Arianne Francesca Lane

arianne lane

May 9, 1990 ~ August 2, 2019

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Arianne Francesca Lane, 29, born on May 9, 1990, and passed through this world on Aug. 2, 2019. Our immense sorrow is only surpassed by our overwhelming gratitude for sharing the past 29 years with such a remarkable person. She is preceded in death by her beloved great-grandma, Frances Tortessi; great-grandma, Lorene (Lala) Radakovich; great-grandpa, Robert Radakovich; grandma, Theresa Catulli; grandpa, John Catulli; grandpa, Arthur Lane; as well as her devoted 'cancer dog,' Precious Princess Deeogi Marie. For 25 years, Arianne handled her limitations from cancer at age four with courage and grace but it never defined her. During her life one of her most special moments was welcoming her baby brother, Richard, into our family. She loved Eeyore, traveling, going to the movies with her friend, Drew Milberger, scrapbooking with her many friends, volunteering at Vacation Bible School and visiting her great aunt, Frieda and uncle Al in Phoenix. But most of all she loved HER LIFE even with all the challenges she faced everyday. She loved animals and had talked about becoming a veterinarian until she found her true passion and opened her own small business (Cards for Life), making hand-made greeting cards. Arianne graduated gold cord from South High School in 2009 and was honored to receive School District No. 60's first-ever 'SUPERIOR CHARACTER AWARD'. She was a lifetime 4-H member and excelled in the Creative Cooks contests winning several state awards. Arianne is singing and dancing with the Angels. What a lesson in strength and bravery she taught us all. We feel so privileged to have been a part of her life. She leaves a legacy like no other. Arianne is survived by her parents, Matthew and Geri Lane; brother, Richard Lane; grandma, Jo Anne 'Jody' Lane; great uncle, Tony (Sybil) Tortessi; great aunts, Bonnie (Mike) Fossceco and Frieda (Al Hensley) Spann; uncle Rick and aunt Diane Webb; cousins, Matt (Margie) and Claire Webb; uncle, Fred Catulli; cousins, Jenni Catulli, Lexi McGrath and Mercy Dulaney; uncle, Ray (Sharon) Catulli; cousins, Toni and Caroline Catulli, Jackie (Willie) Tilton and Ian and Lexi Tilton; godparents, Mike and Debbie Baer; and lifetime friends, Chelsea (Baer) Lindeman and Chad Baer; as well as numerous other family and friends. A special thanks to Rick and Diane Webb. Their tireless support was unwavering and added an incredible sense of comfort to Arianne and all of us during this difficult past five weeks. We are also appreciative of the dedicated team of doctors and the myriad of other healthcare providers (from 1994 to present) for their devotion to Arianne. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2827 Lakeview. The remainder of her greeting card inventory will be available at the reception on a donation basis to start a scholarship fund for Pueblo students in the area of creative arts - Because Every Moment Counts. Online condolences,

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  1. Coach Lane and family, I fondly remember your family and was grateful to learn more about Arianne’s amazing life when I read the tribute to her in the Chieftain. It sounds like she was a light in this world. I know you have many happy memories of her to get you through your grief. I remember how resilient you all were when she was 4 and going through initial treatments. You were all blessed to have each other and I feel blessed to have passed through your loving presence while swimming for Central in 1991 to 1995. Much love, Quirina Vallejos

  2. Geri & Family, My condolences on the passing of your sweet angel Arianne. I had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of times at some of our Class of 78′ functions and I was struck by her sweet nature and kindness. May you sorrow be lessened by the beautiful memory of angel Arianne.

    Velkis (McCulley) Matthews

  3. what a special angel you have been and now you are watching over all of us. “in my heart is a memory and there you will always be.” I do not know if you went to heaven to prepare them for Jody or if she felt you needed her there, whatever the reason two of my favorite people are ” rockin ” heaven. Love you so much

  4. Geri and family, I send my sincerest condolences to you for your angel Arianne. It was beautiful watching her grow into an amazing woman and loving her talent in card making which I will miss. May you find comfort and peace in knowing she left you with wonderful memories. She may have gone “home” sooner than you but she definitely is watching over you all.

  5. Geri and Matt,
    I just learned of Arianne’s passage to heaven. I am so very sorry for your loss and greatful for the blessings of your time together on earth. My thoughts and prayers are with you all for peace and happiness in celebrating Arienne’s life and your love for her. I remember your kindness in sharing your maternity clothes with me.

  6. Geri and Matt. I am so sorry and saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful and amazing daughter. My prayers are with you and your family

  7. Geri and family, I was so sad to read in paper about Arianne. I enjoyed so much getting to know her at our scrapbooking socials and they will never be the same again. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Geri and Matt, I was very sad to hear this news from my mom. I am so sorry for your heartbreak. Your Christmas letters over the years showed amazing strength, deep love, and hope–always forward. I am praying for God to hold you gently in his hands as you grieve, remembering your precious daughter.

  9. Dear Geri, Matt and Richard, I am sending my thoughts and prayers for you today. You were blessed in every way to have shared life with Marianne. Love is boundless and eternal. Sincerely, Joanne Urbina

  10. How hard it is to lose a bright light like Ariadne. She leaves a hole in our hearts. Prayers for you and all who loved her.

