Alisa Phelan

1973 - 2021

Denver, Colorado


Alisa Phelan was born July 8th, 1973 in Monterey, CA.  At birth, she rushed into her new world in record time, with almost no labor to speak of.  That was the beginning of a life that started out "so special", and those two words would continue to define her through the various stages of her life.  Alisa dealt with very severe asthma as a child and adolescent. In high school, she became a foreign exchange student and spent a year in Iceland.  It proved to be a remarkable experience, made even more so by her lack of asthma symptoms.  Her move to Denver proved likewise in that with no asthma symptoms she was literally "cured" of her disease.  Alisa defied the lifelong prognosis her Doctor had given her. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with both BS/MS in Kinesiology. 
Alisa "Inhaled life and Exhaled love" in the ways that she lived and as she matured and interacted with everyone she met.  To be greeted with a radiant smile and genuine interest was such a welcoming experience.  Her persona became intertwined with a beauty to behold on the outside and a heart of sincere kindness and compassion on the inside.  She loved meeting new people and exploring new places with sights and sounds to satisfy her zest for life.  Her infectious laughter was so spontaneous and so easy to elicit.  Alisa always tried to stay grounded in life, in her spiritual beliefs and practices, and with developing her soul to its fullest potential as being her goal.  Her love for both people and animals alike was evidenced by her care, concern, and comfort to all in need. Alisa struggled mightily for years with a disease, trying as best she could to not reveal to others, which ultimately ended her life.
 She was preceded in death by her cousin Ethan.
Survived by her mother, Diane, father, Tom, Uncles Mark, Matt, Mike, Steve and Jim, Aunts Leslie, Mary Jane, Theresa, and cousins Matthew, Kate, Ryan, Rachel, Anna, Rachel, and Makayla.   

 "A Celebration of Life will be planned for May in Denver.  Donations can be made to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and/or  Freedom Service Dogs."

Donations in lieu of flowers
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or Freedom Service Dogs


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Tel: 1-800-273-8255

Freedom Service Dogs
7193 S. Dillon Ct, Englewood CO 80112
Tel: 1-303-922-6231

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Uncle Matt, Leslie and Rachel

March 22, 2021 5:38 PM

Your radiant spirit at the ocean today; Leslie and Rachel at Copper Mountain, your glowing smile, thoughts of ski days, game nights and hikes with you, Rachel and Bailey caring for Chickpea. love you
Uncle Matt, Leslie and Rachel

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Jenny Stockton

April 5, 2021 2:28 PM

We moved in next door to Alisa just over a year ago. We are so thankful for all the bright, friendly, beautiful smiles she shared with us whenever we saw her. May she Rest In Peace. Dann, Jenny, Abe, & Naomi Stockton


March 30, 2021 6:12 PM

I see Alisa in the new colorful and heavenly spring blooms appearing after a rough season. Now at this time of rebirth, Alisa too is reborn in peace. She is remembered in the flowers arriving, mirroring the beauty and love she shared with us all.

Paige Warren

March 22, 2021 3:30 PM

Cherishing and blessed for all our walks in nature from Colorado, to California, to all the way to Italy. We walked in wonder together. I will carry your smile and laugh in my heart forever my friend.
Paige Warren

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Donna, Stephen and Allie Jacobs

March 21, 2021 9:45 AM

To the Family of our Sweet Alisa,

Alisa was one of the kindest souls I have ever had the priveledge of knowing. She will be missed by all. May this small gift of life keep her spirit alive always.
Donna, Stephen and Allie Jacobs

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