Darla J. Ley

darla ley

March 22, 1946 ~ September 24, 2009

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Darlene J. 'Darla' Ley, 63, affectionately known as 'G. Grandma Kitty,' passed away Sept. 24, 2009. Survived by her husband of 22 years, Eugene 'Gene' Ley Jr.; children, Sherry L. Baker, Pueblo, Kriste (Sam) Ingo, Pueblo, Michelle (Dan) Condit, Appleton, Wis., Charles Chigro, Pueblo, Elizabeth (Josh) Spence, Pueblo, Tina (Brian) O'Grady, Pueblo and Jed (Aya) Ley, Portland, Ore.; twin sister, Marlene (Don) Peterlin; other siblings, Eileen (Michael) Deverich, Judy (Bob) Wertz and Joe (Pam) Kocman, all of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Sandy Kocman, Pueblo; 21 grandchildren; and great-granddaughter, Adrianna Maese. Preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph 'Moon' and Elsie Kocman; brother, Pudgy Kocman; and grandson, 'Sammo' Ingo. Darla was born March 22, 1946, in Pueblo. She was a cheerleader for three years at Pueblo Catholic High School and homecoming queen her senior year in 1964. Darla worked for the Pueblo County Treasurer and later as a manager of the shoe department at Fashion Bar. Viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, with the Reverend Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Both services at St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Kriste and Sam & Family:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our family conitinues to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    With heartfelt sympathy,

    Bryan & Sudzy Benesch & family

  2. Darlene you will be with me forever, you are my best friebd, my wife and lover. I fell in love with the first time I saw you and when you asked me out to that picnic in Buelah back in 1961,I was so excitied that you would ever want to know me . MY life was consumed by all my thoughts of you, everyday even during the times we were not togethewr. Now that we are apart physically again, we will see each other again and be reunited, Wait for me, I’ll see you again, pray for me. I know you are in God’s kingdom and are happy and at peace, I Love you Gene

  3. Marla, Judy, Gene and Family
    I am so sorry that Darla left us so soon. I often think of you and wonder how all of you are. We have some real fun and good memories, don’t we? Marla “MBF”, Judy the great and funny big sister and Gene the “good looking” boyfriend. There is so much to remember..Darla will always be alive in our minds and hearts. And someday we will all be together at the PCH in heaven. Know that I will pray for Darla and and all of you. Take care. Love You. Loni

  4. Gene and Family,
    You and Darlene are special people. Darlene and her sweet way will be greatly missed. My prayers, love and healing thoughts are with you.

  5. Gene,

    You and Darlene are two of the most authentic people I have ever been blessed to know.

    My most loving thoughts and prayers for you.

  6. Marlene and family,
    My prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
    I cannot express the sadness I felt when I heard about Darla. She was loved by all who knew her.

    Vera Ellen Juinta Collard

  7. Gene, Michelle, Kriste, Sherry, Elizabeth & Chuck,
    Our prayers go out to all of your family. We thought the world of your mother and know that she will be missed.
    Love Marilynn, Lance, Jeff, Jamee, Christie & Lance Allen

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