Leslie Padilla Cacy's Memorial Fund

$24,660 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 280 people in 37 months
This is a fundraiser for Leslie Cacy's husband and family.  Leslie (Padilla) Cacy is the wife of Devon Cacy, daughter of Daniel & Zandra Padilla, and sister of Laurie Padilla & Daniel Padilla Jr. They are a young couple being happily married for only seven months. Leslie is one of those people who always lit up a room with her unwavering smile and never shied away from lending a helping hand to anyone.  The kind of person who loved incredibly deeply and saw the very best in everyone.  She had an affinity for animals, but specifically dogs.   She would go out of her way to say "Hi" to a pet owner and spend five minutes of her time getting to know complete strangers and their pets.  She is truly a one-of-a-kind person.  

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, the very definition of a tragedy occured.  Leslie lost her life at the age of 28 - leaving behind her husband, family, and beloved dogs.

We sincerely and gratefully appreciate any contribution you can give. The money raised here will be used toward paying for the final arrangements and funeral costs.
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Funeral Service Arrangements for Leslie:

Monday, June 6, 2016
Visitation at 10am
Service at 11am
Reception at 12pm
All services are located at the Canon Community Baptist Church in Canon City.

**DRESS CODE**: We are asking all of our friends and family to wear bright colors - to reflect Leslie's bright, beautiful, and bubbly personality.


Flowers should be sent to the care of Harwood Funeral Home (516 North 10th Street, Canon City, CO 81212).
Please wear bright colors to the service
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Official Written Statement from the family of Leslie Cacy

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It is with the heaviest hearts that we must write about the passing of our beloved Leslie (Padilla) Cacy. On the evening of Saturday, May 28, 2016, God called home a spitting image of his own son.

Born as their second daughter on August 5, 1987 to Daniel & Zandra Padilla Sr. of Corpus Christi, Texas, it was already apparent what a gem Leslie was; she had a beautiful soul and a heart of gold.

On a family trip to Colorado in the summer of 2008, they all enjoyed the beautiful ride of the Royal Gorge Route Railroad (RGRR). Unbeknownst to Leslie at the time, that was the beginning of the next 8 years of her life. She had just met their table server, Devon Cacy, who would turn out to be the love of her life, her soul mate, and her future husband. After that trip, Leslie vowed that she would be moving to Colorado, even with the doubt from her family.

Leslie started at RGRR as the Office Manager in July 2015, and with her bright mind and eagerness to learn, quickly enrolled in the conductor training class. Within two months, Leslie was fully certified as a conductor and was excelling in her position. Conducting was the perfect position for her to exude her extroverted personality, work with/interact with people, and to spread pure joy and excitement amongst each and every co-worker and train passenger she encountered.

Always wanting to achieve more and to further her education, Leslie began train engineer training only four weeks ago. She was a complete natural and picked up engineering very quickly. Leslie was also preparing for her GRE exam for entrance into UCCS's Geropsychology Master's program after completing her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Her dream job was to be a geriatric psychologist with an animal emphasis.

The RGRR train played an integral part of their lives. Before being married on October 4, 2015 in Estes Park, Colorado, the couple invited all of their friends and family to partake in a first-class dinner on the train as their rehearsal dinner.

Leslie leaves behind an incredible legacy of genuine love, loyalty, pure happiness and joy. Any individual or animal that crossed paths with Leslie was truly blessed to experience the genuine ray of sunshine that she was. Any person that Leslie met was family to her, and was known to frequently call friends and family for no reason at all - just to say "Hi".

Leslie thoroughly enjoyed hiking, biking and camping throughout various scenic areas of Colorado. If there was a Cowboys football game on, she would find a way to watch it wherever she was - even if they got beat by Devon's beloved Broncos. What Leslie valued the most, though, was spending time with family and friends. She would choose spending time with family over any other option, cherished every moment she got to spend with you, and always greeted you and said "see you later" with a huge hug and a kiss.

Equally as important to Leslie were her fur-babies. She treated every dog or animal as if they were her own, and stopped to meet every dog she saw during her day. She strongly believed in adopting and giving dogs a second chance, especially in adopting senior pets. Leslie was also known to be able to recall the dogs that she encountered as a Client Care Specialist at the Fremont Veterinary Hospital when she saw them and their owners out in public.

The Cacy and Padilla families greatly appreciate the tremendous out-pour of love and support during this unfathomable process. The Royal Gorge Route Railroad family has also been incredibly supportive. We ask the media for privacy as we get through this difficult time.

Services are scheduled for Monday, June 6 with Visitation at 10am and the Service at 11am. All services are located at the Canon Community Baptist Church in Canon City. Flowers should be sent to the care of Harwood Funeral Home (516 North 10th Street, Canon City, CO 81212).

We have set-up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Leslie's memorial: gofund.me/lesliecacy
Devon, Leslie, Moe Moe & Wrinkles
Mr. & Mrs. Cacy
Becoming One Family
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To our friends and family,

We are so touched by everyone's outpouring of love and support for Leslie. However, we shouldn't be surprised, because we know what an incredible person she is, and she would do the exact same for us.

Because of so, we have raised our goal in hopes of continuing to spread the word with more friends and family. Please share the link - there are an astronomical number of people's lives that Leslie touched!

gofund.me/lesliecacy
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Thank you so much for the incredible out-pour of love and support. We will share all of your sweet comments and condolences with Devon once everything starts to settle down.
Please share the link with friends and family of Devon and Leslie, as neither of them have a Facebook account.

