Obituary of Carol Ann Bachman
Carol Ann Bachman was born October 30th, 1944 as Carol Ann Morse. She was raised by her mother, Frances Morgenstern, and stepfather Maurice with support from her loving grandparents, Roma and Sol Schachtel. As a child, her family moved from Shaker Heights, OH to St. Louis, MO.
Carol traveled west to attend Denver University where she earned a master’s degree in early childhood development. She would later teach that subject at the same University.
With her love of art, children, and teaching, she obtained several federal grants to open pre-schools around the city of Denver.
Carol met her partner Keith while in Denver. Together, they enjoyed putting on psychedelic light shows around the city, often at “The Family Dog,” a venue that originated in San Francisco. It was here that she once helped Jim Morrison of The Doors back on stage when he was overly intoxicated. Projecting against oils, and using crystals on a screen, these lights added to the overall performances of acts like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, and the Fugs.
Soon after, Carol and Keith had a son, Kevin. For some time, Carol raised her son as a single mother in Indian Hills, CO, until her partner came back into her life.
Carol was a significant part of the community, leading the restoration of the Indian Hills landmark at the entrance of Parmalee Gulch, off Highway 285.
She later moved to Conifer, CO, 9700 feet up in the mountains. Her love for people and her community grew into a new passion. She earned her Real Estate license and helped many families find their dream home in those same mountains.
Carol led multiple fundraisers to not only provide children with backpacks and school supplies, but to provide scholarships for the children that needed them.
Carol is survived by her partner Karen Bachman, formerly Keith; her son Kevin, daughter-in-law Molly; and grandchildren, Dylan and Barrett.
Her wry smile and witty sense of humor and love for people and generosity will be missed by all.