Merrilyn Lee Caduff, also known as Miss Caduff to her students, passed away on April 3, 2023, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the age of 88. She was born in Colorado Springs on October 23, 1934. Merrilyn was a longtime teacher at Manitou High School. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Merrilyn will be entombed at the Shrine of Remembrance Garden of Angels mausoleum.

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  1. Oh the many lives you touched… were such a blessing to the students of Manitou through the years. You will be sorely missed but will be remembered in the hearts of all who had the pleasure of your teaching. Deepest condolences to your family.

  2. So sorry for family. She was a very special lady to the many of us she taught. She was a big influence in my decision to go into teaching. Thank you Miss Caduff for all you did!!❤️

  3. I will miss you with every piece of my heart and soul! I love you so much! I know you are in your happy place now, surrounded by all your cats and dogs and I know I will see you again, my dear friend!

  4. So many dedicated years and so many lives she touched! Amazingly, more than 50 years later, we remained friends as well as the ever present teacher/student relationship. It was her consistent belief in the Lord and kindness to people that was foremost to her and even in the darkest hours she was steadfast. We would talk regularly and she always told me to give her love to my new wife Denise and the numerous dogs in my world as well as my Longhorns that she admired only in pictures.
    Her own family of animals who were her constant companions and always were pleasant conversation topics even as some departed and some newly entered. Most recently in her new residence she took great comfort and solace in the resident dog that daily spent time with her.
    The strength in her love of God and acceptance of her new life made tears of sorrow into tears of joy. I only hope others can feel the same strength as we enter that time.
    I remember in English Literature class introducing me to Robert Frost that took me years to comprehend and one line she repeated was “The fog comes on little cat feet” from his poem, Chicago and I could hear her smile as she repeated it.
    I, as well as many others were fortunate to have learned from her and shared a little of her time with us.
    Truly a lady, I will miss our phone times together but the friendship that grew stronger over the years. I was hoping for a Lemon birthday cake and Lemon Cheesecake ice cream reunion this fall but hopefully we can enjoy it later. The chocolate Easter rabbit was slated to be mailed when I got the news of her leaving us so that too can wait.
    My thanks to Larry and his sister and families for making her last times as comfortable as possible. I only wished I was in better physical shape and closer to have been a help.
    And Steve Stanton and I will not be able to diagram a sentence without your guidance.
    We all are better for having known her.
    She is in the arms of the Lord.

  5. Words can’t express how much Miss Caduff meant to me and the class of 1963. She was our guiding light and will always be in our hearts. She always came to our class reunions, and we will deeply miss her.

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