Hugs,
The Padilla & Cacy family
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Sarah Cosgrove
37 months ago
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I'm in total shock right now... She worked at my vet and just absolutely LOVED MY DOG BULLY. She had a heart of gold. My heart goes out to her family. And my heart hurts so much for her sweet husband. RIP BEAUTIFUL GOD HAS A SWEET ANGEL

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Ann Marie
37 months ago

Me & Leslie use to work together at Drs. Mcintyre. She was also a friend outside of work. I had lost contact with her over the years. But when I heard the news it broke my heart tremendously. She was such a sweet caring person. I could honestly say she's one of a kind. How I love her sweet smile she was a living angel.

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Larry Gibbens
37 months ago

PS to prior post: We were very blessed to have met Leslie however brief.

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Larry Gibbens
37 months ago

I want to share a story about Leslie and her graciousness as a conductor. We met Leslie very briefly this past Christmas. Our six year old loves going on the Santa Express. This past Christmas there was a bit of goof with pictures with Santa where we were summoned back to the train after we had already gotten off. As we returned to the train we met Leslie who escorted us back and waited until we were done. She was kind and very conscientious of our safety. When she could have just seen us off, she took us to the engine and took pictures of my family in front of the engine then honored us by posing for pictures with our son. We

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Laura Zepeda
37 months ago

Leslie was one of the sweetest persons I had the pleasure of becoming good friends with my junior and senior year of high school. And recently we were able to reconnect. She hadn't changed one bit, her beautiful smile grew even bigger if that's possible. I still cannot believe she physically will not be here but I know everyone she touched has now gained an angel. I miss her terribly. To her wonderful husband and family I am thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers.

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Ashley Metcalfe
37 months ago

The amount of love shared on this page just goes to show how much happiness Leslie brought to everyone she met and very loved she is ❤️

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Jennifer Flynn
37 months ago

I am missing Leslie's hugs right now. When ever I was lost or hurt she would be there to put me back together. Sometimes with words or just sitting with me while I cried, or feeding me with her awesome tacos :) Working with her was a pleasure. Being her friend was an honor. To all of her family, friends, and furbabies, I send you my love.

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$100
Kathy Cassidy & Jo Strang
36 months ago

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Leslie & Devon's family, including their railroad family, and the legion of friends and acquaintances who were touched by Leslie's beautiful spirit. You are in the prayers of your extended short line railroad family as you make your way through the difficult days ahead. In the meantime, know that we're sending you healing thoughts and support.

SL
$200
Steve Flanders- S&S Shortline & Leasing
36 months ago

Sending our condolences.

$100
Anonymous
36 months ago
YW
$110
yuly williams
36 months ago
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from Kathi Cacy's co-worker at KeyBank Colorado East Area

DS
$20
Debbie Stotts
36 months ago
CW
$25
Candy Wright
36 months ago
1
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I WISH I could have known her - looks like I missed out on meeting a real angel on earth...

LM
$25
Lyndsey Mattson
37 months ago

With my deepest sympathies... Leslie was a beautiful spirit, and my prayers go out to everyone affected by her loss.

$150
Anonymous
37 months ago
TO
$50
Tim Osier
37 months ago

I just rode the scenic train a few weeks back with my friend Larry. I met Daniel Sr & Jr and they were really nice people. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Leslie.

KL
$50
Karen Luhrs
37 months ago

With deepest sympathy and sadness over this immense tragedy.

Sarah Cosgrove
37 months ago
1
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I'm in total shock right now... She worked at my vet and just absolutely LOVED MY DOG BULLY. She had a heart of gold. My heart goes out to her family. And my heart hurts so much for her sweet husband. RIP BEAUTIFUL GOD HAS A SWEET ANGEL

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Ann Marie
37 months ago

Me & Leslie use to work together at Drs. Mcintyre. She was also a friend outside of work. I had lost contact with her over the years. But when I heard the news it broke my heart tremendously. She was such a sweet caring person. I could honestly say she's one of a kind. How I love her sweet smile she was a living angel.

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Larry Gibbens
37 months ago

PS to prior post: We were very blessed to have met Leslie however brief.

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Larry Gibbens
37 months ago

I want to share a story about Leslie and her graciousness as a conductor. We met Leslie very briefly this past Christmas. Our six year old loves going on the Santa Express. This past Christmas there was a bit of goof with pictures with Santa where we were summoned back to the train after we had already gotten off. As we returned to the train we met Leslie who escorted us back and waited until we were done. She was kind and very conscientious of our safety. When she could have just seen us off, she took us to the engine and took pictures of my family in front of the engine then honored us by posing for pictures with our son. We

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Laura Zepeda
37 months ago

Leslie was one of the sweetest persons I had the pleasure of becoming good friends with my junior and senior year of high school. And recently we were able to reconnect. She hadn't changed one bit, her beautiful smile grew even bigger if that's possible. I still cannot believe she physically will not be here but I know everyone she touched has now gained an angel. I miss her terribly. To her wonderful husband and family I am thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers.

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Ashley Metcalfe
37 months ago

The amount of love shared on this page just goes to show how much happiness Leslie brought to everyone she met and very loved she is ❤️

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Jennifer Flynn
37 months ago

I am missing Leslie's hugs right now. When ever I was lost or hurt she would be there to put me back together. Sometimes with words or just sitting with me while I cried, or feeding me with her awesome tacos :) Working with her was a pleasure. Being her friend was an honor. To all of her family, friends, and furbabies, I send you my love.

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