Established in 2008 in Memory of Ann Barney.
Those who knew her will remember many things about Ann Barney, 19, who passed away Friday in a car accident near Coeur d Alene, Idaho.
A 2006 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, Ann was involved in numerous activities as a Sailor. She played basketball, was a 2006 class officer, worked on the yearbook committee, and was a central midfielder for a dominant soccer team that won 50 league games in four years. While Ann also had a passion for skiing, snowboarding, and the outdoors, her family and friends said her greatest love was for the people that filled her life.
She was certainly, to me, a wonderful girl. She was not perfect. Nobody?s perfect. But she certainly lit up our lives,? said her father, Patrick Barney. ?We were given a special gift with Ann. She had the ability to make people feel good about themselves: I don’t know how we were so fortunate to have Ann.?
A sophomore at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., Ann Barney was majoring in interior design, an art she planned to study in Italy next year.
She appreciated everything and everyone in her life,? Kelly Labor said. ?I couldn’t tell you how many times she told me how lucky she was to grow up in Steamboat, with the community, the family and friends ? she mentioned that to me several times in the past 10 years. How lucky she was, and how lucky we all were to grow up together.?