April 12, 1948 ~ April 26, 2019

Born in: Cedar Rapids, IA
Resided in: Denver, CO

Sage Ann Scheer, boss lady, spiffy dresser, accomplished traveller, and compulsive shopper, died peacefully at home on Friday April 26th, 2019. She was with her sister Diane and her oldest friend Sue Godar. She was surrounded by photos of Roger, her beloved husband of 38 years who died in 2012. No doubt they’re having a hot date in Heaven at this very moment.

Sage Ann Scheer, PhD. (born Sage Ann D’Aquila) was a boss in the boardroom long before that was celebrated in a woman. She never politicized her accomplishments or ambition; it simply never occurred to her that she would be anything but excellent. Sage was a trained classical pianist and the organist for the Church of the Risen Christ for over 40 years. She was the past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Anchor Center for Blind Children and an incredibly passionate philanthropist who effected thousands of people through her charitable work.

Sage was made up of pure, unadulterated, Italian Catholic home-cooked love. No one in Sage’s sphere of influence ever lacked for anything, nor did anyone feel less than perfectly adored. Her door was always open, as was her wine cellar. She liked to write long, effusive letters to her loved ones, and when her hand-writing started to fail she would type them out. She loved her dogs, her garden and her Broncos. She loved to travel and feast. She loved beautiful things. Maybe because she was one.

Sage is survived by her sister Diane, sister-in-law Barbara West, nieces Lisa Shirley (married to Sawyer, children Jordan and Peyton) and Alex Johnson (married to Chad Thurlow), nephews Sam Johnson and Brian Smith (married to Denise, son Andrew), and cousins Jim D’Aquila (married to Bonnie, children Gabriella and Isabella), Barbara D’Aquila, Margaret Mader (children Nicholas, Meaghan and Charlie), Donna D’Aquila (children Carl and Dante), Mike D’Aquila (married to Mary, children Carolyn, Patrick and Emily) and Patricia Merickel (married to John, children Jonathon and Andrew).

The family would like to thank the community of the Church of the Risen Christ for their above-and-beyond support of Sage in both life and death, and to neighbours Dr. Gordon and Sue Blakeman. The funeral will be held May 18th at 10:30 AM at the Church of the Risen Christ in Denver, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Anchor Center for Blind Children (USA) or Jack.org (Canada).

In her own words: “I’m going on a journey. I don’t think I need to check a bag. Carry-on should suffice.”


Funeral Mass: May 18, 2019 10:30 am

Risen Christ Catholic Parish
3060 South Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80222


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  1. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Sage. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3


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