Kari J. Padilla

April 18, 1962 ~ August 19, 2021 (age 59)


On Thursday August 19, 2021, Kari Padilla, loving wife and mother passed away at the age of 59.
Kari and her husband, Danny were married for 39 years and raised 3 children.
Kari was a special education para for 20+ years in Denver Public Schools. She loved her students and they her. She dedicated countless hours to their education and personal needs. She often bought coats, hats, gloves, clothes and school supplies for them when needed. She even has one student who still refers to her as “Mom”.
She is survived by her husband, Danny and 3 children, Daniel, Tessa and Kobe, by her mom and dad, Mike and Pat Shaffer, her brother Craig (Nancy) and sister Kim (Tony), 2 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a private memorial service with immediate family per her request. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to Special Olympics Colorado or to Asbury Elementary

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