for her.  She will be greatly missed by many!


A celebration of life is being held on May 21, 2023, which would have been her 65th birthday.

WHEN: Sunday, May 21st, 2023 from12-4 pm

WHERE: Aldefer/Three Sisters Park 31677 Buffalo Park Rd. Evergreen, CO 80349

(parking limited, please try and carpool or park on buffalo creek road, you may also park at Wilmot elementary and carpool from there)

Please come one come all to celebrate JOY, and be sure to wear your most colorful clothing!

A Go fund Me page has been set up for Bryan and Ali.  This will help them with funeral costs and unpaid bills.

They are asking for donations to this in lieu of flowers or food items.  Link https://gofund.me/3d9bd4db

Please consider donating if you are able.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joy Schlichter, please visit our flower store.

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, May 21, 2023

12:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

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