In Loving Memory of Amy Renee Ronhovde


Amy Renee Ronhovde passed away on June 30, 2020 at the young age of thirty-nine years old in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She was born on August 2, 1980 in Lubbock, Texas to Mark and Ginger Matthews.  Amy grew up in Texas, California, and Oregon.  She graduated from Roulette High School and later went on to attend ASU where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Arts and Performance as well as her Master of Arts in Humanities.  It was during her time at ASU West that she met the love of her life, Torey Bron Ronhovde, and the two were married on May 20, 2005.

Amy was a light in every room she entered.  Her calm demeanor and laid back attitude could be interrupted by passionate bursts of humor, philosophy, history, facts and ideas.  Trying to play Jeopardy next to her was always a humbling experience.  These traits endeared her to her students and coworkers, but even more so it was her big heart that won them over.

Amy took a personal interest in her student’s lives.  She encouraged and molded many young minds.  I feel sorry for the students who won’t get to learn from her.  When she had a partial remission this last year, she started substitute teaching.  Teaching was her passion.

Amy was extremely introverted when not at work.  She enjoyed walks, hikes and going to the park on occasion, but it didn’t hold a candle to hanging out at home with our five cats.

She was a fiercely loyal companion and won Best Wife of the Century in My Opinion Magazine.

Amy is preceded in death by her mother, Ginger Matthews.  She is survived by her husband, Bron Ronhovde; father, Mark Matthews; sister and husband, Ada and Steven Tomaszewski and her sister and husband Ali and Edison Kim.


Bron Tribute:

My sweetest Amy, your heart transformed me into a more caring person and I will carry your love with me always.  Your patience and kindness has taught me to be mindful and steady as I connect with the world.  You have taught me so many things and we have learned so much together.  I’ll miss the most beautiful smile I have ever seen. I will miss your humor and your laughter.  I will miss comforting you in sorrow and celebrating with you in happiness.  You are my heart and life will not be the same without you.  These words do not come close to describing all that you are to me.  I love you always.  Your guy.  -Bron


Ali Tribute:

For my Beautiful Amy, I don’t know were to begin. How to make a tribute for someone who is so special to me and who I hold so close to my heart. You are not only my big sister but, my first friend, second mother and protector from the start. Everything I am you helped me to be with you unconditional lone and guiding hand. My sweet Amy, you are one of the greatest gifts in my life and I will cherish every memory of you today, tomorrow, and always. I love you past the moon and miss you way beyond the starts.  Time and distance can never separate us sisters, for we are eternally connected through our hears. I love you my beautiful Amy. Love always, Ali.


Mark Tribute:

Amy, Your mom and I have always been proud of you for being the person you are and for living your life your way from your heart full of love. Your pioneer spirit has encouraged us all to go after life and make the most of the brief time we have here. We are especially proud and happy that you found your wonderful partner, Bron. Although we all miss your joyful presence in the material realm, it is comforting to know that you and your mom are together and still present in the spirit dimension. I love you very much and always will.” –Dad