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Obituary for Cedar Ryan Medlin
Medlin, Cedar Ryan, age 33 of Arvada. Cedar was born on September 30, 1981 in Denver, Colorado. First-born daughter to the youthful hearts of Terri Jean and Danny William Jowers and sister to Brittney and Danny, she grew from a playful girl, to the loving wife of Larry Medlin and hardworking mother to Preston, Lanie and Cody, and she remained, throughout her life, a beloved soul to all who knew her. Cedar’s joy was family. Caring for her children and husband was her heart’s delight. And, the more the merrier when it came to being surrounded by loved ones, from aunts and uncles to nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her favorite times were holidays because that is when family came together. She absolutely loved Christmas and was forever the little girl who loved presents, decorating the tree, and all the sentiment of the season. Her other pleasures included reading a good book, heading to the hills to play slots with her mom and grandma, or hanging on the couch with Larry to watch Days of Our Lives, Vampire Diaries, or the Walking Dead. Of her many friends, she was a huge fan of the furry ones, especially her dogs, Daisy and Wiggles. She was compassionate. Her empathetic heart felt your pain, shared in your joy, or desperately wanted to ease your suffering. Humble in self, her only pride was for those around her; she was quick to shower compliments and acknowledge everyone’s achievements. She was sweet and kind from her first breath to her last. She gave much and expected little. Cedar’s essence came from the brightest, warmest light. You could see light in her eyes when she held her children, or when she listened to you talk of your own life. She wished you well, and you knew she meant it. You could even hear light in her laugh. And with Cedar, there was lots of laughter. She was tickled by everything cute and could find a bright side in the direst circumstances. “Love.” She loved. And she said so. You never heard “Goodbye” without an accompanying “I Love You.” The word “love” came easily, and it came sincerely. She knew her feelings and they flowed as openly and freely as her spirit. She loved her kids, her husband, her family. She loved the beauty of the mountains and the ocean. She loved life. She believed in God. She believed in angels. And her faith was stronger than ever. She had recently made the choice to start anew, and she was determined to make her new hopes a reality. For now, Cedar, happiness is deferred, but we are forever touched by the warmth of your spirit and by the resiliency of your love. We love you. We love you. We love you.