May 27, 1993 – December 29, 2021
Savanna Ray Bristol was born in Glenwood Springs and died at her home in Durango.
She grew up and attended school in her hometown of Carbondale, where she graduated from Roaring Fork High School. In 2019, she attended San Juan Community College in Farmington, New Mexico, where she obtained her phlebotomy license.
She was on this earth for 28 years and helped make it a brighter and better place. She had various jobs that she loved, at River Valley Ranch, at the Dalton Ranch Golf Course, in different dispensaries, doing home care with Comfort Keepers, working in a pet store and finally as a phlebotomist for Labcorp.
People who knew Savanna know that she wanted to be funny and irreverent. She had love and laughs to share, as well as a sarcastic wit and a deliciously sassy mouth that made people laugh! She walked on a particularly different drum; that’s what made her so special.
She loved making people smile and feel better, always giving compliments and the best hugs! She never failed to let people know that she loved them and told them at least ten times a day!
Savanna was artistic and creative. When the pandemic hit, she spent a lot of time painting rocks to look like ladybugs and creating the cutest fairy houses. Then she would sneak up to put them on people’s porches or in flower gardens.
The neighborhood was teeming with fairy gardens with his designs that year. She also enjoyed going to local rivers and lakes, rafting and paddle boarding.
She was a caring person and an amazing caretaker, taking care of everyone in need, whether people or animals. She never met a dog or a cat she didn’t like
e. She even welcomed and cared for an elderly client’s dog when the client couldn’t. She was a source of strength and a great help to her sister Ciarra, and moved temporarily to Denver to help take care of herself and her nephew when Ciarra was undergoing leukemia treatment in 2019/2020.
Savanna loved her family deeply and if she knew you well, you were part of her extended family.
His nephew Summit was his favorite person in the world. She loved spending time with him. She built him a cardboard rocket for his birthday last year and made him a Halloween costume: a fire truck with movable wheels, spinning lights, a telescoping ladder and a fire hose. .
She is survived by her mother Patty Bristol, her father Doug Bristol and her partner Lisa Talley, her sister Ciarra Bristol and her partner Marlin Boyer, her nephew Summit, her grandfather Maurice Bristol, her aunts and uncles Kelly and Jan Warnock, Tina and Ras Smith, Debbie and Jim Martin, Mike Bristol, many cousins and friends she considered family.
She is predeceased by her grandparents June and Tiny Nightingale, Marsha and Milt Dodson, Eva Bristol and uncle Tim Nightingale.
There will be a celebration of Savanna’s life over the summer when Ciarra is healed of cancer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at suicidepreventionlifeline.org