By Anica Padilla

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) — A celebration of life was held for Teri Leiker on Friday at the CU Events Center in Boulder. Leiker was among 10 people killed at a King Soopers grocery store on March 22. Leiker’s family said she was a huge University of Colorado fan.

Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold speaks during a celebration of life for Teri Leiker at the CU Events Center in Boulder on Friday, April 9, 2021. (credit: Matthew Jonas/Boulder Daily Camera)

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Family, friends, coworkers, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold, Gov. Jared Polis, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, and others were present at the service to offer condolences and share memories.

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(credit: Andy Cross/The Denver Post)

Lieker’s family urged people to make donations in her name to the following:

  • The Teri Leiker Memorial Marching Band Scholarship — which will be granted to a student with tons of school spirit.
  • CU’s Best Buddies program which creates one-on-one friendships between students and members of the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Teri was an 11-year participant in the program.
  • Teri was also a long-time participant in Special Olympics. To donate, visit
  • Via Mobility transported Teri thousands of times to and from her job at King Soopers. Donations can be made at
  • Imagine Colorado provides support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and helped Teri throughout her life. Visit
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Anica Padilla