August 4, 1931 ~ November 17, 2019

Born in: Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Doris M. Quinlan, 88, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Nov. 17, 2019. Preceded in death by her husband, James Quinlan; brother, William H. Hutchins; daughter-in-law, Rhona Quinlan; and brother-in-law, Richard Jackson. Survived by her children, Michael Quinlan of Boise, Idaho, Gary Quinlan of Staples, Minn. and Diane Thomas of Staples, Minn.; grandchildren, Daniel Smith and Jeffrey Emery; and sister, Jean M. Jackson of West Chester, Pa.

Doris was born to Harry and Margaret Hutchins on Aug. 4, 1931, in Ridley Park, Pa. She retired as a paraprofessional for Pueblo School District # 60.

She was a member of Habitat for Humanity, Assistance League of Pueblo since 1989, Cooperative Care Center since 1990 and the Pueblo Zoo. She also served on the Sangre de Cristo Hospice Board.  Doris’s hobbies and interests included hiking, reading, sewing, knitting, macrame and gardening. As a spectator, she enjoyed ballet, theatre, modern dance and sporting events. She also liked to browse in museums and at art shows. 

Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Those who desire may make memorials to the Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005.  Online condolences,



Memorial Service: November 21, 2019 2:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Doris M. Quinlan 's name.

Pueblo Zoo

3455 Nuckolls Ave.
Pueblo, CO

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  1. I worked with Doris and lived with her for a short time during my divorce. We saved each other at a time we both needed a friend. I cherish the time we spent together as co-workers and friends. She was a wonderful person. It’s surely much sadder without her. May the Lord speed her on her way to His golden fields.

  2. The Montgomery and Steward funeral home, Nancy Smith, and Pastor Ben Kellor deserve great thanks for conducting the memorial service for my mother Doris, producing the live stream of it, and hosting the video for future viewing.

  3. CandleImageI knew Doris for a short time when I lived in Pueblo and attended First Presbyterian Church. We met every week for the knitting group. She was a very sweet lady and loved dogs so much. We talked about our dogs every time we met. Even though we knew each other for only a short time, I will never forget her. She was a very strong person and always had a loving attitude.

  4. CandleImageOur “tiny but perfect Auntie Doris” may have had a bit of a quandary when leaving the earth. Whether to go directly to Heaven or make a stop first at the Rainbow Bridge where she would have been greeted by the many Collies and Shelties she fostered and loved over the last 30 years. Bless your sweet soul, Auntie Doris! The world will be less kind and caring without you.

    With much love,


    • CandleImageShe is in the Sun
      the wind, the rain,
      she in the air you
      breathe with every
      Breath you take
      she sings a song
      of Hope and cheer
      there’s no more pain,
      no more fear.
      You’ll see her
      in the clouds above
      hear her whisper
      Words of Love,
      you’ll be together
      before long until then
      listen for her song.

      Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your final journey. I will miss you dearly! 💜

  5. Doris was such a big part of our neighborhood, we walked our dogs together in the park. It was such a blessing to know Doris and see your never give up attitude, you inspire all to do more and be a better person
    Rest In Peace special Lady

  6. CandleImageDoris was such a wonderful lady and a beloved neighbor to her Bitterweed neighbors. We are all very saddened by her passing. May she Rest In Peace.

    • I’m sorry to hear of her passing I’ve worked for her as her yard keeper for many years she will be sadly missed
      Sincerely cold Creek Lawn and sprinkler

  7. CandleImageMy beloved sister that I will always miss. So many memories and good times. So much talent and so many good things Doris did. Rest in peace always.

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