Alyssa “Ally” Irene Ruffles, 22, of Greeley unexpectedly passed on August 24, 2020.
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Ally was born on July 3rd, 1998 in Greeley, CO. She was the beloved daughter of Nicole (Verkuilen) Ruffles and Eric Ruffles, and younger sister to Shelby Ruffles.
Ally had a happy childhood in Colorado, and grew up to graduate from Northridge High School and collected scholarships to attend the University of Northern Colorado. She was spontaneous, had a contagious laugh, and infectious smile that could light up a room.
Ally had a love for life and a passion for many things. Family, friends, animals, and music were a few of her favorites. Ally loved making others happy and had a free, caring, and protective nature.
Ally will be forever remembered by her parents, Nicole and Eric Ruffles; sister, Shelby Ruffles; and grandmother, Jeanne Helms. Ally will also be deeply missed by her aunt, Jody Verkuilen; aunt, Marisa Atwood and family; special cousin, Ashley Morger and family, extended family, many friends, and the community.
A celebration of life will be at 3pm on Friday, September 18th, 2020 at Journey Christian Church with a reception and balloon release following at 5pm at the Moose Lodge.
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