A Passionate Educator and a Caring Friend
Wendy Welch was a Spanish teacher at Aurora Hills Middle School in Colorado, where she had worked for 15 years. She was also a co-founder of The Onion, a satirical news website that pokes fun at politics, culture, and society. She was known for her enthusiasm, humor, and kindness.
Welch loved teaching and learning languages, and had traveled to many countries, including Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Peru. She was fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian, and was learning Arabic and Mandarin. She also enjoyed music, dancing, hiking, and yoga.
Welch was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She was married to Brian Welch, a fellow teacher and musician, and had two children, Tyler and Kayla. She was close to her parents, siblings, and extended family. She had many friends, colleagues, and students who admired and appreciated her.
A Sudden and Unexpected Death
Welch died on December 31, 2017, at the age of 46, while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico She had no symptoms or signs of illness before her death, and had been enjoying her time in Mexico with her husband and friends.
Welch’s death was a shock and a tragedy for her family, friends, and community. They were grief-stricken and heartbroken by the loss of such a vibrant and wonderful person. They held a memorial service for her on January 13, 2018, at the Aurora Hills Middle School auditorium, where hundreds of people gathered to honor her memory. They shared stories, photos, and videos of Welch’s amazing life, and celebrated her spirit and legacy.
A Lasting Impact and Inspiration
Welch left behind a lasting impact and inspiration for many people, especially her students. She was a passionate educator who made learning fun and engaging. She taught her students not only Spanish, but also culture, history, and life skills. She encouraged them to be curious, open-minded, and respectful of others. She also supported them in their academic and personal goals, and helped them overcome their challenges.
Welch’s students loved and respected her, and considered her as a role model and a mentor. They expressed their gratitude and admiration for her in letters, cards, and drawings. They also created a mural in her honor, featuring her favorite quotes and images. They vowed to continue her legacy by pursuing their dreams and making a positive difference in the world.
Wendy Welch was a remarkable woman who lived a life full of joy and purpose. She was a teacher, a co-founder, a traveler, a linguist, a musician, a yogi, and a lover of life. She was a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. She was a leader, a role model, and an inspiration. She was Wendy Welch.