Trish Rasgorshek, Magnet Connoisseur and Hater of Cake
Patricia Irene (Montgomery) Rasgorshek, known as Trish, also known as the honorable Fort Collins “Bakery Bitch” and a festooned member of “The Herd”, passed away May 4, 2017 at 51 years old. Trish leaves behind her husband, Roger; daughters Sarah and Autumn; three grandchildren Wyatt, Odin, and Mariah; her bulldog Maddie; and a long list of family and friends.
Trish liked to have fun. Trish loved her family, her friends, and camping. She loved the Broncos, tattoos, and her dog. Trish’s contagious sense of humor was inescapable and she had a laugh that was all her own. On the first day of spring (or as she deemed it, Egg Day) she could be found in the kitchen balancing eggs. She would take pictures of her egg-celent achievements and send them to family and friends, encouraging them to do the same. This was a woman that made piñatas for Easter. This was a woman that would scour local flea markets every Christmas for the perfect, inappropriate gift.
Nobody escaped Trish’s infamous Presidents Plate. Her children and grandchildren were required to eat birthday dinners on the POTUS adorned dinnerware. The plate included the heads of every president from George Washington through Lyndon Johnson. The plate was not just ugly; it was large, ceramic, and ancient. She treasured it. Every bite revealed a new disaster in the White House and unleashed a barrage of laughter from Trish.
Trish was an avid collector of ugly magnets and she loved a good road trip. A lifetime of memories dresses her fridge. Her many adventures and inside jokes with friends and family can be relived through her extensive magnet collection. Looking through them, one can’t help but be reminded not to take life too seriously. Over the years, they have provided countless hours of entertainment for her grandkids and endless conversation with family and friends, with many inspired to start their own collections.
It was these and many other quirks that made Trish so much fun and a pleasure to know. She was a wife, a mother, and a friend but she was anything but ordinary.
In the summer, Trish spent as much time as possible in the mountains camping. She and Roger enjoyed four-wheeling with the goal of getting as far from humanity as possible. Trish always had her camera and she would often risk her husband’s sanity by wandering too close to baby moose for pictures. She liked to bring her granddaughter Mariah along and looked forward to roasting marshmallows with her every summer. She enjoyed playing with her grandsons and feeding Odin countless cupcakes. Trish will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched.
In lieu of flowers, Trish would have wanted loved ones to spend some time in the hills and avoid country music. This summer, get to the mountains with your loved ones. Disconnect from the busy world. A Celebration of Life was held in her honor on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at her residence in Pierce, CO.
“If you ever reach total enlightenment while you’re drinking a beer, I bet it makes beer shoot out your nose.” Jack Handey