Kalah Powers Fuller

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Swan-Law Funeral Directors
501 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO

December 18, 1938 December 22, 2018
Kalah died a few days after her 80th birthday having enjoyed several celebrations with friends and family. She is survived by her husband of fifty-five years, Timothy, their two daughters, Margaret Simpson (Dan) and Amy Weber (Jamie), three grandchildren, Kalah, Ian and Edward, her sister Kathleen Freeman, and numerous other family members.
Kalah in 1965 began teaching English at North Junior High School, continuing to teach there through the transition to North Middle School. She taught there for thirty years, retiring in 1995. During that time, she had earned the degree Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) at Colorado College in 1973.
Kalah was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Elliott and Rosalie Jackson Powers. Later the family moved to Baltimore which Kalah considered her hometown. She graduated from Middlebury College and began to pursue graduate studies in education at Johns Hopkins University where she met Tim who was pursuing his doctorate in political science. They married October 12, 1963 and, in 1965, moved to Colorado Springs where he began his teaching career at Colorado College where he still teaches.
She was devoted to classical ballet which she had studied and performed from an early age, and she participated in the dance program at Colorado College. She also gained interest in modern dance through the celebrated summer program at the college directed by Hanya Holm. For several years she was the administrator of the Summer Intensive Program at the college which offered special training in classical ballet for aspiring young dancers. She was a champion of the arts and of liberal learning, supporting the Colorado College Summer Music Festival and the Vocal Arts Festival. Above all, Kalah was a devoted, loving wife and mother known for her unfailingly sweet disposition, and for extraordinary generosity of spirit.

Published in The Gazette from Dec. 30, 2018 to Jan. 1, 2019
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