Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lorraine L. Ely

Lorraine L. Ely, 87, passed away June 22, 2011. Survived by her children, Suzanne (John) Hart, Columbia, Mo., John (Barb) Ely, Omaha, Neb. and Joyce (Jim) Calhoun, Pueblo West, Colo.; grandchildren, Kirk Hart, Stephanie Hart-Maxwell, Susan and Nicholas Ely, Kelli and Morgan Calhoun; and great-grandchildren, Hannah Hart, Francesca Hart and Jorga Maxwell. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Robert E. "Bob" Ely. Lorraine was born August 8, 1923, in Grand Rapids, Mich. She worked at the University of Nebraska, was a real estate agent for a short time and owned several businesses over the years including a custom frame shop in Pueblo West. She was an accomplished artist and was the happiest when working on one of her many paintings of her children and grandchildren, working in her garden or traveling. She loved her family and she will be greatly missed. Special thank you to Jeanette (Jerry) Martinez, for the exceptional care she gave Lorraine. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Andrew McMullen officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lorraine's name may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003.

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