Born in 1948 to Doris and Louis Gabriel, Teresa Harbaugh ’69 grew up in San Bernardino, California, attending St. Bernardine’s High School. She graduated from SCU, during which time she studied at the University of Vienna. Continuing her studies at Mills College and UC Berkeley, she received a secondary teaching credential from the University of San Diego in 1971. She never stopped learning. In 1973, she married her soul mate, Paul Harbaugh, and in Denver they began an extraordinary life of love, family, travel, art making, and philanthropy. As the matriarch and pillar of her family, and friend to so many, Teresa emanated grace, kindness, and strength. She was effervescent and radiant, a force for good. She was Paul’s partner in life, and they were a most beautiful and elegant team in everything they did. Teresa was an artist in every way. In 1980, she founded AZUSA Publishing, a Native American and Western history card company, which brought long forgotten images into the mainstream. She was a longtime member of the Cherry Hills Village Public Art Commission and a founding board member of Englewood Arts. She was also a member of the Aspen Meadows Art Advisory Committee at the Aspen Institute and a strong supporter of the Denver Art Museum as well as the CU, DU, and University of New Mexico Art Museums, among others. Her visions and opinions were creative and fresh. A beacon of love, devoted mother and wife, business owner, art devotee and philanthropist, Teresa passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 6, 2016. She leaves behind her husband of 42 years, Paul Harbaugh; daughter Phaedra Harbaugh Sepesi (Houston); son Jerad Harrison Harbaugh (Englewood); and sisters Dayna Donatelli, Jan Marchese, Paula Yavari, and Tricia Gabriel.

03 Dec 2019