  11. My heart is breaking to hear of Arianne’s passing. She was such an amazing person with the largest heart. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

  12. Matt,Geri&Richard; so sorry for your lost, Arianne was such a lovely and courageous young lady she will be missed by all she came in contact with may she Rest In Peace! RESPECT LOYALTY HONOR!!!

  13. Dear Geri ,Matt and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Arianne . She was such a delightful girl and now woman. So strong, kind, and such a love for life. I fondly remember her as our student at Heritage and the lovely woman she grew to be. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories of you beautiful daughter heal your hearts. God Bless.

  14. Dear Geri and Matt,
    I am so sorry to hear about Arianne. I saw Geri and Arianne in Colorado Springs perhaps 12 years ago at the Flipshack gymnastics place. It was so good to catch up with Geri, but I could see the pain — and the love — of a mother who was caring for a daughter that was so afflicted. Arriane was and is amazing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. Geri & Matt, I went to Central High with you BITD. Someone from last summer’s 40th CHS reunion sent me your sad news. Losing a child, of any age, is such a deep sorrow. I send condolences for your loss & all the hard times along the way. But your telling of your dear Arianne’s story made me smile too, at her zest for life & wide caring community. I’m sorry I didn’t know her. My husband Dave & I live in Maryland now x 30 years, & our 2 kids live in other states. Our older kid is just one year younger than Arianne was, & has T-1 Diabetes, which reminds me of how fragile & precious each life is & no guarantees. Just counting our blessings.
    Candice Haaga (you knew me as Candy Fogel in Pueblo)

  16. Dear Geri, Matt and the Lane Family,
    Words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of the passing of Arianne. She touched so many lives with her grace and love. Arianne will always be remembered as an inspiration of strength, kindness, hope and her beautiful loving nature.
    May God grant you comfort during this most difficult time.
    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
    God Bless,
    Lisa, Jeff, Lauren & Jourdan Dorsey

  17. Geri and Matt,
    I am so sorry and saddened to read about the passing of Arianne. My heart is heavy today for you and your family and for all of us who knew Arianne. I think about Arianne so often and she will always be in my heart. We have all traveled a road that few understand. If you ever want to talk, share memories, or just shed a tear, please don’t hesitate to call. I pray for your healing and that your grief will be soon be replaced by happy and fond memories of your beautiful young daughter.

  18. We are so saddened for yours, along with the world’s loss, of such a beautiful kind angel. Arianne was such an inspiration. We feel so very fortunate. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    With love and sympathy,
    Debbie and Steve Fugate

  19. Geri and Matt,
    We loved Arianne and treasured the moments we shared with her! Her gift of spreading joy and hope will be forever remembered. Nathan, Christopher and I were so fortunate to call her our friend. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you.

  20. Geri, Matt, and family: Our prayers go up for you as you have to endure this separation from Arianne. She was indeed a strong, courageous, humorous, and compassionate young women. We have many fond memories from parties when Arianne and Nate were at Heritage Elementary and continuing through graduation from South High! May the promise of being reunited in heaven bring you strength and hope in the days ahead.

  21. Dearest Matt, Geri and family, Our heartfelt sympathies are with the family and loved ones of Arianne. Matt and Geri, there are no words to express the sadness in the loss of a child but please know we hold you all in our hearts.

  22. Dear Geri, Matt, Richard and family, I am so sorry for your loss! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless you, Pat Foechterle Farrell

  23. Matt, Geri and Family:

    I will always remember the outpouring of LOVE and support we witnessed at Central High School on the day we held that incredible spaghetti dinner on behalf of Arianne, oh so many years ago. Thousands came to embrace, encourage, support and love all of you. I truly believe your daughter has always held a very special place in the hearts of all who met or knew her, be it for a few minutes or a lifetime. It has been quite a journey for all of you and, though we may not ever learn or understand why such things may be, know that your daughter made a HUGE difference in this world and in people’s hearts and lives, and the courage and faith with which you all walked has been a lesson learned by all. Arianne’s life had a greater purpose than we might ever begin to comprehend!!! My memories and thoughts are among my treasures and I am but one of hundreds or more that have been humbled and blessed and inspired by knowing Miss Arianne Lane. My compassion and heartfelt sympathy to you and so many of your extended family that I know. May God bring healing to your broken and longing hearts. May the endless sweet memories bring you comfort and smiles, again, in time.

    With my most sincere sympathy and care,
    Lois Conatore-Houpe

  24. I am so sorry for your loss. Anyone who knew Arianne was blessed to have crossed paths with her. I remember many great times with her in 4-H and when we would run into each other in the past couple of years. I still have a few of the cards I bought from her and will think of her when I put those to use. Many hugs and prayers.

  25. Dear Lane Family,

    When I think of Ariadne I think of one word-love. Her spirit continues to inspire me. I’m so sorry to her of her passing. I’ll be holding all of you in my heart.

    Rita Marquez

  26. My deepest sympathy to the Lane family. Arianne was such a strong spirit. She is a bright light that will never go out. It was an honor to be her fourth grade teacher. She loved learning, especially math. I loved her tenacity and contagious smile. She will be missed.

  27. My dearest condolences to Geri, an incredible mother to Adrianne and Matt who never wavered to the cross he carried. You both have been a testament to how loving parents should raise a child. You displayed such patience and kindness and shared her with all. I am grateful to have known her. Geri, I’ll always remember our commute to Colorado Springs as you carried her in your womb. Now we all will carry her in our hearts. Peace and all my love.

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