Edna L. England, 83, born December 8, 1920, passed away April 5, 2004. Preceded in death by parents; six sisters; two brothers; son, Ralph England; and daughter, Judy Christner. Survived by sister, Anne Hayes; daughter, Janet Maxwell; son, John M. England, Jr.; grandchildren, Trudi (Bob) Willard, Louis (Patty) Fortino, Greg Allenbach, David Allenbach, Bryan Christner, Michael Christner; other grandchildren, Sandy, Sherri, Colette, Ralph Jr., and Travis; great grandchildren, Kimberly, Michael and Alec Willard, and Cameron and Louis Fortino IV. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Edna was a very loving mother and grandmother. Member of the First Church of the Nazarene for over 50 years, she held numerous positions, her favorite being the Garden Room caretaker. Edna was a foster mother for numerous years. She enjoyed many arts and crafts and gardening. She was a dedicated friend and brought laughter and love to all she knew. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Vialpando, Dr. Settipani, and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice family for all of their love and care. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2004, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford, with Pastor Conley Henderson, Pastor Ray Hawkins, and Reverend George White officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Miss you Grandma, and think of you often. Hard to believe it has been 16 years since you passed. Love and miss you greatly!

  2. We have many fond memories of Edna. When we first arrived in Pueblo in 1955, Edna invited us to their home for Thanksgiving dinner on several occasions. As the years went by, we saw her children grow; Edna showed affection to our children. We saw her using the gifts she had been given in many ways over the years. On our last visit to see her on March 13, 2004, she gave us a beautiful African violet plant which has really done well;full of blossoms. Edna will be missed by her family and many friends. We ask for God’s blessings on her children, loved ones and friends. Roy and Ruth Franklin

  3. I have memories of Grandma England during my early childhood in Pueblo, Colorado- the house on Carslile Place- especially her Trolls in the back yard, all of her Hummells and her Cookoo clocks. I remember Grandma “banana curling” my and Trudi’s hair for Sunday School. The big blackboard in the kitchen. The old telephone on the wall.

    Many miles and many years have seperated my family from Grandma, but she has been in my thoughts and prayers daily. Her other great-grandchildren in Texas know who she is and was. I hope that she can now look down and see all the children who’s lives she has touched over the years and see that she made an impact on us all. It takes a strong person to raise other peoples children, even her own grandaughter as one of her own.
    I send my deepest sympathy to the family and many friends as Grandma will truely be missed by many.

    Warmest regards,
    Sandy, Mark, Kendall & Brandon

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