April 5, 1937 ~ December 5, 2011
Alex Conn, 74, departed this life on Dec. 5, 2011, after a long and courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was born in Pueblo on April 5, 1937, son of Pete and Linnie Contogeanes. He was a 1955 graduate of Pueblo Central High School. He was a member of the Colorado Army National Guard from October, 1955 to October, 1963 when he was honorably discharged. Alex and Barbara Medill married in Las Vegas, Nev. on Sept. 10, 1989. They loved to travel and were fortunate enough to have been able to do extensive traveling in the United States, Canada, the Baltic and Mediterranean countries and Europe. Alex retired from Safeway Stores in 1997, after 39 years of service where he enjoyed his many friendships with his co-workers and customers. His zest for life and warm smile were contagious.
Preceded in death by his parents; half brothers, Harold Steves and Harvey Steves. Survived by his loving and caring wife, Barbara; son, Kenneth Alex (Amie) Conn; stepchildren, Ralph C. (Lei) Medill, Gary A. (Joy) Medill and Marilyn (Rickey Lee) Williams; grandson, Tanner Alex Conn; step-grandchildren, Gary A. (Renée) Medill II, Gregory (Jolene) Medill, Rebecca Sue (Travis) Graham, Wyatt Medill, Jared Lane (Effie) Medill, Garrett Wade Medill, Brennan Ray Medill, Emily Christensen, Jay E. Williams and Richelle Lee (Jon) Voight; four step great-grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine Huey, Nora Cross, Cleata Miller and Marie (Dale) Grap; half sister, Myrtle Gordon; brother-in-law, David (Lois) Pritchard; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family; special friends, Jim and Ellen Donaldson and Gertrude Puntar. Many thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for his care and support, especially his nurses, Toni Garcia and Christina Maes.
There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com