Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better. (Albert Einstein)
It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Caitlin Carol Diane Otto on April 7, 2021. Caitlin was born on March 14, 1989 and was a resident of Colorado Springs. She was a gifted healer who worked as a massage therapist at Massage Envy and helped many people. She loved all animals and nature and felt a deep connection to the ocean and the earth. As a little girl Caitlin loved taking dance classes with her little sister, gymnastics, horseback riding and swimming. Caitlin graduated from Doherty High School in 2008 where she was a cheerleader for the Spartans.
Caitlin was a caring and generous person who loved helping others in any way she could. Most of all she loved her family dearly and her family absolutely adored her.
Caitlin is survived by her loving parents, Catherine A. Otto and William Otto IV (Katie); her beloved partner, Cody Miller; her siblings, Benjamin Johnson, Kelly Otto, William F. Otto V, Tyler Otto, and Brystol Otto, and her step siblings Kaycee Sain, Brenden Koehlinger, and Danika Koehlinger.
She also is survived by uncle Steve Byford (Dawn), aunt Sharon Liberty (Alain), aunt Vicki Light, great uncle Gord and great aunt Susan Hodges, cousins Kristen McCombs, Jennifer Thayer, Ashly Leppe, Whitey Kopsie, Makena Powers and Hanalei Light.
And her most beloved cats, Blu and Penelope.
Caitlin was predeceased byher grandfathers, Forest E. Byford and William F. Otto III; her grandmothers Carol Byford, Carol Vail Byford and Diane Hannum; her great grandparents, Harold and Beulah Hodges, Bernice Eberle, William F. Jr. and Dorothy Otto; and her great aunt Doris Otto.
Caitlin was so loved and touched the lives of so many people. To celebrate her life, we will be holding a memorial service this Saturday, April 17th at the Shrine of Remembrance (1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO) at 10:00am. We will be streaming the memorial through zoom for those who cannot make it to the service in person due to distance or COVID (see details below). All are welcome to attend the service. Caitlin was bright and full of life, so please only wear black if you would like to. Caitlin felt a deep connection to nature, so should you choose to contribute anything to her memory we ask that you bring flowers or make a donation in her name to the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center | HOME (wolfeducation.org). If you have any photos that you would like to share in a slideshow that we will be playing at the service, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by this Wednesday evening (April 14th).
Zoom Meeting Information:
Meeting ID: 814 1086 7778
You can never lose me. Some day you will see that I was with you all along. You will find out that what you have loved you can never lose. (Kate McGahan)