June 19, 1958 ~ February 7, 2016

Born in: Pueblo, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Connie J. Dillow, 57, passed away Feb. 7, 2016. Survived by her children, Austin Dillow of Pueblo, Jessica (John) Bradburn of Pueblo West; mother, Jeanne Dillow of Pueblo; loving companion of 17 years, Renard Ortiz, and his children, Krystal (Ian) Conlon and R. J. Ortiz; siblings, Suzan Phillips, Patty Crowder, Carol (Bill) Phillips, Charlie (Tom) Ghidotti and Lisa Martin. Also survived by special friends of the Dillow and Ortiz families, Kathy (Scott) Smith, Paige (Dave) Wilkinson, Evie Ortiz, Marvalee Rumsey; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Randy Dillow. Connie was born on June 19, 1958, in Pueblo. She taught in Pueblo School District No. 60 for over 32 years. She was an outdoor enthusiast and lived for fishing. She loved her three dogs, interior decorating, running and had a green thumb, especially in her flower gardens. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of life, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. She was a vibrant person. Heartfelt condolences to all her family and friends.

    Tom Munch
    Pueblo West

  2. We were shocked and saddened by Connie’s untimely passing. She was a beautiful, smart and caring person, and a really wonderful neighbor for more years than I remember. (And yes, her flowers were always spectacular!) We were all sorry when she moved, but envisioned even greener pastures for her and her dogs. Special condolences to Renard, Jessica, Austin, her mother Jeanne, Marvalee, and all of the rest of her family, friends and colleagues.

    Janette Stern and Family,
    Pueblo, Colorado

  3. I wish I had words to lighten your pain on the passing of your mom but sometimes words are just not enough. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Words are never enough. I was deeply saddened by Connie\’s death. She was a wonderful person who brightened my life in many ways. Jessica and Austin, you especially are in my thoughts and prayers, and I wish for everyone connected to this amazing family the peace and grace that a remembrance and celebration of her life might bring.

  5. Feeling deeply saddened hearing of Connie\’s passing. I will always remember her beautifull smile.
    She has always looked like an Angel, and now we know she is one.
    All of her family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. I just read the news in The Chieftain. I’m weeping in sadness. When I was getting divorced, I rented a house across from Connie’s house. She and Renard were so kind and generous to my kids and I. She was such a special person and touched so many lives. Special prayers for you Jess, Austin and Renard. Rest in peace Connie…

  7. Our deepest condolences Jessica, Austin and family. Connie always had a smile and was kind to everyone she passed. She raised a wonderful family. I hope the memories you hold dear will give you peace and comfort in this time of sadness.
    Thoughtfully Elizabeth, Tyler and Shelby Riffle

  8. My sincere sympathy to the family for your loss. Look forward to the day when “death will be no more” and we will no longer experiance the pain and suffering that it causes. (Revelation 21:3,4)
    Until that time, i encourage you each to put hope in the promise given at Acts 24:15 which says: “There will be a resurrection.”

  9. I was shocked when Mom called and told me she saw the notice in the paper. I felt you all were my extended family; Connie was my best friend during elementary school. Unfortunately, we grew apart, but I was able to catch up with her when she was at Morton and I was a volunteer in the reading program. I know she and Randy are having a great reunion, as well as other loved ones. May our God of all comfort hold you in the hollow of His hand during this very difficult time.
    God bless you all,
    Susie Love

  10. Our deepest condolences Jessica, Austin, and Renard. It seems like only yesterday that we were on Ironweed, Jessica was babysitting Sarah, Austin was learning to skate and Connie was walking the dogs. Time gets away from us all. Our prayers & thoughts are with you during this time. God bless. Lisa & Mark Schornack

  11. Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be more that a thought apart. For as long there is a memory, they’ll live on in our hearts.
    My deepest sympathies to the Dillow family…much love and peace to you all.
    Kerry

  12. There are no words to express my heartfelt sadness at this time. Sometimes God needs the special angels to come home. I am so sorry for your loss. Connie’s smile will live in our hearts always.

    Pam Courtney

  13. Dear family, Dave and I were so saddened by Connie’s passing, she was truly the heart of our neighborhood. We’re sorry that we can’t attend the service but we’re holding all of you in our hearts.
    Love,
    Rita and Dave Marquez

  14. So very saddened by the loss to your family of a wonderful and very talented person. She worked in the math lab at Corwin. Her bright smile lit up the room and the hearts of our students. Such a wonderful and caring person.

  15. Our heartfelt condolences to the family, especially Renard, Jessica and Austin. We saw the love that she had for her family, dogs and your home. May those wonderful memories comfort you now and carry over in the future. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

  16. I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Connie to the Dillow family. Our heartfelt condolences to you at this time. Shane has fond memories of childhood bike rides with Connie & Austin. We pray for peace and comfort for you now and in the days to come.

  17. My heart is with all of you at this time. Connie was such a loving and caring person. I worked with Connie at Risley many years ago. She touched the lives of many students with her love of teaching. She was a wonderful friend and coworker.

    Shirley

  18. I am so sorry for your loss and your family is in my prayers. I have many great memories of Connie and feel like she was a second mom to me for many years growing up. She always seemed to know the right thing to say to ease teenage drama. I still remember her stopping by my house to pick me up for a walk with everyone and the dogs. She will be greatly missed.

  19. I’m so very sorry for your family’s loss. Connie was an amazing person and will surely be missed. My love and prayers go out to all of her family and friends. May she rest in peace!

  20. I was so very sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. Seeing each of you kids at the service made me so proud to see how you each grew up. Connie made my first year in Pueblo a special one and hearing your memories of her brought her back for me. In the days and weeks to come I hope you can each find comfort in those same memories.
    Dianna Stanley

  21. So very sorry to hear about Connie…have not seen her or the rest Carol..Lisa ..Susan ..Charlie..and Patty in years…know your hearts are broken…Please give their mom and all a hug from me..I have 5 grown children (twins also ,boys) and 8 grandchildren and 3 foster grandchildren at the moment…Adam ..Brian ..Brandon ..Sherri ..and Rob are my children…grandchildren are Orion, Ean , Zane , Emma, Eli, Logan , Lacey Rae…and grandfoster kids Jasmine , Jaden and Haley for the moment…much love to her family also at these trying times….Love Libby Brown Faulkner..Bland Va ….Elsie and Waynes daughter

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