|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1977, USA|
|Death: ||Dec. 5, 1994|
New Jersey, USA
A smart, funny, creative, wonderful life cut far too short by a freak accident.
From a Star-Ledeger article dated 12/7/1994:
A budding artist recognized in last year's Warren County Teen Festival of the arts, 17-year-old Colleen was killed while crossing Oxford Street in front of the high school by a bus making a right turn.
The empty bus had discharged its passengers in front of the school and driven around the block to head out of town on another run. Stepping off the curb, the teen was struck by the side of the slow-moving vehicle and knocked underneath its rear wheels, authorities said.
Obituary printed in the Express-Times dated 12/7/1994:
Colleen Bortscheller services on Friday; bus accident victim
BELVIDERE--Services will be held on Friday for Colleen Bortscheller, 17, of Belvidere, who died after being struck by a school bus. The services will take place at 3pm in Calvary Episcopal Church, Broad Street and New York Avenue, Flemington.
Call 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm Thursday in Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Flemington.
Burial will be private.
Born Aug. 10, 1977, in Somerville, she was a daughter of Frank and Sara Boys Bortscheller. She lived in Flemington before moving to Belvidere four years ago.
She was a junior at Belvidere High School, and a set designer for Country Gate Players in Belvidere. She attended the Rutgers University Summer Artists Institute in New Brunswick.
Surviving in addition to her parent are her grandparents, Francis and Isabell Bortscheller of Oyens, Iowa, and Thompson and Carol Boys of Flemington.
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes reportedly taken to Africa and scattered there.
Created by: R.
Record added: May 12, 2000
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