Animals Pets 11

Amanda S. Harsh

December 24, 1975 ~ May 17, 2022 (age 46)


Amanda Suzanne Harsh, 46, of Colorado Springs, Colorado passed away on May 17, 2022. She was born Christmas Eve in 1975 in Pueblo, CO to parents Phil and Marti Harsh. She is survived by her sister, Holly Smith Harsh, her nieces, Zoe and Mara Smith - with whom she had a very special relationship with, and the love of her life and partner, Tony Teigen, of Colorado Springs. Amanda attended both elementary and middle school in Pueblo then moved to Salida, CO in 1990. She attended Salida High School and was on the gymnastics team, graduating in 1994. She continued her education at University of Nebraska - Kearney. She worked in the recreation business both in rafting and skiing before moving to Colorado Springs and then to Manitou Springs. Amanda remained in the service industry which included various restaurants, the Broadmoor Spa, and a prosperous pet sitting business. She lived in Pueblo for several years where she continued her pet sitting as well as in the restaurant industry. She returned to Colorado Springs as she met the love of her life, Tony Teigen. After meeting Tony, Amanda began to work with him in the MRI installation business. This true romance allowed Amanda to travel throughout the United States - something she always wanted to do. Amanda is also survived by numerous special friends, cousins, aunts, and uncles in Nebraska and across the nation all of whom she had very strong, unique bonds with. Amanda had a contagious smile, a true energy that lit up a room, she loved all her family and friends fiercely, and most of all was extremely loyal. She loved a good hike, any opportunity to dance, the beach, and just the opportunity to connect with any human or animal alike. She always let you know when she was thinking of you whether it was a phone call, a text, sharing a song that reminded her of you, or just spontaneously stopping by. Her other gifts were that to the animals…she was a true whisper to all God’s creations. She loved all her pets so deeply. She knew how to connect animals to humans and that is why she spent all of her lifetime rescuing and caring for her animal friends. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be designated to the Methodist Endowment Fund and to One Dog at a Time Colorado Dog Rescue, for which she volunteered and donated her time, money, and love for many years.  Memorial Services are set for 1:00 PM June 11, 2022 at the Salida United Methodist Church with a reception to follow at the Salida Steam Plant. On line condolences may be sent to the family at

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Memorial Service
June 11, 2022

1:00 PM
Salida United Methodist Church

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