September 6, 1937 ~ July 4, 2015

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

Donald L. Creager, Jr., DDS, 77, passed away peacefully at home on July 4, 2015. Survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Mary Creager; children, Chip and Robin Creager, Greg Creager, Cindi Creager and Michael and Jenn Creager; and grandchildren, Andy, Max, Lauren and Jack Creager. Preceded in death by his parents, Aarion and Donald L. Creager, Sr. Donald was born Sept. 6, 1937, in Pueblo. He practiced dentistry for 43 years in Pueblo and was the former owner of So-Lo Discount Foods and Creager Mercantile. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and hunter. Donald was devoted to his family and Catholic faith. He donated countless hours to managing the computer systems at St. Therese Catholic School as a part of a self-taught second career in information technology. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, July, 8, 2015, at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight Ave. Private interment, Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Therese Catholic School, 300 Goodnight Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. My condolones to Marie and the Creager family. Don was a wonderful man, we became friends by telephone a few years after I had moved to Pueblo, and I remember the call. Once we meet in person I felt I\’d known him all my life, he was that friendly and kind. He attended daily mass for as long as he could and when I attended he would seek me out afterward to say hello. He loved Jesus and his Church and was not afraid to let others know. Don I will miss you for the remainder of my lifetime here on earth, but we both know true living comes after this world for those who believe and our friends with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You lived and finished your life having known him and you are know enjoying your reward. Your friends in Jesus and Mary — Elmer and the Villalon family

  2. Sending our love and prayers as you celebrate Lyle’s wonderful life.
    With fondest memories….Linda and Jim Finney

  3. Dr. Creager will be greatly missed. I will miss hearing about how he is doing at Dr. Berry’s as much as I missed seeing him as a dentist. Our family had 3 generations of patients with him and the office – he is the reason we have such healthy teeth now! Our prayers are with his family at this time. The Coleman Family.

  4. I was one of the first attendees of the dental assisting program through the school district back in the 70″s and I interned at Dr Creager’s office. The Dr’s in the program allowed us to be in their offices 4 days a week for 4 hours each day. Dr Creager took time out of his busy practice to train a young 17 year old girl and instill in her a love of the dental profession that continued for 30 years. I have great memories of the office and the staff at that time of Laura and Angie. My condolonces are with his family. Linda Hightower

  5. My condolences to the Creager family. Doc was a wonderful man, always willing to serve us here at the Parish and the Catholic School. He would come immediately whenever there was a need, and was truly a servant to us all. May your soul rest in peace Doc.

  6. Mary and family my heart goes out to you at this time with the loss of Lyle. So very many memories come to mind. I hope they will bring comfort to you in the days to come. sending love to all.

  7. Our sincere condolences to Mary and family. So very sorry for the loss of a marvelous person and dentist. He cared for our entire families dental needs for many years.

  8. We are so sorry for the loss of your Husband, Don, and our very good friend. Our hearts and prayers go out to you, Mary, and your famly. I have fond memories of Lyle in high school and after, especially driving to Canon City to double date two girls from St. Scholastica Academy. We also cherish the times we spent together with you and Lyle -at your home, at our home at the Broadmor and at reunions. We will miss him dearly
    May God grant you His peace, understanding and comfort. Know that He will be with you always and that He has led Lyle home to the place that He has prepared for him

  9. My deepest sympathy Mary and to the family. God’s peace be with all of you at this time. So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man.

  10. I worked for mr Creager back in late 70’s . he was a great man to work for. he was a kind man to everybody he was always smiling and good sence of humor. my prayers go out to mary and family.

  11. May his memory be eternal! Dr. Creager was one of the kindest men I have ever met. Always willing to tell a story, listen to one of yours and walk away smiling.

  12. To the entire Creager family:
    We are mourning the loss of our very good friend Don. Our family friendships
    have endured thru many years. Our profound condolences to you all. Don was
    a great student of many things and that included computer systems. We enjoyed many days and nights conversing over computer issues and how to solve them. Using Skype from Ohio to Colorado was our main tool. We stand together in his memory and his love for all things in life that are good.
    Larry & Ruth Hewitt
    Fairlawn, Ohio

  13. I have known Don since I was 6 years old when he became my dentist. My father was friends with him as they both were in the grocery business. I spent some time in his dental office before I decided to become a dentist myself. He was always a good friend, hard worker, loved his family, and inspired many people that crossed his path. Now Don is looking down at us from heaven probably saying some encouraging words, telling us not to worry too much, and that heaven is marvelous! Don will be missed, Mary and family may our prayers of peace and love be with you. Eric & Laurie Berry

  14. Greg and family, just got the email/obituary from Joan at CSUP. Thinking of you all as you go through this hard time of losing someone.

