Carol O. Cortner (Reese), 85, passed away on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 in Ordway,CO.
Born on May 23, 1933 in Las Animas, CO she was the daughter or Orza Waterman and Martha Speakman.
She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Mallamo of Denver, CO, her son Logan (Tara) Reese of Pueblo,CO and her daughter Kathleen Brown of Pueblo,CO, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Grandchildren are Cerise and Anisa Mallamo, Brian and Erin Baker and Amanda and Carol Ann Brown. Great grandchildren, Tristan Lane, Trenton and Zaiden McClean and Natalie and Tanya Diaz. Carol was very close to her nephews, Vernon and Vincent Alvarez. She was staying with friends and caregivers, Tina Lane and Felicia Ann of Rocky Ford, CO before she entered into the Crowley County Nursing Center. The family is thankful for their generosity during her time of need. Carol also had a wonderful long time friend, David Iddles of Manzanola, CO who was with her holding her hand as she took her last breaths. We are forever grateful to David for being with her when we could not.
Carol was a long time resident of Manzanola, CO and Pueblo, CO. Carol owned The Country Kitchen restaurant and also The Hen House restaurant in Blende. When she retired from the restaurant business she ran a Veterans Home in Manzanola.
Her last few months were spent in the care of the Crowley County Nursing Center. The family appreciates all of her caregivers from the Nursing Center. Per Carol’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time. In the summer of 2019, the family will have a Memorial service. Please reach out if you would like to be notified of the date and time.