Katrina L. Sumey, 38, passed away Aug. 10, 2013. Survived by parents, Genevieve Sumey and Robert Sumey; fiancée, John Roth; sister, Dierdra (Bill) Holmes; niece, Marissa Holmes; nephew, Trevor Holmes; aunts and uncles, Gene and Connie Gibbons, Sherman and Shirley Welborn, Joan Glick, Judy Gibbons; numerous cousins; and special friend, Holly Pritchard. Born to Genevieve Sumey and Robert Sumey on Jan. 28, 1975, in Pueblo. Katrina first got to show off her oratory brilliance as a docent at the Rosemount Museum in 1989-90. She also won the Colorado state debate championship in 1993. Katrina graduated from CU, Boulder, with a BA in Economics in 1998. Starting in 1999, Katrina worked in the energy industry. Over 14 years, she developed her passions and enthusiastically shared insights with her peers. During her last four years at SNL Financial, she established herself as an exceptionally talented leader. Her expertise, mentorship and hard work earned her the title of Director of Energy Content at SNL. Katrina loved working in her garden and gourmet cooking. She loved Hawaii, where she was engaged. She loved animals, none more than her kitties, Ash and Ginger. She loved talking to her mom every day, and she loved and valued her family most of all. Katrina's intense beauty and brilliant light will be terribly missed. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials may be made to PAWS for Life through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. CandleImageShe had been one of the strongest and brightest lights I had ever known. I wish I would have known of her passing years ago so I could say goodbye back then. I just found out when I tried to reconnect with her. Please contact me if anyone wants to. I would like to know what happened to her, please. My deepest sympathies go out to her family and loved ones. She’s truly gone way too soon.

  2. Sending condolences from India to Katrina’s family and friends. I was honored to work with Katrina in my time at SNL Energy and also in Energy Scrum team. I really appreciate her exceptional intelligence and confidence, I Know Katrina since she joined SNL energy and we used to work in Energy Data sets processing and I was wondered with her presentation skill and the knowledge about Energy data. When I was in Energy team the interaction with Katrina was really less but since past 2 years it was a routine to see her in Scrum (really morning for anyone 6.30 AM). This is really surprising and unbelievable that she is now no more with us now with us. She will certainly live in memories. RIP Katrina!!!

  3. My sympathies and condolences to the Sumey family and to John for their loss. I knew Katrina during her time and SNL and having recently become part of the Energy team had started working with her more. What impressed me most about her was her absolute passion and intensity for all things Energy. I knew I was off to a good start with the team when she was explaining ERCOT and NERC regions and nuances of wind turbine mapping (look for the shadows from the satellite view!) to me and brainstorming ways that I could potentially help the team from my seat in Charlottesville. I’m glad to have been able to share in her beautiful memorial service last week. It was clear what a wonderful presence family was in her life, and what a wonderful euology from John. Again, my sympathies and condolences for your loss, from me and from the thankful team at SNL Financial – we’re a better company for having worked with Katrina.

  4. It has been my great pleasure to have worked with Katrina during her career at SNL. Her sudden passing is a harsh reminder of the fragility of life.

    I’ll always remember her logging into our video conferences, often in the pitch dark, early morning hours from Colorado, two hours behind the east coast. She took such great pride in her work and approached her job with the greatest conviction. Her passion was supreme for the subject matter, the power industry. It was even mock-able at times. I remember how she would light up when discussing the science behind the generation of electricity, or dissecting disclosures on FERC filings to reveal hidden details about a power plant’s operations, or recalling a scene from an obscure reality TV show about life in a coal mine. She giggled when people mispronounced the word “bituminous”.

    Katrina was certainly the best of us when it came to advocating for her team and for the whole SNL Energy group, who she adored. She challenged them, had high expectations, and brought the best out of everyone around her. And she was always quick to bragged about her co-workers.

    I’ll remember how she welcomed me to Colorado for my extended visits, her pride for Boulder brimming. She loved rolling her eyes at the quirkiness of her adopted home city. She loved being from Pueblo, and loved Colorado in general. She never really liked coming to Virginia, partly because she hated flying, particularly in the small airplanes that frequent the Charlottesville airport. But I know the biggest reason she didn’t like coming to Virginia is that she wasn’t home. Family and friends were first for her.

    I was not surprised to learn that Katrina was a state champion debater. Finally an explanation as to why she was always able to talk me into some many things! I appreciated her straight forward and unapologetic style, never an ounce of sugar coating on her delivery.

    I was also not surprised to see the outcry of emotion that her passing brought forward. Her family’s support was beautiful and John’s words at the service were perfect.

    I wish I had a chance to tell her this in person. She is greatly missed already.

  5. It’s really sad that Katrina is no more with us. We had a good 2 years work relationship which , we never thought would end like so imeediate. We really liked the way she worked and handled the work here in SNL. She will be always in ours prayers.

    May her soul rest in peace.

    Asim /Wasif , Co-workers from SNL Financial LLC.

  6. I worked with Katrina at Platts, and though we’d since lost touch, she has always been a bright spot in my memory. She could always make me smile! I was so sorry to hear of her passing–she will most definitely be missed.

  7. My deepest sympathy to Katrina’s family in this difficult time. I worked with Katrina at Platts and during those years she was always a bright spot in my day. Our exchanges around work and our shared love of Colorado always left me with a smile. Our offices were across the hall from each other, I dropped in frequently and Katrina always made time with a smile. I always recall her devotion to her family. She is loved and will be sorely missed.
    Bill H.

