In Memorium

Ron Heimbecher

On July 8, 2017, Ronald Frederick Heimbecher of Thornton/Broomfield, Colorado, beloved husband of Monica (Reynolds) Heimbecher passed away at the age of 67 from complications after surgery. He is survived by his wife, son Stefan Heimbecher, daughter Lyssa Gad, son-in-law Max Gad, stepson Jason Crump, brother Tony Bersano and sisters Carolee Hutchins and Marti Bersano and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Ron was a gifted businessman, musician, writer, and was an inspiration to those who knew him.

Ron volunteered for Pikes Peak Writers beginning in 2006 and served five years on the board of directors as vice president, president, and immediate past president. He also filled the role of webmaster during this time.

Amanda Bylsma

Amanda BylsmaIt is with a heavy heart that we announce that one of our long-time volunteers, Amanda Bylsma, has passed away. She always brightened every room she was in, and her high energy will be missed.

Some of you may have been aware that Amanda was our pitch appointments coordinator.  A previous pitch coordinator, Bonnie Hagan, has stepped up to help ease the loss by ensuring that pitch appointments will continue as planned.

Phillip Nutman

Phil Nutman
Phil Nutman

We regret to report we’ve just learned of the passing of author, Phillip Nutman.  Phil was on the faculty at PPWC 2011 and delighted attendees with his quick wit and congenial manner. He will be missed.