May 23, 2011 3:27 PM by Zach Thaxton
The daughter of former mayoral candidate Mitch Christiansen says she feels like she's being "punk'd" as he remains missing and his wife, Sue, is dead following a boating accident on Eleven Mile Reservoir over the weekend. Still, Jennifer Collinsworth, 36, of Pueblo West, says she's glad the couple of 42 years "went to Heaven together."
Collinsworth says she's waiting for more details of the accident, just like everyone else. Although Mitch remains missing, Collinsworth says it's assumed he did not survive. She says their two dogs were with Mitch and Sue, and they're believed to have also died. Collinsworth says the whole family, including grandchildren, had planned a trip to Eleven Mile Reservoir for Memorial Day Weekend.
Collinsworth says Mitch had battled various types of cancer for nearly 20 years and was finally feeling healthy. Sue worked at Memorial Hospital doing administrative and clerical work, Collinsworth said.