  8. I am still in shock over the passing of Katrina, as is everyone. While I hadn’t seen her in over 17yrs, Katrina and I were great childhood friends. The memories from those days have flooded back over the past week. It’s been great to remember that time in our lives. She was always smiling and could always make me laugh. We danced to Duran Duran and Michael Jackson as often as we could….celebrated birthdays….rode bikes…welcomed new adventures. Good times, indeed.

    I recently found out that our places of work were on the same street in Boulder and we never crossed paths. I wish we had reconnected sooner, being so close to each other again.

    I offer my deepest condolences to her family. May you all find peace and know that her incredible light still shines bright.

  9. I met Katrina in 6th grade, and although we went through
    middle school, high school and even attended the same university we lost
    touch as adults due to our different career paths. But I can tell you one
    thing that I will always remember about Katrina, her infectious smile. She
    was always kind and generous and never had an ill word to say about anyone.
    I’ve read about her successes and wouldn’t have expected anything less. She
    was the type of person who could inspire others in a positive manner and it
    saddens me that her life was cut way too short. My condolences go out to her
    family, fiancee and all those who loved her. May you rest in peace Katrina.

  10. Hi Mr. Montera. My name is Nicole Brown, formerly Nicole Montoya. I took a couple of your classes at Centennial High School, including Honors English, from 1991 to 1995. When I heard of Katrina’s passing, I thought of you because I remember both your and Katrina’s involvement and excellence in Speech and Debate.

    You were a great teacher, and I still remember your classes! Thank you for posting.I hope you are well. 🙂

  11. To the family, friends, and loved ones of Katrina, I’m deeply sorry for your loss. I remember Katrina from back in the 1990s when I used to participate on the Speech and Debate team in high school. We went to different high schools–I went to Centennial. Katrina’s debate performances were legendary; no one could beat her! Like others who have posted here, I too was impressed by her intelligence and articulate manner. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time.

  12. I was very sorry to read of Katrina’s passing. I remember her winning the state championship in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. She was a great debater and excellent students. My condolences.

  13. It is with deep sorrow that we have heard of Katrina’s death. Please accept our condolences from The Chateau at Sharmar Village. Our thoughts and prayers are with her father, Robert, as well as her entire family and friends.

  14. Katrina, you will be missed. My heart goes out to her family. I was so lucky to have known Katrina. She was an amazing person. Even though we lost touch over the years, my heart is with and will always be. May God be with you.

  15. My condolences to Katrina’s family. Although I hadn’t seen her in a while, I always liked Katrina and thought of her often. She will be missed by many!

  16. I would like to offer my condolences to all of Katrina’s family and friends. Katrina and I were friends for many years and I have yet to meet such a remarkable and inspirational person in my walk of life. She will be missed so very much and may the light that shone in her still shine in the lives of everyone that had ever known her. Miss you Kat.

  17. Sending condolences from Virginia to Katrina’s family and friends. Katrina and I worked together and shared a lot of laughs and successes throughout the years. Katrina will be sorely missed professionally and personally. I am so sad to have lost a close colleague but more importantly, a friend.

  18. Katrina was an extraordinary individual, and I am very proud to have worked with her. I was immediately impressed by her intelligence and sense of humor when I met her during a lunch outing on her first day at the SNL headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was always helpful and gracious when others needed assistance, and I appreciated that she valued doing things right over making things easy for herself. Although I have not had the privilege of working in close proximity with her on an ongoing basis (I worked in Charlottesville until Spring 2011, and in New Jersey ever since), I am profoundly saddened by her loss and truly miss her presence. I would like to offer my deepest condolences to her family and friends. I hope that everyone who was fortunate enough to meet Katrina will live their lives to the fullest in fond memory of her passion for excellence.

  19. Sending condolences and prayers from Texas. I was honored to work with Katrina in my time at SNL Energy. She never ceased to amaze me with her always present smile, her exceptional intelligence, and her compassion to others. I remember the last time that I was in Boulder for a visit to our office there. Katrina kindly volunteered her night to take me to dinner. We explored the pedestrian mall, ate dinner at a local restaurant, enjoyed delicious hummus over a bottle of wine and talked about our pets and family. What a fun memory. She will certainly be missed!

  20. I met Katrina four years ago when she was considering coming to work for SNL. We were out west at a conference and the head of the Energy group at the time asked me and a colleague to meet with this prospective new hire that he was determined would become a part of the SNL team. From the moment I met her Katrina impressed me with her poise, intelligence, drive, and enthusiasm. She quickly became an invaluable asset to the company and inspired everyone with her drive for excellence and her determination to ensure that SNL reached her lofty standards. As I got to know her personally (though admittedly not as well as I would have liked given that my office is in NJ), I came to appreciate her compassion, her willingness to pitch in and help others, her openness and candor, and her sense of humor. I know that I, who did not have the privilege of interacting with her on a daily basis, will miss her terribly. My heart truly goes out to all of her family and close friends at this difficult time. I hope you find the peace and the comfort that I know she would wish for you.

  21. Katrina was whip smart, very funny and dependably honest. She was a regular source of wise counsel when I had the great pleasure of working with her and always made time when I needed her insight…which wasn’t infrequent. She was really a bright light that helped illuminate answers whether it was crunching data or brainstorming solutions for people problems. I sure will miss Katrina’s wit, intelligence and empathy.

  22. Although I haven’t had the opportunity to know Katrina, my sympathy is with her dear family and friends. Psalms 34:18 says that, “Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” Jehovah God truly cares about grieving ones and has blessed us with the promises in the Scriptures to help us endure. Acts 24:15, Psalms 37:11

  23. Very sad and quite shocking news today…

    Thank you Katrina for all of the great memories.
    You were a little go-getter and never stopped. Your energy was contagious and your garden always beautiful. I’ll miss ya, lady!

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