There are not many young women like Colleen Ann Barkow. I didnt know Colleen very long. But, the time I did know her, I knew a women who was; someones daughter, a fiancee' to my former brother-in-law Danny, someones friend, a loving, passionate, hard working, driven women. But what makes Collen so special to me, is how wonderful of a step-mother she was to my nieces Crystal and Kayla. Not many women would care for her fiancee's children in the way she did. She gave them unconditional as, if they were her own. She touch my nieces life so deeply therefore, she has touched my life. She is greetly missed every birthday, every holiday, every anniversary and everyday! I know she is in a wonderful peaceful place. A women of her light has to be. Recieving all the love and joy that, she brought to others lives.... including mine.
Colleen, Danny and the kids..
I cannot express to you how much you are in my heart daily.....I know that there is a place of peace ... I know Colleen is there .. Dan I cannot find your number please call me ... 609-933-7755 I think it is time for me to be friend I can be ... Im sorry Ive been so sucked up in the grief. I did write a song.. you can here it at www.thesundownproject.com
It was named at the end "Apollo Plays Ukuelelee " it is 100% based on your wife, our friend... I will never forget
Rich Finn and Bertha
colleens birthday was last week it was a very sad time for em and my sister because she woudl have been 28 years old and it seems like just yeasterday she was blowing out the candles of her 26 birthday cake at our kitchen table now i blow the candle out for her and it makes me feel better from that at least i get a little confort.
To Colleen's family and friends:
My name is Chani Mayeur, and I am a 20 year-old student in Texas. I never knew Colleen, but this evening, September 11, 2002, I attended a memorial service for the victims of 9-11 at my church. During the service the Pastor allowed those of us who wanted to, the opportunity to pick a name of a victim from a table next to the alter to pray for. I picked up Colleen's name. As I bent down to the alter, I prayed for Colleen, for her family, and for her friends. I couldn't help but feel so emotionally touched just by seeing her name on a piece of paper. Colleen was only 26 years-old; she was so young. Like I said before, I did not know Colleen, but I would like for those of you who did know her to understand that she has touched my life, from somewhere up above. I'm sure she was a wonderful person. I wish I had the chance to know her, but I feel extremely priveleged to have been given the chance to pick her name and pray for her this evening.
God bless you, her family and friends. And God bless Colleen.
I really miss you a lot. I cry almost every night for you. I wonder how you are doing and what havens like. I hope that you are happy and that god is taking good care of you just as daddy did. Love, crystal
Daniel Barkow - Husband
Colleen was the center of my life. She was part of me and always will be...in spirit.
I love her sooo much, and i know she is with me, watching over me, waiting for the time that we can be together again.
I love and will never forget you, Danny
THIS POEM IS TITLED REMEMBER ME
THE NIGHTS ARE SHORT,THE DAYS ARE LONG,BUT LIFE MUST STILL GO ON.I WILL CHERISH THE TIMES WE HAD TOGETHER AND KEEP THEM IN MY HEART FOREVER.WE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES EVEN SOME BAD,I CAN REMEMBER MAKING EACH OTHER MAD.I WISH WE COULD HAVE HAD MORE TIME TOGETHER,BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER OUR TIME FOREVER.