Angela Japha

Angela Japha

1958 - 2024

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Obituary of Angela Japha

Angela Japha, wife, best friend, partner and the love of Dan Japha passed away on February 29, 2024. Angela died peacefully and painlessly in her sleep after a courageous fight against a fast moving cancer. She was 66 years old, way too young for someone with her passion for life.


Angela is survived by her husband Dan Japha and her daughter Megan Barry, stepson and daughter-in-law Jon and Maureen Japha and their children William and Henry, stepdaughter and son-in-law Yael and Steve Trainer and their children Finn and Nevi, sisters and brothers-in-law Lynn and Bill Geller, Rivka and David Japha, Raizel and Moshe Japha and Pnina and Alvin Japha and Angela's sister Jvonna Toni Meier Hurst.

Angela was born in Oklahoma City in 1958. She was adopted at birth by her parents Roger and Ilene Bailey.


Angela was a graduate of Oklahoma State University and was a CPA. Later in life, Angela became a very accomplished amateur photographer. Her greatest photographic achievement was to have one of her images published in National Geographic Traveler Magazine. She loved to travel, which she and Dan did extensively for 16 years. Angela used her travel to take thousands of images of her favorite subjects: dramatic landscapes and every kind of wildlife on the planet.


Hundreds of people have been touched by Angela’s infectious smile, passion for life and always positive attitude and energy and of course, her beautiful photo imagery. She will be missed enormously by all who knew her.



Graveside, Thursday, March 7, 12:30 pm, Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St, Denver, CO 80247. Service will be live streamed via Feldman Mortuary's YouTube channel:


Important information:

  • Make sure to use the Entrance off of Alameda Avenue
  • Do NOT use the Emanuel Cemetery entrance, these gates will be closed
  • Do NOT use the main cemetery entrance off of Quebec
  • We will be lined up at Staging Area "A" and will process, promptly at 12:30pm, to the graveside
  • If you miss the procession from the Staging Area "A", the burial is in Block 66A which is due east from the staging area, toward the northeast corner of the cemetery, along Fairmount Drive on far east side. The personnel in the main office building can assist if you have any questions or get lost.


Below are the shiva times and locations: 


Shiva and Condolence Calls: THURSDAY

Thursday, March 7, 4-7 pm at home of Lynn and Bill Geller, 10184 E. Aberdeen Ave., Englewood 80111. Shiva service at 5 pm.

Shiva and Condolence calls: FRIDAY

Friday, March 8th, 7:30-10 am , Congregation HEA, 3600 S. Ivanhoe St., Service 7:30-8:30 am, visitation following.

Shiva and Condolence calls: SUNDAY

Sunday, March 10, 2-5 pm, at home of Dan Japha, 617 Cliffgate Lane, Castle Pines, CO 80108. Enter through the secure gate 1. Shiva service at 2 pm, visitation following.



Please join Dan and Angela Japha’s family for a Celebration of Life at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, Colorado, on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  This will be an open house style event. Brief remarks will begin around 7:00 pm. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.  Botanic Gardens will welcome guests to enjoy the gardens throughout the day before the event in recognition of Angela’s love of nature and beauty.*  Please RSVP to by Tuesday, March 12.

*The Denver Botanic Gardens closes to the pubic at 4:00 PM. Guests visiting the gardens before Angela’s Cerebration of Life will need to leave the gardens at at that time and come to the event venue. 



Contributions suggested to:


Cobbled Streets:  Helping Homeless and Foster Kids Move Forward-Denver, Colorado (


Connections Education Center of Palm Beaches—School for Autistic Children of all ages (


Rural Education and Development (READ Global)—Provides schools and libraries for women in Nepal (





12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Fairmount Cemetery
430 South Quebec Street
Denver, Colorado, United States
Staging Area "A"