Born in Chicago, Illinois on June 20th, 1951

Departed on July 15th, 2020 and resided in Englewood, Colorado

    Claudia Grace Davids, born June 20, 1951 in Chicago Illinois, passed away peacefully in the morning on July 15, 2020 at the age of 69 from a hard fought battle with COPD in Parker, Colorado. Growing up in Highland, IN she graduated from Illiana Christian High School and went on to major in English Literature with a minor in Education at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While attending college she wed her first husband, Frank Kuiper. Claudia then was accepted into University of Chicago’s Master’s Program for Teaching but postponed furthering her education to start a family. She relocated to Colorado with Frank and daughter.  After getting established, they had their first and her only son. She supported her children academically and athletically in addition to sharing with them her love for the Colorado outdoors, water activities, photography, art, writing and literature.  Always a hard worker, Claudia had and enjoyed a career in advertising, eventually starting her own marketing/advertising company. In the late 1980s, Claudia met John Littleford, whom she married and had three more daughters. She stayed home to raise her kids and instilled in them a love of reading, classic rock music, cooking, and most importantly a relationship with their Lord, Jesus Christ. During this time she was also able to explore the world with trips to Mexico, Costa Rica, and Hawaii.  Never one to pass up a learning opportunity, she made these trips memorable vacations and also valuable history and cultural lessons. After her “second litter” grew up, she completed her Master’s Degree in Education which allowed her to realize her dream of teaching. She shared her passion for writing and English Literature with students at both Denver Christian and Parker Lutheran.  A dedicated and energetic teacher, she also displayed her talents by sponsoring the yearbook and directing many high school plays including “Cinderella Wore Combat Boots” and “Murder by the Book”. After her teaching career, she was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother who leaned on her faith as she provided guidance and wisdom to her family and friends.

    Claudia is preceded in death by her beloved father John Davids.  She is survived by her mother Jean Davids; brother, Jack (Nancy) Davids; sister, Patricia (Craig) Menninga; son, Justin Kuiper; daughters, Brett (Matthew) Meehan, Dana (Christopher) Conder, Lea (Spencer) Harms and Emma (Caleb) McDowell; numerous nieces, nephews and 9 grandchildren.

    Funeral service will take place at Joy Lutheran Church on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:00 am.  This service will be closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but may be viewed post service.  A link will be posted once it is available, as this will not be a live feed.

    Guestbook Entries

    Lea Harms

    Love you mom! Miss you so much! We will continue your legacy of joy, love and grace. 

    July 31st, 2020 at 4:54pm
    Preston Mackay

    Prayers to your family!

    July 31st, 2020 at 5:07pm
    Mary A. Gardunio

    Sending all my love and prayers to your family. I hope the memories and love you’ve shared will bring you peace and comfort… My deepest sympathies  

    July 31st, 2020 at 5:24pm
    Mary A Gardunio

    Sending all my love and prayers to your family. I hope the memories and love you’ve shared will bring you peace and comfort… My deepest sympathies  

    July 31st, 2020 at 5:25pm
    Judy Perkins (Gunnink)

    I loved working with your mom. She was an amazing teacher  and so much fun to be around. I’m sure you will all miss her. My prayers are with you. 

    July 31st, 2020 at 5:32pm
    Megan Fielding

    Claudia I am so blessed to have gotten to know you! You raised such beautiful Children and Grandchildren! Spread your wings and fly free now!  Till we meet again! 

    July 31st, 2020 at 5:45pm
    Larry Anderson

    Claudia shall always have a special place in my heart… I do love and miss her…  we had many a great time together at Big Mac..  love ya Claudia 

    July 31st, 2020 at 5:48pm
    Iris Salladay Sirois

    I never met you, but I know what a wonderful daughter you raised. Lea has become someone very dear to me over these past 5 years. Bless you
    My prayers are with your family.

    July 31st, 2020 at 5:50pm
    Dayna Newlon-Smith

    My love and prayers are with you all!

    July 31st, 2020 at 6:14pm
    Hannah Smith

    Sending our thoughts to Claudia’s family. I’m thankful I got to meet her and spend some time with her. She raised a great group of people! She will be missed. <3

    July 31st, 2020 at 6:31pm
    Blake Wertz

    My condolences, praying for you and your family!

    July 31st, 2020 at 7:02pm
    Becky Martin

    Our love and prayers are with all of you!
    Love, The Martin Family

    July 31st, 2020 at 7:37pm
    David and Robin Conder

    I pray that your family finds peace.   

    July 31st, 2020 at 7:50pm
    CJ Morris

    Praying for you guys. She was a special lady and lived a great life. If you need anything let us know.

    July 31st, 2020 at 8:20pm
    Barbara Coy

    Deepest sympathies to the entire family…may the Lord give you comfort during your time of loss.

    July 31st, 2020 at 8:57pm
    Shannon Hartzell

    Sending love, hugs, and prayers to your family!  

    July 31st, 2020 at 10:43pm
    Ann Parsons

    Prayers sent up for God’s loving arms to be wrapped around all of you and give you comfort.  Hugs to all.  Love, The Parsons. Jim, Ann, Sarah, andMark

    August 1st, 2020 at 10:21am
    Kathy Anderson

    It’s so hard to say goodbye to someone who touched my heart for 29 years. My life was made better for knowing her. I have a lot of great memories that will stay with me. 
    Gods blessings to all of you. Claudia you will be missed dearly!! I love you ♥️

    August 1st, 2020 at 5:31pm
    Annerly C

    May your family find peace in all the wonderful memories they shared with you. 

    August 1st, 2020 at 6:41pm
    Nancy Davids

    Prayers for all of you! .     So glad I got to visit w her the last few times I was out there!    She is a better place now! 

    August 2nd, 2020 at 11:02am
    Denise Sleeper

    So sad to hear this news. We have wonderful memories of you all from Denver Christian.  May the wonderful memories of Claudia bring joy when you feel pain of missing her.  Scott and Denise Sleeper.

    August 2nd, 2020 at 7:20pm
    Lisa Dubrovich

    Claudia always gave me words of comfort and strength! She was the theater mom I always looked forward to seeing and I felt we were friends above all. Claudia, thank you for always helping me! Sending love to all. 

    August 2nd, 2020 at 11:00pm
    Eric Davids

    Praying for everyone. We wish we could be with you at this time. Missing Claudia.

    August 3rd, 2020 at 8:24am
    Jenna Paul

    Your home was a second home for me for so many years, and likewise Claudia was another momma for me. My love and prayers are with all of you. Beautiful Obituary D.

    August 5th, 2020 at 1:19pm

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