April 21, 1943 ~ October 10, 2022

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Memorial Mass:

Cloedean K. Stringfellow, 79, entered Heaven on Monday morning, Oct. 10, 2022, with her husband and children by her side. Cloedean was born in Pueblo, Colo. on April 21, 1943. She grew up in Pueblo, was a member of the second graduating class of Pueblo South High School in 1961, and received her AA degree from Pueblo Community College and her BA from Southern Colorado State College in 1965 in Accounting, Business, and Business Education.

Cloedean married the love of her life, Roy Stringfellow on Aug. 31, 1963, at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Pueblo. Together they lived in Chinle, AZ, Shonto, AZ, Flagstaff, AZ, and Page, AZ before returning to Pueblo in 2008. She had lifelong friends from everywhere she lived and remained in contact with many.

She used her degree working in many jobs, including for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Northern Arizona University, and in the Business Department for Page Unified School District. Most notably though, she was a teacher. She taught typing, accounting, math, business, and computer science and program certification over a 25-year teaching career. She was one of the first teachers who received a Microsoft Certification and prepared many of her students to enter college or the workforce out of high school. She was proud of her students, including many from the Navajo Nation, and continued to follow them in their lives after she retired.

Cloedean was a parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Page, AZ, and St Pius X Catholic Church in Pueblo and served on the Finance and Liturgical Committees. Her spirituality was central to her life and she continued to say prayers and rosaries for her family and friends on a daily basis.

Cloedean was meticulous in her hobbies which included quilting, stamping, and cardmaking. She was well known for her homemade birthday cards which she personalized for her kids, grandkids, and close friends until the final years of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Lillian Weed; and her three brothers, Jimmy, David, and Kenny. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Roy H. Stringfellow, Jr; her children John Michael, Ann Marie, and Brian; her 10 grandchildren, Milton Ronan, Mallorie (Shane) Werts, Dominique Ronan, Zachary Ronan, Jacob Stringfellow, Megan Stringfellow, Claire Ronan, Robyn Stringfellow, Benjamin Stringfellow, and Sammy Stringfellow; as well as her two sisters, Shirley Abram and Ronda (Dan) Mackey; along with many nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be held at St Pius X Catholic Church, 3130 Morris Ave. in Pueblo, CO at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Willa’s Wheels, a signature fundraiser for A Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation at: https://go.dojiggy.io/willaswheels2022/m/775dd0
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Services

Memorial Mass: October 17, 2022 10:00 am

St. Pius X Catholic Church
3130 Morris Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81008

719-542-1552

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  1. Thank you for streaming the funeral mass. I learned so much about Cloedean that I did not know what a life well lived that touched so many the service was lovely.

  2. CandleImageI only had the good fortune to meet Cloedean during a short visit a mere month before she ascended to Heaven. Although I am saddened I did not have the opportunity to know her more, I feel blessed to have met her at all. She embodied the essence of a life well-lived and fulfilled. I am sure I will continue to get to know her through her three children and husband who are who they are because she was who she was (as Brian said). May Cloedean rest in peace, and may God bless and nurture the whole Stringfellow family as they adjust to Cloedean’s absence from this earth and embrace the beautiful memories of her.

  3. I am saddened to hear of Cloedean’s homegoing. I know her family will miss her terribly. I always enjoyed chatting with her when we lived in Page. May God draw close to all of you who loved her and grant you peace.
    Karen Anderson 💙

  4. Mrs Stringfellow was an amazing lady and always made me feel welcome in their home growing up in Page. Many great memories of the Stringfellows while growing up. Thoughts and prayers during these trying times; she touched so many lives.

  5. I’ve known and loved the Stringfellow’s forever! What a beautiful service. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Your mom was a wonderful woman, I loved working with her at PHS. I cherish all the Stringfellow memories from Page: from Sandwich Place to School to pottery making and Covid Church! Love to you all.

  6. CandleImagePraying for you all. She was a great friend to my mom and we loved spending time with you all when we moved to Page. Lots of wonderful memories.

  7. CandleImageI had the privilege of having Mrs. Stringfellow as my typing and computer teacher in 7th & 8th grade. Mrs. Stringfellow was a good example not only as a teacher but also as a wife. Growing up with the Stringellows they were example of what a good marriage is. Seeing them every day with Mr. Stringfellow as my math teacher and then as my principal in high school. They were loving and playful with each other. Mrs. Stringfellow was put together elegantly. Her hair had to be perfectly curled and she dressed beautifully. Mr. Stringfellow would stop by class to check on her. They were adorable together.

