November 18, 1930 ~ September 22, 2018
Surrounded by her loving family, our angel on earth, Dorothy Runco, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 and is now rejoicing with heavenly angels. Born in November 1930, to Harold and Beulah Sherwood, Dottie was the sixth of seven children. She graduated from Central High School in 1948, and married the love of her life, Gaetano 'Guy' Runco, in 1949. They had seven children: Linda (Larry) Salbato, Kathy (Sam) Chifalo, Guy (Kathie) Runco, Peggy (Matt) Willcox, Jim Runco, Lewis (Carol) Runco and Dotti Ann Runco. She was the proud and loving grandmother of 25 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 33 beautiful children. Dottie was preceded in death by her husband, Guy, son, Jim, her parents, Harold and Beulah Sherwood, in-laws Phil and Lizzie Runco, brother in-law Nick Runco and his wife Doris, and brother-in law Charles Peterson. Her brother Richard Sherwood, and sister Margie Bruce also predecease her, as does her brother, Jim Sherwood, his wife, Virginia, her sister, Donna Fetty, and brother in-law, Joe Alvey. She is survived by sisters, Winnie Alvey and Marvel Dowling, sister-in-law Suzie Peterson, and her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Dottie retired from the Board of Water Works, and she and Guy were able to realize their dream of traveling including a special trip to Canada and Alaska for their fiftieth wedding anniversary. She enjoyed regular get-togethers with good friends and loved trips to Cripple Creek. Her favorite activity was anything that allowed her to spend time with her family. She had a beautiful smile that would light up the room and she made friends wherever she went. She always saw the good in people and faced every situation and each new day with optimism and gratitude for God's blessings. She was unfailingly, kind, generous, loving, and loyal. To all who knew her, she was a perfect example of living a life of grace, joy, and strong faith. She will remain forever in our hearts. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018, at First Congregational Church, 228 W. Evans, Pueblo, Colorado. In lieu of food or flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005 or First Congregational Church, 228 W. Evans, Pueblo, CO 81004.