  15. mary and family, i am very sorry to learn of dr. donaldo’s passing. don and i had kind of an interesting friendship for almost 40 years. whenever we saw each other, it seems we traded barbs until one of us gave up and admitted defeat. it was always in good fun and even though i no longer live in pueblo, i will miss seeing don on my return visits. may his soul rest in peace and may you all find comfort in what a wonderful person don was.

  16. Don was one of the most polite, down to earth, competent, and conscientious
    dentists I have ever met. He was organized, meticulous and quality oriented.
    Don was very frank in a tactful manner–one always knew where he stood.
    I can’t think of any issue of life or dentistry we disagreed on. He taught me a lot
    about the “Golf Swing”. We will all miss “The Donald”. Ron Concialdi

  17. Dr. Creager was my dentist when I was in high school (many many years ago) and I am happy to say I have no fear of dentists because of him. He gave me wise advice all those years ago and I have kept with me throughout my life–like never closing your eyes while he was working in your mouth because that only intensified your imagination of what is going on. I have known many people who are terrified to go to the dentist and I always have taken great delight in sharing my experiences with them. Dr. Creager was always a kind and compassionate dentist to me. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family.

  18. I am sorry for the loss of a great dentist and a great man. I enjoyed working with him at the Dental Hygiene clinic here at PCC. He would fill in for us when our attending dentist was gone. He was so interested in each student and their patient. I also loved seeing him at the Mill Stop on Fridays for breakfast. He always took time to stop at my booth and chat. My condolences to you Mary and your family.

  19. Mary, and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    I was a classmate of Don’s at St. Patrick’s Grade School and Pueblo Catholic High School – a long time!
    I didn’t know him real well but remember seeing him many times in classes.
    My heart and prayers are with you and know you will find comfort in your Faith.
    Mary Nell Maloney
    PCH Class of ’55

  20. Dear Mrs. Creager, Cindi, Greg and Creager Family, I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Creager’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love,
    Kathy Concialdi-Lawrence

  21. Carol and I were so sorry to learn of Doc’s passing. Doctor Creagar was an important part of our success at St. Therese Catholic School. He was a critical member of the staff and his support of our instructional program had a significant impact on the achievement and character of our students. I will sorely miss his encouragement about the future of the school and our kids. My grand-daughter Kaity, Carol, and I have you in our prayers and when I return I would like to visit with your family about an appropriate and lasting tribute to Doctor Creager for his dedication and support of the children and teachers of St. Therese Catholic School.

  22. Dear MARY and beloved family of Don (Lyle) Creager,
    My deepest sympathies and condolences at the loss
    Of your PRECIOUS Husband, Father, Grandfather and
    My fellow SHAMROCK from Pueblo Catholic High School.
    He was always a great friend, leader and devoted Catholic.
    My memories are cheerleading for him in sports and his
    Contagious personality and smile for everyone.
    I will always remember his sparkling eyes and his joyful laughter.
    He was a SPECIAL SHAMROCK.
    GOD BLESS YOU and Your loving family and bring you comfort in knowing that
    GOD has HIM in HIS LOVING ARMS in PARADISE.
    HE will remain forever in our hearts, never to be forgotten.
    My prayers continue for You and all your loved ones.
    Lillian Luna, ’55

  23. I was so saddened to hear of Dr. Creager’s passing, thru our Colorado connections. Please extend our condolences to your family. I worked for Dr. Creamer back on the 70’s as his Dental Assistant. I will always appreciate his extension of kindness to me and my family. May you find comfort in his memories.

  24. I am so sorry for your loss. I first met Don at a Dental Fair at SCSC in the spring of 1965. I was a student and was asked to help set up and take down this event. During the tear-down portion of the event the \jocks\” who were helping went \”hog wild\” playing with some of the chairs and other props. I ignored these activities and helped where I could. Don asked me to help him carry his materials to his car. In the process he asked me if I might be interested in working at his father\’s grocery store. He sent me to Charley Flores to apply. The long and short of it is that without his recommendation I would never have became a stocker at Solo Discount Foods for the next three yrs. and received my BS degree in \’68. I will always be grateful for his assistance. In \’69 he pulled my four wisdom teeth. Although I had other health issues his professionalism

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