  8. CandleImageCharlotte (Nez) Nockideneh

    Mrs. Stringfellow was my middle school math teacher. Mr. Stringfellow was my middle school social studies teacher. Together, they were my “school” parents. In the classroom, Mrs. Stringfellow had an excellent rapport with our class. She made math simple to understand. She had a great sense of humor. She held her students accountable. Outside of class, Mrs. Stringfellow was very caring, respectful and loving. I’m so happy she was my other mom. She believed in me. She saw my potential and encouraged my education beyond high school. She’ll truly be missed. My heartfelt hugs, sympathy and prayers go out to Mr. Stringfellow, dad, and the rest of the family.

  9. CandleImageGrowing up together, Junior High, High School and all the later times too many memories. She was one of my wifes favorite teachers, if only for 1 semester. I remember her quiet strength, iron will, caring and the narrowing of her eyes when I missed a point or was not quite getting her point. Jean and I stopped to see her and Roy as often as possible. Staying with them, parking the RV there and sharing a lot of humor.
    Watching her children at the service I can only admire their strength also.

  10. CandleImageIt was a truly lovely service. May God continue to wrap around you all his kind loving warmth. God bless you on your new journey Aunt Cloedean.

  11. What a beautiful service! Such a great tribute to Clodean! I’m glad she changed her mind about having a service….. because we all needed it. Love to all!

  12. Thank you for streaming the Funeral Mass so those of us who could not attend in person could still participate and celebrate Cloedean.

  13. Cleodean will always have a special place in our hearts. While Larry is her cousin, she always welcomed me as family. She was my student teacher and taught me well. She also gave the ok when I met Larry on a blind date in 1964. Almost 56 years together now. Roy. We hope to always stay in touch with you. Our love, Jean and Larry

  14. CandleImageWatching and giving my support, respect from Page, Arizona. Cloedean was my teacher at Page High School and thereafter became a special person along with Mr. String to myself and my sister, Charlotte. We knew her as Mrs. String and mom String, she will definitely be missed and loved but will always be in our hearts. May you rest in paradise, mom String. Thank you for all your teaching. 💞

  15. Cloedean, She was such a lovely lady. Always had a smile on her face. Remembered you no matter how long it been since she seen you. She will truely be missed. My heart goes out to her family.

  16. I will be watching this morning, remembering Clodean and praying for her and your family. She was a beautiful person. Love to all of you from Brian and I.

  17. CandleImageI still think about the time I spent with my aunt Cloedean and uncle Roy in Arizona. She was always so kind, happy and smiling.One of my fondest memories. God bless her, may she rest in peace.

  18. CandleImageWe were so sorry to hear of Cloedean’s passing. We each have fond memories of your time in Page. May your faith and memories guide you each in the times to come.
    Dan and Judy Boston

  19. CandleImageClodean was the ward secretary when I was a new nurse at St Mary Corwin. We made an awesome team. Of course we know you all from the Spruce Street neighborhood. Roy and family, love and peace to you

  20. Karen Isringhausen/Everett
    Cloedean and I were cousins. She taught me how to roller skate. We skated up and down the sidewalk on Lake Ave.
    Walked to the grocery on the corner. Raided the toy box in the closet right off the kitchen where aunt Lillian always seemed to be. Sweet innocent memories. We lost touch when we turned teenagers. We both were busy raising Children in our adult years. I wish I had stayed in touch.
    My deepest condolences to all family and friends.

  21. Cloedean was such a kind person. Always had a smile on her face. She made us feel comfortable and welcome around her. May God be with all of you through this tough period of time.

  22. I have so many memories I don’t even know where to start. She has touched my life in so many ways. Cloedean had a wonderful sense of humor and could find the funny side of almost anything. One of my favorite memories is from the summer of 1984 when she very patiently helped me sew a skirt – the first sewing project I did that resulted in something that I would actuall wear in public. After that, she shared other creative hobbies – especially quilting and embroidery. Right up to her passing, crafting and needle work is somthing that we shared. I am happy to know that she is now happy, healthy, and free of pain – but sefishly, I am going to miss her greatly.

  23. CandleImageCloedean was one of the first members at St. Pius X to reach out to me when I moved to Pueblo a few years ago. I loved helping with the Art & Environment Committee, especially with Cloedean knowing exactly how everything needed to be done to make our Church beautiful for our Lord. I learned so much. A kind, beautiful caring woman who will be missed by so many. Resting now peacefully in the presence of God.

  24. CandleImageI have known Cloedean since I was in 7th grade. I remember her as a knowledgeable and helpful teacher and as a member of the Catholic Church I attended growing up. She and Roy were neighbors to my parents (just around the corner) and eventually family of my sister. Cloedean’s faith was steadfast and her dedication to Catholicism admirable. May she rest in Peace in the presence of the Lord! Say hello to my mom and dad Cloedean! ❤️

  25. CandleImageI along with many others will certainly remember her as the lovely person she is. We didn’t communicate too much but I will always remember that she always left me feeling loved when we did and whenever I have thought of her. God bless her as I am sure she is.

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