Amy Reese 1974-2021
Amy L. Reese, 46, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at her home in Lone Tree, Colo., surrounded by her family.
She was born Sept. 3, 1974, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, the daughter of John and Susan Savago Stallbaumer. She graduated in 1993 from Royal Valley High School.
Amy was diagnosed with PSC, a liver disease, in 1994. She moved to Lincoln, Neb., where she completed her certification as a dental assistant from Southeast Community College. On Oct. 7, 1998, Amy received her first transplant. She returned to her career as a dental assistant.
On Aug. 26, 2000, Amy married Brendon Reese at St. Peters Catholic Church in Lincoln, Neb. They moved to Kansas City for seven years, then to Denver, Colo., where Brendon pursued his graduate degree.
Amy was active in the Colorado Donor Dash run/walk each year. She enjoyed spending time with family, friends, her dog Tucker and cat Winnie, traveling, camping, hiking and skiing. She attended Pax Christi Catholic Church.
On Aug. 28, 2013, Amy received her second transplant. Amy concluded her career in 2019 as a periodontal assistant. Although battling illness her entire adult life, Amy was the most positive and optimistic person, always focusing on others. Amy was loved and will be forever missed.
Amy is survived by her husband of 20 years, Brendon Reese of Lone Tree, Colo.; her parents, John and Susan Stallbaumer of Hoyt; her sisters, Lori Eisenbarth and husband Ron of Adams, Neb., and Julie Lambrecht and husband Frank of Topeka; her brother, Steven Stallbaumer of Derby; and four nieces and eight nephews who held a special place in her heart, as well as four great-nieces and one great-nephew, with another on the way.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mayetta. Burial will be held in St. Patrick’s Cemetery at Coal Creek. A rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. with visitation from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Donations may be made to Donate Life America, in care of the family.