Daphne M. Simony, 93, passed away Nov. 28, 2017. Survived by daughter, Therese Simony (David McNeilly); grandchildren, Tiana Woodruff (Jason Cook) and Christopher (Buochay) Woodruff; great-grandchildren, Isabella and Winston J. Woodruff; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, John J. Simony; and daughter, Annamarie Covi. Daphne was born to Ella and Harry Houghton on Aug. 17, 1924, in Watford, England. She owned and operated a successful kennel named El-Har Kennel and she also raised and showed championship poodles. Daphne enjoyed gardening, cooking, family, pets and was a proud member of the Tea Cosy Club. Daphne met the love of her life in England during WWII. It was love at first sight from across a crowded dance floor. The story goes that when John saw Daphne, he told his Army buddy, 'I'm going to marry that girl!' After the war, Johnny picked up his English bride at the Pueblo Depot Train Station on Apr. 6, 1946, and they were married for 64 years. Daphne never lost her English accent or English roots, enjoying 'a cuppa' and cucumber sandwiches with her Tea Cosy friends. Daphne, 'Nan Nan,' helped raise three generations of her family with love, cooking and English discipline. The family would like to thank Dr. Christopher Wilson and University Park Care Center for their love and care. Viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. followed by the Rosary Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to PAWS for Life, P.O. Box 11208, Pueblo, CO 81001 or Spay & Neuter Clinic, 1700 S. Prairie Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Therese, my very best to you and yours. I still miss my Mom that died many years ago. Sounds like she had a great life—–

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