‘It doesn’t seem real’: Mom of 4 killed in Centennial crime spree remembered as ‘inspiring’

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (KDVR) — A mother of four is being remembered for her spirit and infectious smile, after she was killed last week during a crime spree and carjacking in Centennial.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and Littleton Police told FOX31 after unsuccessfully trying to steal a car  on Thursday, July 15 shortly before 10 p.m., a suspect eventually stole a car near Broadway and Dry Creek Road.

Witnesses said they saw a white sedan driving erratically before crossing the center line of the road and crashing into another car, killing Heidi Glover. The suspect died in the crash, as well.

Glover worked at a local day care, and the news of her death was a shock to co-workers and friends.

“I actually did not believe her husband when he called me,” said Glover’s co-worker, Janea Lynch. “I thought it was a dream, and I had to call him back because I was not understanding it.”

Glover leaves behind a large family, including two daughters, two sons and a husband.

“One will be a freshman, one will be a senior then a sophomore in college and one in her 20s, so important times to miss mom,” said her friend of 20 years Missy Griffin. “She was always cheering for everybody if you were playing her daughter’s team, she’d cheer for you when you were up. She was always focused on kindness and how you can impact other people. even in really unfair situations she always found the good and she taught her kids that.”

“She could make me laugh, we’d actually had teachers to ask us to stop laughing during nap time because we’d laugh so loud, she was just a bright light I had the pleasure of seeing every day,” Lynch said.

“When you walked in that door every morning she was the person you saw and she greeted every single person with a smile and a kindness you wouldn’t get from anyone else,” Glover’s co-worker for eight years Deidre Sandoval said.

Friends have created a GoFundMe to support Glover’s family during this difficult time.

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