One of the two women stabbed to death in Denver this week was a talented and popular local musician, the other was a young, talented English instructor at the University of Colorado Denver.
The victims were identified Friday as 49-year-old Jennifer Jillon and 33-year-old Catherine Pevda by the Denver Office of Medical Examiners.
Jillon, also known as Jennifer Jill Rouse, was a widow who lost her husband, Keith Rouse, to a heart attack on September 6.
The couple, who were immersed in the Denver music scene and faced spectacular bougainvilleas, left behind two teenagers.
“They were great parents. Steve Elich, a longtime friend and former neighbor, said he cared about what was going on in his children’s school, or what was going on in their children’s lives.
Elich said the wonderful boogie notes played mostly disco music, original songs and cover. Keith Rouse was a flutist who composed music, and Jennifer Rose was a singer who wrote lyrics.
“He stood his ground – brilliantly – he had an incredible following,” Elich said.
A GoFundMe page. Surviving Raoz is designed to help children, Jada, 17, and Jazz, 14, with their aunts and uncles in Windsor.
“There is a lot of uncertainty for these young children and the rest of the family as they are given a new lease of life.” GFM Page said.. “These two children will need all kinds of help in the days, weeks, months and years to come. Not just emotionally but financially as well.
The GFM page seeks to raise 50,000 for funeral and commemorative expenses, “new changes, therapy and any other reasons that may arise.” As of Friday morning, 605 donors had collected just over $ 58,000. A separate GFM page was posted. Shortly after Keith’s death.
Pewda was one. English instructor at CU Denver. Where he taught three classes. She received a master’s degree in literature from the university and is currently a PhD student. According to the school’s website, Peuda spent two years teaching composition and literature in Beijing, China, where she was chair of the associate program at UC Denver’s English program.
The university confirmed his death on Friday.
She is known as “Katie”, said Scott McLeod, an adviser to Pewda’s doctor.
McLeod said, “She was great, she has that passion.” Every time I spoke to her, she had a big smile on her face. He laughed a lot. “
Pewda is the first student that McLeod has lost in his 20 years as a professor.
“She has a personality that lights up the room. She will be remembered by many.”
Pewda was also one. Young mother with two childrenAccording to a GFM post.
Of Two deadly wars The bomber struck shortly after noon in the 2200 block of South Marion Street, police said. The attack has been described as domestic violence.
Matthew Maiden, 36, has been arrested in connection with the case. He is suspected of first-degree murder. Both women died on the spot.